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First Division Museum at Cantigny

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Address: 1 S 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60187-6097
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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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A museum to see!

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Wheaton, Illinois
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Wheaton, Illinois
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Chcago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 all day to get to it.

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Winfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 gardens, the McCormick Mansion, and dozens of tanks and vehicles you can climb. All of... More 

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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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