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First Division Museum at Cantigny

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Address: 1 S 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60187-6097
Phone Number: +1 630-668-5185
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Museum with interactive exhibits on the trenches of WWI, the beaches of...

Museum with interactive exhibits on the trenches of WWI, the beaches of WWII and the rice paddies of Vietnam.

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nicely done WWI and WWII museum

located inside the grounds, and a must see - even if you are not an enthusiast of WWI and WWII, it's nicely done and small so you don't feel overwhelmed and can enjoy your time... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

located inside the grounds, and a must see - even if you are not an enthusiast of WWI and WWII, it's nicely done and small so you don't feel overwhelmed and can enjoy your time there and not feel rushed.

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Scottsburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Cantigny park last week. This place is amazing the grounds are beautiful with numerous flower gardens. The museum is by far one of the best museums we've visited. It feels like you're actually walking through history. The best part is the museum is free with your paid parking to the park ($5). I can honestly say this museum... More 

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Oak Lawn, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We really enjoyed this museum as one of our stops while on the Cantigny grounds. This museum is full of history but also very interesting and realistic for children to walk through. We enjoyed the life like scenery to walk through.

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Ludington, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is an excellent museum that presents artifacts and walks you through rooms that look like WWI trenches, Omaha beach from WWII and display all sorts of uniforms and show interesting facts about wars America has been involved in. They also have special limited-time displays. We love this museum and think it would be especially interesting to the boys and... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Really well done Museum. on a par with the Patton at Ft.Knox. Vets - sign up for the honor group and get free parking from now on.

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Wauconda, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I am typically not a fan of military museums. I usually find myself outside of an exclusive group of those who know about the weapons, munitions, and uniforms that are on display. The First Division Museum is a wonderful museum for ensuring that you understand what you are looking at. The museum walks you through barracks, across a war torn... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Whether you are a war historian or a school age child, this museum presents what it feels like to be in bunker, to land in the water in Normandy, to fight in the jungles of Viet Nam. Interactive displays to enhance the experience as well as written material to read. Not your typical museum, beautifully done. Many tanks outside the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The museum was incredible well put together and the displays were informative as well as interesting. There were plenty of short films and interactive displays to keep both children and adults alike entertained. The park areas surrounding the museum are very well done and well worth walking about, along with a visit to the cafe that offers fantastic food, hot... More 

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Bartlett, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

What a great military museum. Learned much with cool exhibits, especially at the beginning of tour (will not spoil it for you). Visitors able to see, feel real tanks & other military items.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I have been here many times, and I always learn something. The First Division has an honored position in our national history, and it is told wonderfully here. I recommend at least an hour in the museum, but you can easily spend 2 hours here. I think it is going to be closed in November for an update.

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