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First Division Museum at Cantigny
Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Wheaton
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Owner description: Museum with interactive exhibits on the trenches of WWI, the beaches of WWII and the rice paddies of Vietnam.
Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“great museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

the 1st division museum is a museum in wheaton,illinois. it has 3 exhibits.the first one is about individual soldiers in the first division who served in: wwi,wwii,the cold war,vietnam,the gulf war,and iraq.it has artifacts and short mini-bios of the soldiers.the second exhibit (which is longer) explains interesting details of those wars through movies,model battlefields and buildings,pictures,and artifacts.the 3rd exhibit is several tanks from wwii,korea,vietnam,and persian gulf spread out over a large trail.next door are the cantigny gardens and the robert r. mccormick museum/mansion

Visited August 2013
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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698 reviews
508 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 837 helpful votes
“For history and military buffs alike!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

PROS: amazing dioramas and exhibits; detailed information about different wars; fantastic tanks on the grounds! ; free; the building is divided into 2 exhibits: the exhibit about the individuals of the First Division from different wars and the dioramas from WW1, WW2, Vietnam war.

CONS: none

Visited August 2013
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Kankakee, Illinois
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great Place for Kids and Adults”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

My family just discovered this great park. It has a lot of activities scheduled through the year for the kids. We attended on History Comes Alive on Thursdays and my kids got to do crafts, learn games and dress as a civil war soldier. The museum is great and not your ordinary museum. The grounds has a tank park where your kids can crawl all over a bunch of tanks. There are gardens, ponds, nature walks, movies at night for your kids. The place is great and the staff is even better. My family will definitely be back many more times.

Visited August 2013
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Wheaton, Illinois
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“WW 1 Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Very well done and free when you visit Cantigney. It takes about an hour to go trough. It is a long walk from the main house but they do have a small shuttle that will give you a ride.

Visited June 2013
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Wheaton, Illinois
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59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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“Like No Other”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

No expense has been spared in detailing and delivering one of the most exciting and educational museums that is dedicated with an enormous level of respect for those that have served and given their all for our country! So realistic, delivers great details and is the place to go to in Dupage county.

Visited October 2012
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