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“Military History in a Historic Armory”

Illinois State Military Museum
Ranked #12 of 59 things to do in Springfield
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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

It is evident upon entry that the museum has taken great care to provide accurate descriptions and interpretation to their collections. They have given special attention to WWI throught the building to highlight the anniversary of the U. S. entry into the war. I was very pleased with my experience.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank cmbeaird
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

We were on our trip to Alaska and saw an advertisement for this museum. It covered the history of the Illinois State National Guard and is on the level of the Smithsonian.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

This a nicely done small military museum. It is housed in a stone armory and has helicopters and other military vehicles in the front. Camp Lincoln, the National Guard post, is adjacent. The hours are limited but worth the time if they're open! And, it's FREE!!!

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

For anyone with a military history in the family or working on a history project, this is an excellent walk through time. You may learn some interesting trivia as well.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Rose L
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

I recently stopped by here during a brief visit to the area. Museum is housed in an old stone armory....neat building. Upon entering, there is a small gift shop, then most of the displays are on the 2nd floor, grouped by wars. Mainly consists of arms, photos, weapons, and famous Illinois veterans. Lots of unique items but rather small and cramped museum....

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Texan127
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