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Rock Island Arsenal Museum

Bldg. 60, North Avenue just east of Gillespie, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL
+1 309-782-5021
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World of military guns!

Rock island Arsenal has been supplying the US Military since the 1870's and you can see the... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2017
tridcod
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Annandale, New Jersey
The largest arms collection I have ever seen-trick entrance

Beware of entrance, only north - Moline Entrance , not south which guard said we could use (south... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Don M
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Littleton, Colorado
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Bldg. 60, North Avenue just east of Gillespie, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL
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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

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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
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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

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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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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed this museum. I am into military things not guns per se. Interesting how they remfg the M14 for use in IRAQ Several historic military and local history displays. You must get a pass to enter RI

Thank Kevin F
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

One could spend days here looking and researching all of the weapons the have on display They even provide research binders for visitors to lookup additional information on each piece.

Thank Bruce L
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

If you are a gun enthusiast, then this is the place for you. Interesting collection, with firearms from all corners of the globe. I wish there was a better way to research everything of what I was looking at. Nearly overwhelming.

2  Thank Curtez151
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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

I really would like to visit this place, but you're only allowed when you've a US id. So as a European, I'm not allowed. A pity.

3  Thank Marcel d
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

Having been to the R.I. Visitors center many times including when the gate was just 50 feet off the old iron bridge.Then it was moved about a quarter of a mile further, the NEW entrance in Moline is a tourists headache. The tourists info center...More

Thank Henry H
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This museum showcases the history of the Arsenal and the armaments it has produced over the years. Its a working Army Command, so security is tight and requires a background check and residency in the US. My Vietnamese wife could not enter when we first...More

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JohnandCrystal H
2 April 2017|
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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).
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Ronnie H
30 September 2016|
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Response from Jeff P | Reviewed this property |
According to their website, noon to 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday.
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