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Illinois State Military Museum

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Kids are fascinated by Santa Anna's leg. Wonder what that means? Visit and discover for yourself... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2015
central Illinois
Great collection

Really neat museum just a few blocks from the cemetery where Lincoln's tomb is located. The... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2015
jennifer s
Indianapolis, Indiana
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1301 N Macarthur Blvd, Springfield, IL 62702-2317
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Reviewed 21 April 2015

Kids are fascinated by Santa Anna's leg. Wonder what that means? Visit and discover for yourself. Lots of hands on activities which will also interest kids.

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed 13 April 2015

Really neat museum just a few blocks from the cemetery where Lincoln's tomb is located. The building is an old commissary for Camp Lincoln, and looks like a castle. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly, and the displays are quite interesting. Was a lot...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank jennifer s
Reviewed 2 April 2015

For a small museum great displays and a lot of information. The second floor there is a display of Illinois national Guard members the died in the line of duty take the time read there names and the information about them. They are the heroes...More

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank Brian P
Reviewed 18 February 2015

The military museum does not get the attention it deserves. There is a nice selection of armored vehicles outside. Inside are exhibits tracing the history of the Illinois National Guard from the militia of the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War (Santa Anna's leg!), Civil...More

Date of experience: December 2014
2  Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 24 December 2014

My 9 year old grandson is a military buff. We had been wanting to visit the museum for a while. When we finally got there we were not disappointed. The second floor is full of items from all wars that soldiers from Illinois were involved...More

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank Nunda1
Reviewed 25 November 2014

This incredibly interesting museum of the history of the Illinois National Guard dating back to the Blackhawk War is a fantastic experience. This World War I event is great!

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Richard O
Reviewed 4 October 2014

It had been about 16 years since I visited this museum so I gave it another look. Good idea! Housed in the castle-like former commissary in Camp Lincoln, its exhibits tell the story of Illinois’ citizen soldiers from Revolutionary to present times. Each war has...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Jim G
Reviewed 21 September 2014

Well worth a visit to see the many interesting weapons and Military collections in this easy to traverse museum. Allow at least two hours if this is your thing.

Date of experience: November 2013
Thank indytomBallwinMo
Reviewed 19 September 2014

Very nice exhibits. Lots to see both inside and out. Very courteous and knowledgeable staff! I love the special events & interaction with the vets.

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Matt N
Reviewed 17 September 2014

Wish we would've allowed more time for this attraction! Very nice and informative museum. Friendly staff.

Date of experience: September 2014
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