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Illinois State Military Museum

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I went here looking for information on an ancestor. The exhibits are quite superficial (no regiment... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2015
South Dakota
a little side gem

This was interesting if only to see Santa Ana's fake leg. The most moving part was right at the... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2015
Niskayuna, New York
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1301 N Macarthur Blvd, Springfield, IL 62702-2317
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Reviewed 16 October 2015

I went here looking for information on an ancestor. The exhibits are quite superficial (no regiment lists, etc), but are interesting and cover all of the major (and minor wars). Santa Anna's leg was cool, and I enjoyed looking at all of the changes in...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank BlackbirdSD
Reviewed 5 September 2015

This was interesting if only to see Santa Ana's fake leg. The most moving part was right at the start of the tour. A tribute to all the kids who recently gave their lives in the full service of this country. Very moving reading letters...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank salihora
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Loved to see the 'board' which Lincoln used for target practice with the new Spencer repeating rifle. A perfect 7 out of 7 shots at 40 yards. No bad for a President, eh?

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank M J M
Reviewed 28 August 2015

It's a small museum but well worth the visit. They have artifacts from every military action since the war of 1812.

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Laurel F
Reviewed 11 July 2015

We had a lovely time having a catered meeting and a private tour. Fascinating tour was given by docent who showed us many treasures not shown to larger tour groups. I was amazed at the treasures this museum has, and my husband loved the tour...More

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank CindyLJM
Reviewed 23 June 2015

The museum is committed to collecting, preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the military artifacts associated with the citizen/soldiers of Illinois and preserving the heritage of the Illinois National Guard. Exhibits include rare items such as the artificial leg of Mexican General Santa Anna, and a target...More

Date of experience: June 2015
3  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 19 June 2015

The hubs and I are both very into history and military artifacts and guns in general. I am the type to quickly walk through something and not linger unless there is quite a bit to read to understand what I am looking at. Hubs however...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank Dusti M
Reviewed 10 June 2015

We visited on a weekday afternoon with 3 other families. We had 11 kids ranging from 3 to 14 in our party but after seeing pictures of the grounds, I knew just exploring the grounds would be worth it. As soon as we entered the...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank nozwmn
Reviewed 10 June 2015

They have Santa Anna's leg which is an interesting odd bit of history. It is comprehensive and has enough guns and uniforms for the men, I'd like a more "home front" and women at war material but they don't have room and are already full...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Norman S
Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

Nephews wife's baby shower was on this date and men were going golfer. Wrong rained out. Went here instead. Lived 45 miles away and never knew it existed. Glad we got rained out. Very interesting and very nice facility.

Date of experience: May 2015
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