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Rock Island Arsenal

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Address: Rock Island, IL
Phone Number: 309-782-1121
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Description: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, America's largest...
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, America's largest government-owned arsenal is located on a 946-acre island in the Mississippi River.
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First time here and was pleasantly surprised

We visited the museum and drove around touring the island. Can't believe we haven't visited this sooner. The museum was very interesting with a lot of educational history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Iowa
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We visited the museum and drove around touring the island. Can't believe we haven't visited this sooner. The museum was very interesting with a lot of educational history. Amazed by the gun display case. It was easy to locate as there were plenty of signs to direct us. Admission was free, but you can make a donation at a box... More 

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McFarland, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Reluctantly, visiting here as our husbands wanted to visit. Was surprised to find it so interesting. Most impressed by the military cemetery...emotional.

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Elgin, Il
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Lots of history at the rock island arsenal museum. Remember to check out the lock and dam as well. Our kids enjoyed learning about how a lock and damn work and actually seeing it in action. Small visitor center area as well that has a lot of hands on activities.

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Bettendorf, Iowa, United States
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Amazing tour great sights the people are very nice and friendly you will not be sad there's more to see it will take you all day you'll love it !!!

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The arsenal has a unique museum with guns and more from every war. Colonel Davenport's home is located here as well which is restored and is one of the early outposts of this area. Viewing the locks and dam is also very interesting. And the buildings on arsenal island are gorgeous examples of 1800's architecture.

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Rock Island, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

One of the best well kept bases I've seen. The cemetery during Vets day and Memorial Day is surreal and is a great honor to have in rock Island.

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Earlville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

one of the most interesting places I have been to in years and it was free! (they do have donation bins!)

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Entering the island we got to see the swinging bridge in operation, that was worth going. Paid our respects at an ancestors grave,before driving to the museum . The arsenal was very interesting and much bigger than expected. The buildings are very impressive.

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Westchester, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Learned a lot about the arsenal of weapons used throughout history. More than just an arsenal museum but a historic site and important piece of our existing government, security, and freedom.

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Blue Grass, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Don't miss seeing and touring the historic Rock Island Arsenal. The museum is quite interesting and well worth seeing. There are civil war cemeteries both Confederate and Union. You will need to have photo I.D. upon entering this federal property as it is a working facility. There is no charge.

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Address: Rock Island, IL
Phone Number: 309-782-1121
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rock Island

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