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Virginia Military Institute

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Address: Letcher Ave., Lexington, Lexington, VA
Phone Number: +1 540-464-7232
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What history!

The history of VMI is apparent by just driving onto campus. The cadets walking the grounds and the buildings with the majestic mountains in the background made you feel the honor... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The history of VMI is apparent by just driving onto campus. The cadets walking the grounds and the buildings with the majestic mountains in the background made you feel the honor and pride all around. The VMI museum in the basement of the chapel is worth the visit. I'm only sorry there were no parades to see.

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to attend the citadel VMI game and spent the entire weekend on campus. Enjoyed the parade and tour of the campus before the game. Recommend the museum and visit to the chapel. Wish we had time to visit the marshal library but will save that for the next visit.

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Windham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

VMI has a motto of sorts...."we don't do ordinary"! And they mean it! This is not your average college or military institute. If you are an American and the least bit patriotic you will feel a sense of pride when you visit this campus. Try to visit on a weekend when there is a parade. The cadets are amazing and... More 

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Honea Path, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The design and size of buildings and grounds will blow you away. Must See museum for "Stonewall" Jackson fanatics (like my self). They have the best Jackson collection that I saw anywhere. Make sure you walk around campus. Awesome Jackson statue in front of building. Nice Chapel as well.

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Providence Forge, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Grounds are impressive and there are two gear museums on site. Either one would be worth the trip, as well as the beautiful setting.

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1 Thank Blase K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a special place! Our future leaders, no doubt. The campus is beautiful and easy to walk around. Enjoyed the museums and athletics.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No visit to the Shenendoah Vallry is complete without a stop at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. This is a must see for those interested in the history of the the South's men at arms, the Civil War, and the education of some of America's greatest military leaders. Highlights of your visit should be; the parade of the regiment,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a conference at VMI and enjoyed visiting their beautiful campus. Two great museums worth a visit. The George C. Marshall Museum covers the life and story of this great man from his time as a VMI Rat through 5 star general, Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense. There's also a nice museum in the basement of the chapel... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Don't miss the opportunity to visit this impressive military college and take the noon tour offered at the VMI Museum. We were lucky to view the Friday parade which is a great chance to see the cadets..

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Walking the campus on a lovely fall day was a delightful experience. We did not have time to take an actual tour, but thoroughly enjoyed the museum located in the lower level of the chapel. There is an extensive collection of weapons of which one in particular we found interesting - that being one that is possibly the gun Meriweather... More 

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