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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 19 Attractions in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Museums
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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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Parkville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Great displays, historic facts and insight into the men and the wars they fought. We owe our freedom to US Infantry and Rangers who have fought so bravely - see up close what they saw and lived!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

History and military are not my "things." But I could spend days in this place and be absolutely fascinated every second! Best museum I've ever been too. Will return over and over!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Visited here the weekend my son graduated from Ft. Benning. This has to be one of the most beautiful museums I've ever been to. Both young and old will enjoy this. Be sure to leave AT LEAST two or three hours to explore and take it all in. If you have a family member in the military or any patriotism... More

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Byron, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

What an amazing Museum! If you have the chance to go visit you will not be disappointed! It is free for everybody!

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This was an amazing collection of exhibits. I did not think I would like it, but it was so interesting. I am glad we went and gives you a very real look at the conflicts over time. It is very, very well done. Well worth the trip.

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Parker, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My husband is a big history buff, I am not. I loved the exhibits and the flow of the museum. Then we had lunch in the restaurant, which was also great. Smithsonian quality outside of Washington, DC.

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Smyrna, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you like any of the following: history, the military, or great museums you should visit. I have visited other military museums and this is as good as any. It tells the story of our foot soldiers in an incredible way.

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Sidney, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

An amazing museum. Exhibits are very well done and informative. Learned a lot about historic details of different conflicts.

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Weeki Wachee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Our son did his basic training at Ft. Benning 20 years ago and I was told they had a new museum for the infantry. As we were going to be in the area we decided to spend the day there. Their is no charge but they ask for a $5.00 donation per person. Do yourself a favor and make the... More

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A wide range of excellent displays, from World War I to current day in a beautiful building with immaculate grounds.

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