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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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Maplewood, Minnesota
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I was so glad we took the time to tour this museum. It is relatively new. The information is presented in a timeline fashion describing the history of the US Infantry. There are displays for each war and major conflict. The use of old new broadcasts and narratives by people who lived through an incident are also used. It is... More

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North Stonington, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This museum is full of information and presented in a user friendly format. Teenagers who don't usually like museums were impressed. There is a ton to see and learn about. It is free but has a suggested donation of $5 and worth that and more! Wished we had more time, but we got the highlights. You could spend an entire... More

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Ocala, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Being a retired Navy man I have one word to describe our visit to the National Infantry Museum in Columbus, Ga. FANTASTIC. I along with my wife were impressed. The staff along with security personnel were very friendly along with being helpful. I give this Army Museum a "Well done." I would recommend this museum to all. It would be... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Want to know what sacrifices were demanded to allow your lifestyle? See and experience this museum! This is a must see item if you're anywhere near the area. Veterans will be touched, civilians will be amazed.

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Orlando, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This museum was very well done. The displays were dramatic, the facilities clean and the grounds beautiful. I loved the personal touch the museum put on infantry personnel- there were first hand accounts everywhere that really gave the human side of the story. The place is grand as you walk up from the front and surprisingly large once inside. There... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a very moving exhibit, but since it focuses on death and destruction, it is hard to take and I probably would not take small children. It is done in an excellent manner, however. There is almost too much to take in during one visit so it may be best to go on multiple days.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

What an experience the exhibits are very well done and you really feel like you are experiencing what our military personnel has gone thru, very realistic and enjoyable by every age group. An excellent experience

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Columbus, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Sights, smells, and feel of the battlefield ... you are there in the trenches, in the jungle, on the drop zones. This museum lets you take a walk through America's battlefields as seen from the ground. Side galleries display military weapons and special units.

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Boardman, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

There was so many exhibits to look see. Some of the displays made you feel like you were part of the action. There was a small room for children to get a hands on experiences. I had a three year old with me and the museum did not keep his attention too well but that is what I expected. I... More

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Harker Heights
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Arrived 2.5 hrs before closing and that was not enough time to do the place justice. We got thru most of interior but missed the outside exhibits. This is a "don't miss" stop! The way they display the "Last 100 Yards" that the Infantry must "take" is outstanding. The museum is filled with displays and artifacts that will allow everyone... More

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