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Illinois State Military Museum

1301 N Macarthur Blvd, Springfield, IL 62702-2317
+1 217-761-3910
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Off the beaten path, but worth finding!

The museum covers the history of the Illinois National Guard from the French and Indian War to the... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2016
Elmwood Park, Illinois
Very well maintained small museum.

The exhibits are very expertly done and very interesting. This is a place you should visit, if you... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2016
Heartland Illinois
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1301 N Macarthur Blvd, Springfield, IL 62702-2317
+1 217-761-3910
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

The museum covers the history of the Illinois National Guard from the French and Indian War to the modern war on terror. Lots of hands-on exhibits that will add tremendous VERY moving. Strongly recommended place to visit.

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Reviewed 4 September 2016

The exhibits are very expertly done and very interesting. This is a place you should visit, if you are interested in military history. They even have Santa Ana's wooden leg.

Thank BearTrapTC
Reviewed 4 September 2016

I made an unplanned visit because I saw the direction signs as I drove around. There are some outside displays of helicopters, tanks and artillery pieces. Inside the history goes from the French and Indian War to present war on terror. The big surprise was...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 14 July 2016

A lot of people seem to review this museum very favorably, so I want to be careful because I'm not knocking it. It is worth going to. Maybe my feelings are biased because we went to the Lincoln museum before this, so most anything is...More

Thank ophelious
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We love to come to the Military Museum for their special events as well as to stop by and look at the exhibits. There are always new things to see and very knowledgeable volunteers that can answer any question as well as tell you all...More

1  Thank CandiSpfld
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

This place was amazing! It has a fantastic building full of exhibits all about the past wars and weapons, clothes, and people in them. They do not charge an entrance fee, but run only on donations. Fantastic place for history buffs, or people interested in...More

1  Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 5 June 2016

This is a nice stop while visiting Springfield. We spent about an hour here and learned a great deal about the Springfield National Guard and their involvement in all our country's wars and battles. No entrance fee, but donations are appreciated. There were no crowds...More

1  Thank Marilyn540
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Dropped by for a quick visit. This is down the dead end road behind Camp Lincoln. They close at 4:30 during the week. Curator very knowledgeable & friendly. Lots of exhibits to look at- handicap accessible. Very interesting to my teen son. Some hands on...More

2  Thank ReallySadie
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Free. Not crowded at all. Easy access and close parking. Exhibits are nice and not cluttered. Was expecting a little more, but was still happy we made it part of our trip. Kids loved the dress up area and jet pilot trainer. Plan to spend...More

1  Thank Etonian30
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Sit in a cockpit of an F-16 with a flight suit and helmet, dress in period military costumes upstairs, view exhibits, and see Mexican General Santa Anna's wooden prosthetic leg that was captured by Illinois 4th Infantry troops during the Mexican-American War. A second leg,...More

2  Thank Denise M
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