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National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center

1775 Legacy Way, Columbus, GA
706-685-5800
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, History Museums
Owner description: The National Infantry Museum emphasizes the values that define the Infantryman, as well as the nation he protects: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless... more » Owner description: The National Infantry Museum emphasizes the values that define the Infantryman, as well as the nation he protects: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. It preserves and displays one of the greatest collections of military artifacts in the world, but it is a museum of people, not things. As a visitor, you will meet the Infantryman face to face and join him on his journey. You will come to understand why an Infantryman does what he does, why he puts himself in harm’s way in defense of an idea and you will leave transformed, just as the Infantry transforms the man into the Soldier. The 190,000-square-foot museum opened in June 2009 on a 200-acre tract of hardwoods and pines just outside the gates of the Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence. « less
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Aiken, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The museum is an all day, must see visit. It's an easy to find, beautiful, three story building with an awe inspiring entrance. There is so much to see, hear, and read that the time just flies past. The volunteers and workers went out of their way to greet you and make me feel welcome. They were more than willing... More

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Tarboro, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This was one of the best museums I've visited. Very well done and interesting pieces everywhere! The whole family enjoyed shooting the shooting the rifle. We had a Vietnam vet with us and it was very emotional for him in that part of the museum. It was that real for him.

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Toccoa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

everyone should see this place. Very well done and its FREE. But give them a donation anyway. Lots to see here plus simulators you can tryout for yourself

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Morrow, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is an outstanding museum and educational as well. It shows insights into the life of the American soldier during our existence. Plan on spending several hours to get the full experience of this museum.

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is the most amazing place to tour, there is a lot to see so give yourself several hours to see all events, if you love history this is the place to go.

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Corinth, Mississippi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The museum is excellent and very educational, but the people who work there were less than friendly. If you are there in the last half hour of museum hours, they come around every few minutes to tell you how many more minutes you have. (My experience was every 3-4 minutes, which interfered with our reading plaques to wrap up our... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This museum operates on donations so please make a donation for your entrance. It holds a ton of great history & while we spent a short amount of time there because our soldiers were anxious to get moving what we saw was spectacular. I wish we had more time to spend. If you get the chance while you're there (visiting... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We visited the museum after our grandson completed Family Day at Fort Benning. We only spent about 2 hours there, but could easily have spent more time. The displays were wonderfully done. There was so much history there and displayed well. Would go back to spend more time if we are ever in that area again.

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Atlanta
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Visited the infantry museum for about four hours with a group of boy scouts and adult chaperones in September, 2014. We plan a return visit this fall, since four hours was not enough time to experience all the museum had to offer. (We were on a schedule and only had four hours allotted for the museum visit). We paid for... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you are visiting Fort Benning you must see this place. Take time to enjoy so plan to spend the entire day!

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