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Vermilion County War Museum

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Address: 307 N Vermilion St, Danville, IL 61832-4769
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It's an interesting place with interesting volunteers to talk to. If you're a history buff, this is a museum to check out.

Reviewed 14 April 2017
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Elizabethtown, Indiana
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped by on way to Peoria. A lot of material and displays. Volunteers are very knowledgeable and excited to to tell you about displays. We spent about 2 hours at museum. We were traveling in RV and were able to park behind museum with no issues. Not a busy place so you will not feel rushed through.

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

It's an interesting place with interesting volunteers to talk to. If you're a history buff, this is a museum to check out.

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Danville, Illinois
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is not a huge museum but it covers so much of history and the displays are very well done. They have made great effort to bring you the best. You can spend and easy hour but if your into war history plan on two or more. The staff is friendly and helpful and I would encourage this stop for... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

What a great museum. Well put together and so much information about every war our country has been involved in. If you're in the area, it's definitely worth the stop!

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Dallas, Texas
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I stopped by this museum while I was visiting Danville last month. I'll be honest- I figured a museum in a town the size of Danville probably wouldn't have much to their exhibits. I will happily admit that I was WRONG! This is one of the best museums that I have ever visited (and I go to a lot of... More 

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Danville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Come take a walk back into history. See the place were Lincon slept and adressed the town. The medical office of prominent citizens of the day. See examples of the industry that made the area well known. It is all here and much more.

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Thank Stephen C
Danville, Illinois
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

The staff was very courteous. They were dressed up as different presidents. They also did the battle of the gettysburg war

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Thank jerrywomanforever
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Went to visit as a family staying with friends in Danville what a great museum to all the forces of the US in all the wars from the Indian Wars to the present run by volunteers

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D'villate, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We were interested in the Civil War and found a very nice display, much larger than we thought it would be. We were amazed at the extent of all the collections, even a display for trench art and a special room just for D-Day with audio recordings. Planned on one hour and spent two, wish we had more time. Think... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

We were pleasantly surprised to see that the city of Danville, Illinois, with a population of only 32,000 people, is home to the Vermilion County War Museum. Located at 307 North Vermilion Street in the old Carnegie Library building, it occupies almost 14,000 square feet and displays artifacts and memorabilia and exhibits from 250 years of warfare involving the United... More 

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