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Illinois State Military Museum

Closed Now: 13:00 - 16:30
Open today: 13:00 - 16:30
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Gem of a Museum Tucked Away in Springfield

I have seen signs for this museum over the years, but have never made the effort to track it down... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2013
Springfield, Illinois
Very Interesting

The Illinois State Military Museum is very interesting and very informative. I learned a lot of... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2013
Witt, Illinois
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1301 N Macarthur Blvd, Springfield, IL 62702-2317
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

I have seen signs for this museum over the years, but have never made the effort to track it down. It is well worth the effort. It has one main exhibit, which is well done and has plenty that will be of interest to elementary-aged...More

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank ebazanmuse
Reviewed 15 July 2013

The Illinois State Military Museum is very interesting and very informative. I learned a lot of thing about our Illinois history that I didn't really know before. I believe they have just about every war that Illinoisans' have been involved in represented here. A lot...More

Date of experience: September 2012
2  Thank PapaPenn
Reviewed 29 May 2013

Enjoyed tour. Not overwhelming. Had various items from various wars. Able to get through tour in 30 minutes. Parking near door- handicap friendly.

Date of experience: March 2013
1  Thank pamelac628
Reviewed 27 May 2013

This small museum is amazing and free. It details the history for the Illinois National Guard but there are so many amazing artifacts.There is a nice collection of airplanes and tanks outside of it.

Date of experience: May 2013
2  Thank A M
Reviewed 2 April 2013

We were very pleased with this location. It is right next to the National Guard base. A unique collection of military treasures are here from both current and past wars. The war memorial inside for victims of recent wars is simply humbling. The staff is...More

Date of experience: April 2013
3  Thank BillySOS
Reviewed 28 March 2013

This museum is a real hidden treasure, not ar from Oak Ridge Cemetery. It's famous for being the repository of Santa Anna's wooden leg (actually cork) but it contains the history of Illinois' militia, Civil War regiments and National Guard from pre-statehood days to the...More

Date of experience: March 2013
2  Thank Duane C
Reviewed 28 March 2013

This museum is located at the northeast corner of Camp Lincoln. It is specific to the Illinois National Guard, but covers military things from statehood to present. It's most famous artifacts are General Santa Anna's wooden leg, captured in the Mexican War, and the target...More

Date of experience: March 2013
3  Thank FrontierLake
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