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First Division Museum at Cantigny

1 S 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60187-6097
+1 630-668-5185
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Take a walk through history and experience the wars of the 20th century as if you were there!

This museum is one of the best war museums I have ever visited. It is not just a collection of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary W
Carol Stream
Great WWII history

The First Division Museum has a wonderful display of WWII and Vietnam artifacts, with a walk-though... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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Museum with interactive exhibits on the trenches of WWI, the beaches of WWII and the rice paddies of Vietnam.
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  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
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1 S 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60187-6097
+1 630-668-5185
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is one of the best war museums I have ever visited. It is not just a collection of artifacts though you will find those effectively displayed. It is a walk through history giving you the feeling of the differences in fighting WWI, WW2,...More

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The First Division Museum has a wonderful display of WWII and Vietnam artifacts, with a walk-though section that is very realistic. The kids will love the outdoor display of tanks and cannon.

Thank datablade2
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Top notch museum, that clearly gets the visitor involved with great exhibits and helps one understand our involvement in wars.The added attraction at Cantigny is the lovely grounds where you can spend hours just walking or sitting and taking in nature. If you are in...More

Thank H P
Reviewed 13 March 2017

At first, I thought the museum was just an ordinary place. But my family and I got so interested when we saw the museum. We learned so much especially the US-Vietnam war.

Thank fantas T
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This takes you back to WWI, D- Day, Korea , Vietnam, and Desert Storm. Great exhibits and worth the trip

Thank ken m
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Cantigny is a great place, and this museum is just part of the greatness. We've spent all day on the grounds, and attended many events, and, I really appreciate having this museum so close to home, without having to go into the city or travel...More

Thank sellacct
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We had a great time visiting the museum. Even though we have lived in the area for 20+ years, it was our first visit. Can't wait to see it again when the lobby is renovated!

Thank knor70
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Museum, Gardens, Mansion, & Tanks to Climb! The Big Red One First Division Military Museum at Cantigny is a fun, interactive museum that is completely redesigned for 2017. The Bug Red One Museum is at the heart of Cantigny Park with its acres of beautiful...More

1  Thank Craig L
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.

Thank apple1972
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...More

Thank jenbrn78
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Hello, i understand that renovations will be starting at the end of 2016 or beginning of 2017. i am the poc for the 3rd bn 4th marine assoc and we will be holding our semi annual reunion in Lisle IL. in aug of 2017. . is there anyway i can be kept posted as to the progress of the renovations in early 2017 so i can make my plans for our bus trips ? semper fi Travis Fryzowicz 3rd bn 4th marine assoc 732 251 5518
2 May 2016|
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Response from maddog59 | Reviewed this property |
Franco,, thank you for the # i will contact them semper fi Travis
Jack C
Just to comment that The Big Red One was not involved in the Korean War and perhaps Donna O was not aware of this.
21 June 2015|
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Response from Jack C | Reviewed this property |
Questions & Answers. I was trying to help with an answer. Daheya!
How do I get from the train station to the military museum?
14 June 2015|
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Response from Gayln P | Property representative |
Our museum is about a mile away from the Winfield train station. You could arrange for a taxi from the train station to Cantigny Park where we are located.