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Rock Island Arsenal

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Address: Rock Island, IL
Phone Number: 309-782-1121
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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Rock Island Arsenal

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Ottumwa, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This historic is a very humbling experience. The museum is a must see. The setting on Arsenal Island in the Mississippi makes this stop not only educational and humbling, but it is very picturesque. Plan to spend several hours here.

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Rock Island, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Although you have to have i.d. to gain entrance, the Arsenal sits in the middle of the Mississippi and offers flat bicycling with almost no traffic. Terrific for new bicyclists. The island is impeccably maintained and very serene on the weekends.

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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Historical place to visit. You can see the lock and dam, the museum, the cemetery and you can drive through to see the old quarters and buildings. Must have ID

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Ottawa, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Very interesting and humbling..the island complex is amazing with the river as a beautiful and natural setting! The Museum is a must see and will try to get back when the golf course is open this summer.

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

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