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World Food Prize Hall of Laureates

100 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1767
+1 515-245-3735
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Simply Beautiful!

It's a breathtaking setting for a wedding or social event, indoors or out (spring through fall... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
prairiedog
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Des Moines, Iowa
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This is a must-see for the entire family.

Since most Americans have no idea where their food comes from, this is a great and beautiful place... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David W
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The Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates - home of The World Food Prize - is a public museum, educational facility and a place of inspiration for all. This magnificently restored Beaux Arts space celebrates the spirit of giving, emphasizing the importance of global food security.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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100 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1767
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a breathtaking setting for a wedding or social event, indoors or out (spring through fall). You are surrounded by art, beauty and gorgeous gardens in an intimate setting. If you at all enjoy architecture, gardening or are interested in the important work of feeding...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since most Americans have no idea where their food comes from, this is a great and beautiful place to take the entire family for some real education. The beautiful Beaux-Arts building is a sight to behold and the honorees of the World Prize deserve every...More

Thank David W
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

This museum is in what was previously the library so the building and gardens are beautiful. There is so much beautiful art inside. This is about the different people that have made outstanding contributions to agriculture and feeding the world. It’s a must see and...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

I have to be honest, before my daughter told me she was having her wedding here, I had never heard of the place. I also had no idea what what it was all about. So, let me give you the quick run down. This used...More

1  Thank Joe B
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

This was not what we expected. It was interesting. The tour guide was what made it good. I would not go through without a tour guide. Kids would probably be bored.

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

We didn't really know what the World Food Prize was, Very informative and a gorgeous building . Very helpful guides that really explained things well

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

This is a short visit but well worth you time. There are some "heroes" in there that aren't well known. Go and learn. If you are in Des Moines you need to make time for this learning experience. It won't take long. Make the effort.

2  Thank David H
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Beautiful building and gardens.There was no tour available when we were there. Mainly walked the grounds and admired the beauty.

Thank ladyme1
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We were very impressed with our tour of the Hall of Laureatis during our recent visit to Des Moines. Our guide Jim Sweeney was very knowledgeable and informative. The former library is an exceptional building. The stained glass panels and dome are outstanding. It was...More

2  Thank Veryseasonedtraveler
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

We visited the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates and found it to be very interesting and informative. Various special displays change from time-to-time so it is worth visiting more than once. If you are into period architecture, you will love the design and fixtures...More

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alice753
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Response from ronsus | Reviewed this property |
I would look on their web-site and get a phone number to call. They give a good tour.
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