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Korean War National Museum

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Address: 9 S Old State Capitol Plz, Springfield, IL 62701-1510
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+1 217-523-7230

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Good overview of the Korean War providing an all service view. Included videos and many still photographs.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Good overview of the Korean War providing an all service view. Included videos and many still photographs.

Thank 2CandC
Belleville, Illinois
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The museum was very interesting. My dad fought in Korea and this was like rekindling his stories. I could see what my dad described years ago. It isn't talked about much but it is an important piece of US history. And this museum is well worth a great visit. It's out of the way downtown but is near Lincoln's old... More 

Thank Bill72476
Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I came across this little museum while walking around downtown and decided to investigate. The first surprise was that admission was free. While not a large museum, it held quite a bit of information. I can say I learned a lot about the Korean War, although I will admit that my knowledge was limited to what I might have learned... More 

Thank Christine R
Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

My grandfather was in the Korean War this was a learning experience for me too get to see things that he saw and what he went through and to teach my son devalue the honor of life and respect for what the soldiers gave up.

Thank K6995GKsharont
Chesterton, Indiana
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Did not know much about the war; this was a wonderful refresher and learning experience. Truly a forgotten war!

Thank Virgil1944
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

My husband was in the Army, and stationed on the DMZ in Korea. It brought back a lot of memories for him. They had a full display of the clothes he used to wear, and he was able to show me (on a map), exactly where he was stationed at. Also a lot of great information about Korea (now and... More 

Thank NanaFradette
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

As the son of a surviving Korean War veteran, I was shocked (yet very pleased) to see this museum in Springfield, ILL. The staff was very helpful. It was somewhat sparse, but given time I am sure it will fill up. One of the first things I did upon my return was to let my elderly father know that this... More 

1 Thank Calguy64
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

My father served in Korea 1951-52, he never talked about it much, so it was wonderful to see these exhibits and read the historical info. I loved the library.

1 Thank Lynne P
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Sometimes the Korean War seems to get shortchanged and you may not have learned much about it. Visit this museum to learn more about the heroes and campaigns of the war and see some interesting memorabilia.

1 Thank Roland L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Very nice little museum that tells a story about an important piece of history that most Americans know little about. Definitely worth seeing. There are two things I would suggest, however. #1. There is a satellite photo that shows South Korea with all the lights and North Korea completely black. There is an important point to be made here, yet... More 

1 Thank nmgpilot

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