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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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Newnan, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

A must see for anyone in the Columbus GA area.....excellant for any age to enjoy. Is a great learning experience for children to see how the USA Army has evolved since the Civil War.

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

If you're in to military or American history, this is a must if you're visiting Columbus. You travel through exhibits of all the great American military conflicts and it's incredibly interesting. Try to go on a day when they're doing the Ranger demonstration. It's very cool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We spent 4 hours at this museum and wished we could have spent the entire day. The wax exhibits of the soldiers are incredibly life like. This museum is incredible! It gives detailed information about historical events, including the names and faces of our Armed Forces Soldiers that have made the ultimate sacrifice for our continued Freedom. It is a... More

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This very spacious museum contains information from the Civil war to the present conflicts. It is so realistically displayed with tanks, helicopters, building reproductions and vegetation, videos and sounds that it almost transports you to that moment in time. The most educational military museum we have ever visited.

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globeseeker007
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

One should allow several hours in visiting this museum as there is so much to see. The displays and special effects are impressive and there are a lot of them. When one enters the museum he sees full size displays depicting battle scenes in the Revolutionary War, Civil War, both world wars, Korean War, and Vietnam War. There are scenes... More

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Ojai, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

It tells the story of the infantry from the revolutionary war to todays current conflicts. It was well layed out and had a great little café inside in which to enjoy lunch

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Being a soldier, I have a different personal review and respect of the history of my profession. The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center like nothing else I have ever seen. The history aspect of it is impressive and the interactive options available are fun for both kids and adults alike!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

An overwhelming museum tour. This museum has a huge selection of war information, documentation, and artifacts. Civil war up to the present. There is also a snack bar and gift shop onsite. A must when visiting the area.

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Morrisonville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

They have an awesome museum on any war imaginable. The graduation ceremony was huge in the back of the museum. The pictures and the gift shop was great and easy accessible as well.

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We enjoyed this museum and I could have stayed here longer, but the teenagers got through it much quicker than the rest of us, so we missed some areas. Give yourself at least 2-3 hours.

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