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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 40 things to do in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military museums, History museums, Museums
Owner description: The National Infantry Museum emphasizes the values that define the Infantryman, as well as the...
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Type: Military museums, History 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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Columbus, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Exceptional and very well organized. Some of the best displays I have seen. All they ask is a nominal donation.

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El Paso, Texas, United States
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

The museum is beautiful and the staff was very helpful. I recommend if you live or your visiting in the area.

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Holden, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful museum with the complete detailed history of our military history. All levels of history from the beginning to the present.

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Columbus, Georgia, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The staff is very friendly. The facilities and displays are professionally presented and maintained. This is a must see for anyone who loves the fighting forces of the US. Better than opening a history book to a certain degree. Donations are very welcome to keep this attraction alive for many years!

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Columbus, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not being part of a military family I didn't think I would enjoy touring the museum, but I really enjoyed and appreciated the history that it displays. It really makes you realize what the men and women have gone through in the past and present.

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Awsome experience. Goes through the soldiers, famlies & support groups experiences of military life through all the generations of american military history. Indoor and outdoor exhibits & buildings. Also activities & events throughout year.

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BOSTON
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This Museum is absolutely a must see when your in or near Ft. Benning. So interesting, and the staff are so friendly.

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The NIMSC was beautifully designed and executed from its magnificent entry to the interactive exhbiits. It portrays the history training and incredible bravery of America's fighting men. I was filled with awe and admiration from the beginning to end of our visit. And, there's an IMAX theater with some very good screenings. It's a must-see for anyone living in or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I attended my husband's Army Basic Training graduation was at this museum. The parking is free and the site is very beautiful and serene. The staff is very friendly and there is something for everyone to appreciate. The museum pieces are so carefully preserved and walking through the museum makes you feel like you are walking through each moment in... More 

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Crestview, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I have been to museums around the world. The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center was the best, ever. I thought the WWII museum in New Orleans was untouchable. The Patton Museum at Ft. Knox was meaningful for a former Armor officer such as myself. The cemeteries and monuments in France, Germany, and Belgium reduced me to tears. Nothing moved... More 

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