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Nicely maintained and displayed

This exhibit is along the main road in Rock Island Arsenal and is easy to find and visit. It is... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
Annandale, New Jersey
Great history

A very impressive collection of firearms, cannons , artillery and tanks . Atomic vannon is huge... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Ken D
via mobile
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16 Nov 2017
“Nicely maintained and displayed”
23 Jun 2018
“Wish we could of visited the Island”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Rodman Avenue, Memorial Park, Rock Island, IL
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Unfortunately, we were not permitted to enter the Island. As Canadian citizens, we were not allowed onto the island since it is a active military facility. It's a shame because we are very interested in the history. :(

1  Thank loriar
Reviewed 16 November 2017

This exhibit is along the main road in Rock Island Arsenal and is easy to find and visit. It is much more than the Atomic cannon - there are artillery and armor pieces exhibited as well. Some captured pieces are displayed as well. The captioned...More

1  Thank tridcod
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

A very impressive collection of firearms, cannons , artillery and tanks . Atomic vannon is huge. The entire park is well kept and easy to get around.

2  Thank Ken D
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I had heard of this cannon and if you are on the island, you may as well look for it. I had read previously that these cannons had never been used beyond the testing stage.

Thank willtulsaok
Reviewed 28 July 2016

If you get a chance to go onto Rock Island Arsenal there is a lot of wonderful history here - to include a selection of different types of cannons and other weapons at their Memorial Park - see all the other attractions and learn a...More

Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This historic cannon dates all the way back to I think the Spanish American War. Rock Island Arsenal has many historic monuments that adds richness to the area.

Thank Marcus H
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We loved this outdoor tank park with a shot up M4 sherman and many other guns and afv's. The M55 arty was awesome to see, right from our world of tanks game. Star of Show is the Atomic cannon, it could shoot tact nukes, or...More

Thank tdfxman
Reviewed 26 February 2016

As a retiree from the Rock Island Arsenal, I love driving on the island. There so so much beauty and history at the Arsenal. Memorial Park is a great place for a picnic lunch, let the kids play at the park, and it's always so...More

2  Thank 874georgiab
Reviewed 19 February 2016

It doesn't get much cooler than saying you saw an atom bomb lobbing howitzer. YouTube Atomic Betty to see test footage of this canon from the 1950s. This displays is a great center piece to an awesome outdoor museum. Don't forget the indoor one just...More

2  Thank Dan S
Reviewed 16 December 2015

This park is outdoors so inclement weather will subtract from your experience. There is around a dozen historical pieces of military equipment with placards describing their usage.

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