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Korean War National Museum

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Address: 9 S Old State Capitol Plz, Springfield, IL 62701-1510
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+1 217-523-7230

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The Forgotten War

My grandpa was in the Korean War, but no one in our family really knows much about it. This was really interesting and great to see the historical pieces related to this war being... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Baraga, Michigan
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Baraga, Michigan
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My grandpa was in the Korean War, but no one in our family really knows much about it. This was really interesting and great to see the historical pieces related to this war being preserved and presented with a really nice narrative. We spent about an hour here with 8, 6 and 9 month old boys. There was enough information... More 

Thank mowakey
chicago, United States
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking around Springfield, we stumbled across this museum. The display is rather old-fashioned and may not hold the interest of little ones, but overall the exhibit was very informative. There were a few traditional Korean items and war memorabilia on display. Our little one thought it fun enough - some dress-up gear and a cartoon. For some reason, there is... More 

Thank Helen K
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good overview of the Korean War providing an all service view. Included videos and many still photographs.

Thank 2CandC
Belleville, Illinois
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

The museum was very interesting. My dad fought in Korea and this was like rekindling his stories. I could see what my dad described years ago. It isn't talked about much but it is an important piece of US history. And this museum is well worth a great visit. It's out of the way downtown but is near Lincoln's old... More 

Thank Bill72476
Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States
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48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I came across this little museum while walking around downtown and decided to investigate. The first surprise was that admission was free. While not a large museum, it held quite a bit of information. I can say I learned a lot about the Korean War, although I will admit that my knowledge was limited to what I might have learned... More 

Thank Christine R
Key West, Florida
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

My grandfather was in the Korean War this was a learning experience for me too get to see things that he saw and what he went through and to teach my son devalue the honor of life and respect for what the soldiers gave up.

Thank K6995GKsharont
Chesterton, Indiana
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60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Did not know much about the war; this was a wonderful refresher and learning experience. Truly a forgotten war!

Thank Virgil1944
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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163 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

My husband was in the Army, and stationed on the DMZ in Korea. It brought back a lot of memories for him. They had a full display of the clothes he used to wear, and he was able to show me (on a map), exactly where he was stationed at. Also a lot of great information about Korea (now and... More 

Thank NanaFradette
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55 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

As the son of a surviving Korean War veteran, I was shocked (yet very pleased) to see this museum in Springfield, ILL. The staff was very helpful. It was somewhat sparse, but given time I am sure it will fill up. One of the first things I did upon my return was to let my elderly father know that this... More 

1 Thank Calguy64
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

My father served in Korea 1951-52, he never talked about it much, so it was wonderful to see these exhibits and read the historical info. I loved the library.

1 Thank Lynne P

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