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Rock Island Arsenal Museum

Bldg. 60, North Avenue just east of Gillespie, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL
+1 309-782-5021
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Great historic treasure

Really enjoyed this museum. I am into military things not guns per se. Interesting how they... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Kevin F
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Abington, United States
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Must see

One could spend days here looking and researching all of the weapons the have on display They... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Bruce L
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Bldg. 60, North Avenue just east of Gillespie, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL
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+1 309-782-5021
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this museum. I am into military things not guns per se. Interesting how they remfg the M14 for use in IRAQ Several historic military and local history displays. You must get a pass to enter RI

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

One could spend days here looking and researching all of the weapons the have on display They even provide research binders for visitors to lookup additional information on each piece.

Thank Bruce L
Reviewed 2 June 2017

If you are a gun enthusiast, then this is the place for you. Interesting collection, with firearms from all corners of the globe. I wish there was a better way to research everything of what I was looking at. Nearly overwhelming.

Thank Curtez151
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

I really would like to visit this place, but you're only allowed when you've a US id. So as a European, I'm not allowed. A pity.

3  Thank Marcel d
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Having been to the R.I. Visitors center many times including when the gate was just 50 feet off the old iron bridge.Then it was moved about a quarter of a mile further, the NEW entrance in Moline is a tourists headache. The tourists info center...More

Thank Henry H
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This museum showcases the history of the Arsenal and the armaments it has produced over the years. Its a working Army Command, so security is tight and requires a background check and residency in the US. My Vietnamese wife could not enter when we first...More

Thank Malachi
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A museum specializing in military arms and the arsenal's history. They have a superb collection of historical rifles - too many to absorb in one visit.

Thank Allyson A
Reviewed 7 December 2016

A great way to increase your knowledge of the Civil War and what part the Rock Island Arsenal played during that time period.

Thank corvettefan2016
Reviewed 8 November 2016

For historians, especially gun-lovers, a stroll through the Rock Island Arsenal Museum is like dying and going to heaven. Opened to the public in 1905, it is the second oldest U.S. Army museum, next to the West Point Museum that opened in 1857 at the...More

3  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is an historic installation. The museum is great and the outdoor exhibits of artillery, rockets, transporters etc. is really informative.

Thank USAFret
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JohnandCrystal H
1 April 2017|
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Response from John R |
Admission is FREE but be sure to follow the directions and entry requirements posted on their website or you may get lost or refused entry (Google: Rock Island Arsenal Museum).
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Ronnie H
29 September 2016|
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Response from Jeff P | Reviewed this property |
According to their website, noon to 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday.
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