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Illinois State Military Museum

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Military Reunion

An outstanding place, terrific location, with just incredible people. We are a smaller military... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
Enjoyed our tour

Be sure to check the times on the website as this is only open afternoons. We live about 2 hours... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
Galesburg, Illinois
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

An outstanding place, terrific location, with just incredible people. We are a smaller military reunion group that held reunion in Springfield in May 2018. The Illinois State Military Museum was our location for our Memorial Service and Luncheon. Even without the Museum, the building is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Be sure to check the times on the website as this is only open afternoons. We live about 2 hours away so we’ve done most of the main Lincoln sites several times. This overnight trip was to see the other places in Springfield and this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

I learned so much here. I like history and enjoy learning - never knew how much of a role Illinois played in history! Great trip for family (maybe not toddlers). Mostly indoor so great place to visit on a hot day. Doesn't open until later...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Great stop for the husbands and sons, ladies! Second floor of tastefully presented full motif thru the decades and war time weapons specific to each era with details and stories to captivate. Well done!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank steadydevotion
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Ample parking at site just behind local army reserve station. Very knowledgeable staff guided us through the museum, which was bigger than I had ever imagined. Civil War through Vietnam. No snacks available for purchase.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 18Len
Reviewed 4 August 2017

The Illinois State Military Museum has an excellent collection of military history exhibits spanning the period from colonial America to the present day. They have many military items that are not found in other military museums, including an excellent firearms collection. One of their treasures...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Gar W
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We went during a display of military vehicles and equipment outdoors and then were pleasantly surprised by the museum itself. The old armory is a beautifully restored structure and the displays were nicely done. The volunteers there were very friendly and informative. Definitely worth an...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

It is evident upon entry that the museum has taken great care to provide accurate descriptions and interpretation to their collections. They have given special attention to WWI throught the building to highlight the anniversary of the U. S. entry into the war. I was...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank cmbeaird
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We were on our trip to Alaska and saw an advertisement for this museum. It covered the history of the Illinois State National Guard and is on the level of the Smithsonian.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank XWagonmaster
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This a nicely done small military museum. It is housed in a stone armory and has helicopters and other military vehicles in the front. Camp Lincoln, the National Guard post, is adjacent. The hours are limited but worth the time if they're open! And, it's...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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