Old Capitol Museum
University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
Right next door to the Old Capitol Museum is their sister Museum, the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History. It was founded in 1858 and is the oldest museum west of the Mississippi River. It is combined of exhibits, education resources, programming, collections, and research opportunities to support the University of Iowa and the community. It has the same hours at the Old Capitol and is also free to visit.
Iowa Children’s Museum
Antique Car Museum of Iowa
The Antique Car Museum of Iowa sits in the Iowa River Landing in Coralville. It showcased over 80 automobiles dating from 1899 to 1965. There is also a collection of antique Iowa license plates, an original Skelly gas station, and a gift shop. Every single one of their cars but one is still able to run. Put a nickel in the jukebox and walk around to see history in all corners.
Johnson County Historical Society
In the same location as the Antique Car Museum is the Johnson County Historical Society. Starting in 1967, it is a private non-profit group committed to serving the public by furthering the knowledge of the historical and cultural history of Johnson County. Their location has several exhibits ranging from Native American themes to old school houses. Check out the extensive timeline to learn how Johnson County came to where it is today.
Stanley Museum of Art
The Stanley Museum of Art in Iowa City opens to the public in August of 2022. Owned by the University of Iowa, it now has a brand new building after the old on was damaged from the 2008 flood. Inside is a world-class art museum featuring pieces from Jackson Pollock, Grant Wood, and more.