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First Division Museum at Cantigny

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Amazing Hidden Gem - Best $5 I Ever Spent

I visited the First Division Museum at Cantigny with my grandkids. The museum is excellent with... read more

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shakazeke
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Chicago
I was stationed with 1st ID in Germany

As a retired Army soldier I have visited many military museums. This one to visit if you are... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2019
Noah4448
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Manassas, Virginia
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Museum with interactive exhibits on the trenches of WWI, the beaches of WWII and the rice paddies of Vietnam.
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1 S 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60187-6097
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+1 630-668-5185
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Reviewed yesterday

I visited the First Division Museum at Cantigny with my grandkids. The museum is excellent with plenty of interactive exhibits. The tanks outside are awesome and the grandkids had to climb on every single one! You walk through trenches in the WW1 Exhibit Area and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank shakazeke
Reviewed 27 January 2019

As a retired Army soldier I have visited many military museums. This one to visit if you are interested in military infantry history. Very good display on WWI and Vietnam. (They even had a display where I was stationed in Germany.) Excellent display outside of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Noah4448
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Well worth the visit. The virtual reality helicopter ride Is great for adults and my grandchildren loved it.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

My late father was proud of the fact that he was a member of the 1st Infantry Division, the Big Red One, the longest continuously serving division in the history of the U.S. Army, the first unit to deploy and engage in battle in World...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

Even those not interested in military history should take the time to visit this museum. It's in a beautiful park with lovely gardens. There's a small café and a picnic area. You can also tour the Robert McCormick mansion.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LFL101
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Coming from Belgium, our Chicago friends took us to the Catigny Park. After the Robert McCormick House, we visited this museum. Wonderful setting that takes you through all the important phases of this Division, from the battle of Catigny in WWI, to the landing in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 690henkr
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Cantigny is a beautiful park for walking and picnicking. In the park is the First Division Museum. It is a moving experience to walk through the museum and all of the displays. You feel like you are part of the war. Small children could be...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Judie J
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Have been going here for many years while the kids were growing up. I know they have to keep up with the competition, but it's too bad that they took out a beautiful fountain a few years back and installed a splash pad. It kind...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wrytr7
Reviewed 27 September 2018

This museum is part of Cantigny Park but deserves it's own review. It is a well done and respectful view of the first division's role in our major wars. You also get to climb on real tanks if you can.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cppptravel11125
Reviewed 26 September 2018

The museum is well done and can be a good experience for any age. Young children find it fun to walk thru the “trenches” and interact with some displays. Afterward their is tanks o crawl on and lovely grounds and gardens to view. A day...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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I could spend all day.
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Franco,, thank you for the # i will contact them semper fi Travis
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