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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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Must see for firearms or military history enthusiast

I have visited this museum many times over the years since I was a little kid. Each time I go is... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2016
Dan S
A great place to visit for the gun buffs as well as those interested in history of the area.

once you get through arsenal security and you find the museum you will be impressed with the... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2016
Charles W
Milan, Illinois
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Bldg. 60, North Avenue just east of Gillespie, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

I have visited this museum many times over the years since I was a little kid. Each time I go is just as good as the first. More weapons on display then I have seen anywhere else. They span the ages from pre-American revolution to...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2016

once you get through arsenal security and you find the museum you will be impressed with the buildings and the history behind them. The collection of arms is second to none and the history of the arsenal is truly interesting.

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Reviewed 31 October 2015

an opportunity to see military personnel & civilians working side by side on a real military post while also seeing the history of the arsenal.

Thank Maureen D
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Thought this would be a great place to visit. And it was! wall to wall guns and war memorabilia. There were books to give the history of each gun etc that was on the wall. There was even a horse that was covered in the...More

Thank frogtoes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Many in the midwest may not know this place exists...an actual Army installation in Rock Island. Buildings from the 1890's, a pow cemetery from the civil war, a wonderful museum that displays all the munitions and history of area. A great children's area within the...More

2  Thank buttonskc
Reviewed 11 September 2015

If you are interested in firearms this is the place to stop. Two of four walls of the museum had racks of small arms. There are variations of the same weapon hanging next to each other, some are hard to spot.

Thank J-Szy8
Reviewed 10 September 2015

this is the place for you. The museum looks small when you enter but it traces the fascinating history of Rock Island Arsenal through all of its phases. Most of the many military products produced or refurbished here are represented in context. They range from...More

1  Thank Mediocrates
Reviewed 8 September 2015

The Rock Island Arsenal is large enough, yet small enough to include in your Quad Cities visit without boring you. Guns and weaponry galore. Interesting to see what our military uses.

Thank Rose Marie W
Reviewed 1 September 2015

If your into history and have no idea what an arsenal does this free museum is the place to learn about what an arsenal does. We could tell you but that would spoil your chance to learn about it. They do ask for a voluntary...More

Thank DrywallRon
Reviewed 31 August 2015

If you have a-n-y interest at all in military weaponry, this museum is a place you do not want to miss! It is located on the grounds of the "original" Rock Island Arsenal with mostly a-l-l of the "old" buildings still remaining. The museum contains...More

1  Thank 325Judy
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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.