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“Great exhibit”

First Division Museum at Cantigny
Ranked #1 of 27 things to do in Wheaton
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Free to enter after you pay to get in the estate for $5/per carload. Tanks outside of this building are interesting and fun for the kids to play on/take pics with. The exhibit itself is very well done, the move of D-day and then walking on the 'beach' after was terrific - so was the WW I trench. Very informative and entertaining.

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Reviewed 23 May 2014

Historically it is one of the best museums of its genre. The first time I came here I was in grammar school on a field trip - now I come back periodically to remind myself of history - and to relate to how war has always been with us but has never been the answer.

Thank FormerChicagoGal
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

Kids can climb on tanks and will enjoy the museum exhibits too! I visited with a group of educators for a weekend seminar. I learned so much by walking around the grounds and viewing the military exhibits. It is truly a family museum that everyone will enjoy.

Thank jenjolley
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

PROS: high quality permanent exhibits plus an annual one that will open May this year. You can have dog tags made inside from an antique machine. Great selection of tanks outside the museum. They also have a couple inside. Videos depicting the different wars can be seen inside. A great adjunct to seeing the Mansion in the other side of the Cantigny grounds.

CONS: none.

1  Thank Big_bro_1_usa
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

it's a great location, the museum is excellent and if you have young kids then they can climb on the tanks!

Thank Joe s
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