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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 2013
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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Saint Charles, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Wow!!! This museum is amazing. The 1st 100 yards is emotional and goose bump chilling. This is a must visit to any American citizen who loves their freedom provided by the brave men and women who fought in all of this country's wars. It's a beautiful building with great exhibits where you can spend hours here visiting all of Americas... More

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Lexington, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Free parking and admission (but I strongly encourage a donation), open 7 days a week until 5:00, wheelchairs available (there is 64,000 sf to roam) and no expense was spared (alleged $500 million), an IMAX, a combat theatre, shooting range, gift shop and café, the permanent Dignity Vietnam Memorial Wall and LOTS MORE. What will you see? Well it is... More

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Columbus, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

What a lovely way to spend the day, alone or with others! The museum is historical and has lots to do and see. There is no charge to get in however there is a donation box if you are so inclined. With Fort Benning so close by it is a nice touch to have the history to go with the... More

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Midland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Absolutely a must see. Great for everyone over age 8, great history of the military. It is FREE don't miss it!

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Columbus, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

An immersive experience awaits visitors when they begin the history walk. From the revolutionary war to today's current engagements, your senses are heightened with dramatic music and well choreographed lighting. The Army's history unfolds before you.

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Columbus, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I am so proud of the National Infantry Museum. It is one of the most beautiful tributes to the Infantry soldier I have ever seen. The displays are incredible and the docents are so informative. I highly recommend it to all my friends that visit from out of town.

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Columbus, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit and see...a wonderful learning experience for the whole family visit to see...There's a awesome restaurant you can have lunch too...

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center tells the story of the United States Army infantryman, from the American Revolution to Afghanistan. The National Infantry Museum has an IMAX Theatre, combat simulators, a restaurant, gift shop and a memorial Walk of Honor. Currently the Viet Nam Wall replica is at the museum. It's a great place to visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This had yo be one of the finest military museums in the world. They show the complete history of the infantry from 1776 to desert storm. A must see!

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Columbus, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed seeing the museum and learning about Fort Benning. There is a lot of exhibits to see. The IMAX theater is also an attraction at the museum.

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