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Illinois State Military Museum

1301 N Macarthur Blvd, Springfield, IL 62702-2317
+1 217-761-3910
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Military History in a Historic Armory

It is evident upon entry that the museum has taken great care to provide accurate descriptions and... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Chicago, Illinois
via mobile
A gem in the rough.

We were on our trip to Alaska and saw an advertisement for this museum. It covered the history of... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Charlotte, North Carolina
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1301 N Macarthur Blvd, Springfield, IL 62702-2317
+1 217-761-3910
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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...More

Thank cmbeaird
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.

Thank XWagonmaster
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...More

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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.

Thank Rose L
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...More

Thank Texan127
Reviewed 28 November 2016

A little out of way, but worth seeing. Free entrance. A lot of military hardware and informative displays. We spent about an hour. Interesting place if you like history.

Thank ryokogasuki
Reviewed 20 November 2016

I've lived here for almost 40 years and this was my first trip to the IL State Military Museum. I am sorry I didn't go sooner and take my kids when they were little. Very nice displays of "soldier stuff" thru the years.

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The museum covers the history of the Illinois National Guard from the French and Indian War to the modern war on terror. Lots of hands-on exhibits that will add tremendous VERY moving. Strongly recommended place to visit.

Thank Abenture
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The exhibits are very expertly done and very interesting. This is a place you should visit, if you are interested in military history. They even have Santa Ana's wooden leg.

Thank BearTrapTC
Reviewed 4 September 2016

I made an unplanned visit because I saw the direction signs as I drove around. There are some outside displays of helicopters, tanks and artillery pieces. Inside the history goes from the French and Indian War to present war on terror. The big surprise was...More

Thank Mike S
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