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National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center

Address: 1775 Legacy Way, Columbus, GA
Phone Number: 706-685-5800
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Museums
Owner description: The National Infantry Museum emphasizes the values that define the Infantryman, as well as the...
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Type: History Museums, Military Museums, 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 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.
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Johns Creek, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

carve out an afternoon to take in all the exhibits at this amazing museum. From the Revolutionary War to the present - a visual history of the brave men and women who have served our nation and kept us safe.

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Gautier, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Interactive and historical. Takes you through the entire infantry history from the revolutionary war through Afghanistan. Very well set up, and orederly presentation

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We spent the last two days at the museum. The first day was to tour the museum and the second day was for my stepson's Army graduation (moved indoors due to rain). I'm so glad we had the time to see everything there. We were with our children (ages 3 and 10) and I am glad they were able to... More 

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Toa Alta, PR
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to Fort Benning for our son basic training graduation. This place is awesome. The staff is very nice. It's very well kept and extremely clean. Definitely a must see attraction.

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Sparta, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We were down for a graduation, This was definitely a must see. The layout is very easy to go through. The staff is very nice and very appreciative of the servicemembers, many are veterans themselves !!! If you have any military family members, you must go check this out!

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Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The National Infantry museum in Fort Benning, GA is well worth a visit if you're in the area. The museum has an impressive atrium showing the infantry through major battles through history. The main floor focuses on the Infantry, their values and their training. The lower level has informative sections on wars through the years with a movie and exhibits.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I'm not very big on museums, but this was fascinating. There isn't a fee, but they suggest a $5 donation/person, which is worth it! It's very clean and very well kept.

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Cumming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Americans will never know or appreciate what the U.S. Army Infantry has GIVEN to them. The U.S. Army Infantry is the ultimate fighting force that wins battles and preserves the American way of life. Way back to Georgia Washington and Valley Forge the Infantry story is reflected at this well put together place of respect and telling the story of... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I highly recommend visiting this museum. It was a wonderful experience and cool to see the history the Army!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Went here after my son graduated basic training so it was very crowded at the time. I assume it usually is not. Admission is free but they ask for a five dollar donation which is very fair. Honestly it was a lot better than I thought it would be. They have sections divided up by different eras. I really enjoyed... More 

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