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National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center

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Address: 1775 Legacy Way, Columbus, GA
Phone Number: 706-685-5800
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Description: The National Infantry Museum emphasizes the values that define the...
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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Great history

An excellent walk through the U.S. Army history. Opportunity to fire an electronic M-4 and M-16. Beautiful displays and information.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Loganville, Georgia
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Loganville, Georgia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

An excellent walk through the U.S. Army history. Opportunity to fire an electronic M-4 and M-16. Beautiful displays and information.

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Maryland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Very well-presented. As you might expect from a museum depicting the infantry experience, it was a bit loud. Too much to see in a 3 hour visit if you are examining each display.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Well done military displays for museum lovers and some interactive activities for the more adventuresome.

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Rural GA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I really liked the interactive and multimedia throughout the museum. Don't get too lost.. they close at 5pm and we didn't make it to the full museum as a result. If you like reading the different displays, allow at least 3 hours to browse at your leisure.

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Forest Park, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We took my mom on a day out to Fort Benning to the National Infantry Museum in Columbus, GA. It was a great day and they have rearranged some of the items and have new exhibit spaces that have not been opened yet, but hopefully will. The day was rainy and overcast, but it turned out ok. Until that is... More 

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McMinnville, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This museum is a class act! Thank you to all who have contributed in word or deed to secure our nation's history and all the men and women who have served to protect us.

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Marietta, Georgia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We took our grandchildren to this museum and ALL of us LOVED it! My husband, a retired Army officer, narrated several sections which added to the very informative movie! Our grandchildren enjoyed the many "hands on" experiences, as well as the Children's Room! It is certainly a place that we'll return to, as well as promote. The Gift Shop had... More 

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Boiling Springs
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I am retired career Naval Officer and military historian with two Army Officer sons. I have visited military museums, forts, and battlefields every where I travel. Without a doubt the National Infantry Museum is the finest interpretive facility documenting the history and future of The United States Army Infantry Branch. My wife and I spent 3 hours engrossed in the... More 

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Newington, Connecticut
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16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

God Bless the USA! My husband and I, as well as our son and his fiancee had the awesome opportunity to spend an entire afternoon at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center. This museum just took our breath away. As Veterans and Active Duty Military members - and simply as Americans - we were so proud and so inspired... More 

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Loganville, Georgia
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21 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Give yourself plenty of time. This is not a 1 hour tour to see everything. Expect to spend a couple of hours. The shooting is 5$ for humvee or 1$ for shooting gallery.

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