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First Division Museum at Cantigny

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Address: 1 S 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60187-6097
Phone Number: 630-668-5185
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Description: Museum with interactive exhibits on the trenches of WWI, the beaches of...
Museum with interactive exhibits on the trenches of WWI, the beaches of WWII and the rice paddies of Vietnam.
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A moving experience, extremely well presented

The First Division Museum at Cantigny is one of two museum s on the grounds of Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois. It is flanked by a large Tank Park where visitors can see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Winnipeg, Canada

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The First Division Museum at Cantigny is one of two museum s on the grounds of Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois. It is flanked by a large Tank Park where visitors can see examples of the armor used in wars dating back to World War I and as recently as the Gulf Wars. All of the displays in the nearby... More 

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Milwaukee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice museum. Well done displays and dioramas. Focuses on a specific division, but provides a nice overview especially of WW1 & WW2. Outside the museum is a "tank park" containing 16 (17 if you count the UH-1 Huey - but I'm not sure if this is permanent or temporary) vehicles. Most of these are post WW2.... More 

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Lima, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Plan to spend the day. Being a 1ID Viet Nam Veteran, I really appreciated the displays. I knew that Colonel McCormick was a WWI Veteran but to see his home and better understand his contribution to preserve history was great. No mission too difficult. No sacrifice too great. Duty First!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 556 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The exhibits are extremely well done, providing a great review of the contribution of the First Division from war to war. The exhibits match perfectly with the history, and the artifacts are priceless. No fee to enter.

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Randolph, Kansas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This museum offers an amazingly detailed look at battlefields from a century--World War I, World War II, Vietnam and Desert Storm. The intricate displays incorporate pieces of what you would have seen from items embedded in the floor to fire burning behind soldiers in upper story windows. It also shows the correspondent from these battlefields, the field hospitals--an eerie look... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

We took our 8 year old son to this outdoor/indoor museum. I say "outdoor" because there are several actual tanks outside on the beautiful lands in this park. My son is amazed by artillery and war "stuff" so he thoroughly enjoyed the various tanks and matching them up to his plastic ones that he had at home! You ARE allowed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A must see. Very interesting museum and home to tour. The gardens are beautiful once they start to bloom. The special events are always fun and exciting. Any ex-service person will love the history of this unique place.

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chicago, Il
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Wheelchair accessible- this is a must see for military buffs or kids just learning about history. For all ages.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Truly I expected my husband to enjoy this and being dragged along- I thought I would be bored out of my mind. WRONG- IT is a GREAT museum ! Interesting and engaging exhibits, films and "sets" for some of the wars- trenches recreated for WW I - the Normandy invasion beaches and the jungles of Vietnam. Really impressive. My only... More 

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Oxford, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This museum is really well done. I was surprised with the size of the massive displays. Everything was done with a high level of respect for those who served our nation.

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Address: Address: 1 S 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60187-6097
Phone Number: 630-668-5185
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Wheaton

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