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Rock Island Arsenal Museum

Closed Now: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Open today: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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If you are a gun buff, a must see

I really liked this. They had a little of so much. But lots of guns. It is free so a bonus... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Jill D
Saint Louis
Very Interesting Visit

If you do not have a military ID, it is a bit more challenging to get in. You have to enter through... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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Bldg. 60, North Avenue just east of Gillespie, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

I really liked this. They had a little of so much. But lots of guns. It is free so a bonus. History buff would like it too.

Thank Jill D
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

As an ex UK forces veteran and seeing this advertised as a place of interest my wife and I was very disappointed to be refused we were refused entry because we were foreign, I thought we had a special relationship with the USA.

2  Thank David S
Reviewed 12 July 2018

If you do not have a military ID, it is a bit more challenging to get in. You have to enter through the Moline gate and then follow the signs to the Visitor Control Center. It is a small, square building that really does not...More

5  Thank sg8887
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We took a day trip from our home near Springfield and found the Arsenal Museum to be full of military artifacts from all wars. Many of the items were made on the island. There are some that were enemy weapons that were captured. Also on...More

Thank Brad W
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Anyone interested in military history should put this museum on their bucket list. It is a small museum but offers lots of small arms exhibits, period rifles, carbines, garands and many more. The arsenal itself has some architectural beauties.

2  Thank ncat2016
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Lots on army canons outside along with a very rare M50 Ontos and T9E1 Locust. Inside museum has every army rifle and pistols made by Rock Island Arsenal.

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Rock island Arsenal has been supplying the US Military since the 1870's and you can see the progression of American Arms almost since the time of the American Revolution. Garand serial number 1? Yup, they have it. Weapons used against Custer's forces at Little Bighorn?...More

3  Thank tridcod
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Beware of entrance, only north - Moline Entrance , not south which guard said we could use (south is closed), Go to Visitor's center (a working army base), fill out both sides on form, need ID-driver's license or passport, stand in line at windows, talk...More

1  Thank Don M
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We didn't know what to expect, but had heard it's a great spot for a rainy afternoon. It was. Some of the artifacts and the history of the island were very cool. The walls and walls of weapons gets old pretty quickly for someone who...More

1  Thank Scott_A_Drake
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I couldn't get to see the Arsenal or Museum last year. I had Illinois drivers license that was not accepted at the gate by the Gatekeeper, but this year was sent to a Visitor Center for a special pass that is good for a year...More

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JohnandCrystal H
2 April 2017|
Response from John R |
Admission is FREE but be sure to follow the directions and entry requirements posted on their website or you may get lost or refused entry (Google: Rock Island Arsenal Museum).
Ronnie H
30 September 2016|
Response from Jeff P | Reviewed this property |
According to their website, noon to 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday.