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A large army base

This is one of the oldest and largest army bases in the country. Very large and clean grounds with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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Interesting Historic Army Post

The museum showing the history of items made at the armory including the many weapons was very... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Roswell, Georgia
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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, America's largest government-owned arsenal is located on a 946-acre island in the Mississippi River.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1776 E Street, 1 Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL 61299
+1 309-782-4420
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the oldest and largest army bases in the country. Very large and clean grounds with big buildings. A good military museum. If you have time a good place to visit. Rating... good

Thank Iralgo
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The museum showing the history of items made at the armory including the many weapons was very interesting. Also, the 1st Quarters building had many original architectural features that were beautiful.

Thank Barb125
Reviewed 19 August 2018

A beautifully maintained large historic army post still vibrant with service to our nation. When approaching the main gate notice the "Visitors" signs and veer to the right to the police station for your visitor card, return to the main gate is very easy. The...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Have been to the museum and the locks many times if you go don't forget to see the cemeteries I think the most interesting is the Confederate Cemetery. They also have a tank you can you can visit. The tank has real battle damage to...More

5  Thank davidmacmillan1958
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Glad we stopped hear. The museum was pretty cool and had a lot of things on display that RIA had made for the military back to the civil war. The collection of firearms from through out the world was amazing.

Thank Joebob747
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We visited the Rock Islands Arsenal yesterday. Getting in is a bit of a hassle but well worth it. You must go to the visitor check in and fill out an application for a visitors pass. This takes about 15 to do the paper work...More

Thank star1898
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

I have visited the Arsenal on three separate occasions. The first visit we stopped at the lock and dam visitors center. A very friendly staff and nice displays. We spent about two hours watching barge traffic lock through which was very interesting. On the second...More

Thank RetiredArmy1234567
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

This is a military installation based on an Island so it requires a special visitors pass to even get on the island. But don't let that discourage you, it's actually quite easily done. A quick stop at the gate will direct you to the nearby...More

Thank Corkysan
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We took in a tour offered by the Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation. A very impressive 51 room house completed in Italianate style. It was home to 38 commanding officers and their families starting in 1872 through 2006 when its use as a residence was discontinued...More

1  Thank MMM_and_MPM
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Additional info on the M65 280mm Atomic Cannon It is known as the M65 280mm which carried the W9 warhead a 15 kiloton shell. This is one of seven remain atomic cannons around the country out of 20 that were built. They are located 1....More

Thank Bruce L
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