We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center

1775 Legacy Way, Columbus, GA
706-685-5800
Website
Improve this listing
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
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Write a Review

661 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    606
    52
    2
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Visited with our son on Ft. Benning's BCT family weekend. I thought I would be bored but WOW! Great day with plenty to see and do. IMAX movie was good and not too expensive. The museum itself was great and made you think though many times it was very emotional for me and our family. The BCT exhibit upstairs helped... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We have been to many museums over the last 25 years, but this one by far, out scored them all...and I'm former USAF! From the inspiring architecture to the careful details of all of the displays, to the IMAX theatre...yes, I said an IMAX theatre, to the restrooms, this is one place you MUST visit when passing through Columbus, Georgia.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leesburg, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Going to our grandson's graduation from basic training and making him an infantryman, made us feel honored to be able to see the National Infantry Museum. Loved how the different times of war were broken down into easily understood sections.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Augustine, Florida
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Much more than I expected. Even my husband, the Navy vet was impressed. If you are in the Ft. Benning area, you HAVE to see this.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

No entrance fee; just recommended donation. Beautiful museum; clean & modern. Very informative and interactive.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Savannah GA
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
9 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

BLUF: make this a mandatory stop in Columbus! We were very impressed with the quality of the displays and they were made more authentic by the WWII veterans who were on hand to tell a few stories (sometimes long stories). The museum is laid out nicely and lends itself to accomodate both short and long visits. We stayed about 4... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you enjoy history this place is a must -see when in the columbus area. The exhibits range from modern wars to the wars from many many years ago . Check it out

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Amazing!! Totally incredible- Comes from the Soldiers Emotions as they fought the different wars. Very very creative and beautifully done!!- Must have spend Billions on this amazing place. We came back 3 times during the week to revisit, and loved it. So Emotional , you walk away a better appreciation of being an American.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jacksonville, Florida
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We visited this museum because of the rave reviews on TripAdvisor. I have to say that this place lives up to the hype. When you enter it is almost overwhelming. The "Last 100 Yards" is very impressive and strikingly moving. We learned from one of the very helpful staff that the museum used actual active personnel from Fort Benning as... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We visited the museum after attending a graduation on base. I must say that it was well worth it and I'm so thankful that we did! The displays with figures were mesmerizing and the amount of memorabilia was amazing and all were fascinating. My heart was touched as the reality of soldiers fighting for my freedom came to life in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center also viewed

 

Been to National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing