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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
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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If you ever served...

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 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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193 reviews 193 reviews
53 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
26 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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Nottingham
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Hidden little gem here. Great museum that you can visit many times, wonderful grounds and park areas. Always very quiet - more people should know about it!

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Corsicana, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

If you are in to military history or just want to see something interesting then this is the place to go. With a bevy of tanks through the years on display out front you can spend an hour or more just looking at that. Inside the museum is built to look like France during WWII and they did an AWESOME... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Best going through on Memorial Day with my dad, a Korean War veteran. Proud Americans. We all enjoyed it, but wished there was a Korean War section.

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Have visited this museum twice, once with my father a wwii vet and once with friends from the Vietnam vet era. Very informative and interesting exhibits. I expected to be bored since I am not a fan of military museums, but honestly this one is well done and very interesting. And, there are some tanks outside the museum with good... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Museum is well laid out with a passage of time recording significant US historic battles fought by the 1st. Infantry. One walks through well designed time environments that recognize the bravery and hardships of that infantry. Outside around the museum grounds there are numerous tanks displayed. My children grew up climbing around these tanks whenever we made our picnic trips... More 

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Galway, New York
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Very well-designed museum dedicated to the legendary 1st Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. Fascinating exhibits and interactive displays capture the proud history of the “Big Red One” and are captivating for adults and young people alike. Walk through a World War I trench with the sounds of shells exploding overhead. Sit in a landing craft as soldiers storm Omaha... More 

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