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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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Nice side trip stop

We are local but decided to do some back yard vacation ideas. It is a little harder to get on the... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
Emily B
Rock Island, Illinois
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wealth of information

One could be here for hours. There is so much to see and take in and the site is interesting as well

Reviewed 27 September 2016
Bethalto, Illinois
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Bldg. 60, North Avenue just east of Gillespie, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We are local but decided to do some back yard vacation ideas. It is a little harder to get on the island now than it was before but this little gem is worth the stop. Not huge but takes about 30 mins to look through...More

1  Thank Emily B
Reviewed 27 September 2016

One could be here for hours. There is so much to see and take in and the site is interesting as well

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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Go onto the base through the Moline Gate. You'll need to process through the visitor's center, make sure you read the display board add you walk in. You will lose at least 15 minutes being processed in. The museum has a great history, amazing variety...More

1  Thank RandR J
Reviewed 16 September 2016

My son took me to see the museum which he has visited many times as he is based there. I am not a exactly fascinated with hand guns, but I found this collection(which if I recall correctly, is the largest in the US) to be...More

2  Thank margaret o
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I went there expecting to see how they made munitions. They don't make munitions, they make recoil mechanisms and gear to transport big guns. The museum had some places where it felt like they were preserving items just to say they had a museum, for...More

1  Thank Randy R
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Security has made this a challenge to get to, but the collection is fabulous and well-displayed and interpreted.

Thank QCWineaux
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This museum gives a lot of the history of Rock Island Arsenal, including examples of the many things manufactured there.

1  Thank Anthony R
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This museum is small but holds so much history. This piece of the Land is and was a very vital part of American History beginning from the Louisiana Purchase to the present. Growing up here I knew a lot about the Arsenal but got so...More

Thank Marcus H
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Great museum on the arsenal. Lots of history on gun manufacturing and lots of guns that are available for the novice and collector. Also a history of the Arsenal and manufacturing. A must see

Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed 26 June 2016

This museum was awesome. We could have stay much longer than an hour. We had a 16 day road trip across america and this was one of my fav places. They had a GREAT display on the investigation at Little Bighorn. They could track rilfes...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.