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Camp Algona POW Museum

114 S. Thorington, Algona, Iowa 50511 USA

Closed Now
Opens Sat 1p

“prisoners of war history”

Camp Algona housed up to 10;000 German prisoners of war from 1944 to 1946. The 70-foot linear display tells the story of this camp and its effect on the military and civilians in Algona. Weapons exhibit; World War II uniforms and artifacts; and displays of poetry; paintings and woodcarvings.

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Reviewed by
Greg Newkirk

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September 24, 2014
Rated 3.0

It might seem bizarre that there would have been a POW camp in Iowa, but that's the kind of thing you'll learn here. Lots of WW2 artifacts, and really knowledgable volunteers. Worth a visit if you're into "untold" history.

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