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If you are a gun buff, a must see

I really liked this. They had a little of so much. But lots of guns. It is free so a bonus... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Jill D
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Saint Louis
Very Interesting Visit

If you do not have a military ID, it is a bit more challenging to get in. You have to enter through... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
sg8887
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

I really would like to visit this place, but you're only allowed when you've a US id. So as a European, I'm not allowed. A pity.

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

Having been to the R.I. Visitors center many times including when the gate was just 50 feet off the old iron bridge.Then it was moved about a quarter of a mile further, the NEW entrance in Moline is a tourists headache. The tourists info center at the lock and dam is nice and the view of a barge locking is outstanding. All you need to do is figure our how to get there. My drive through Moline was a gut wrencher. Once inside, you follow Rodman drive right back to where the old entrance was at the old iron bridge. Plain foolishness.......... Count me out for any more visits

Thank Henry H
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This museum showcases the history of the Arsenal and the armaments it has produced over the years.

Its a working Army Command, so security is tight and requires a background check and residency in the US. My Vietnamese wife could not enter when we first visited last year before our marriage because she was traveling on a tourist visa. We returned this year after our marriage and with her green card and she had no problem getting on base. Clearances are issued for one year.

Thank Malachi
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

A museum specializing in military arms and the arsenal's history. They have a superb collection of historical rifles - too many to absorb in one visit.

Thank Allyson A
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

A great way to increase your knowledge of the Civil War and what part the Rock Island Arsenal played during that time period.

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