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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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Fantastic museum of the 1st Army Division

The dioramas inside the museum are amazing. Even non-military buffs will find this interesting as you walk the the trenches of world war 1. The tanks outside are great for kids... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The dioramas inside the museum are amazing. Even non-military buffs will find this interesting as you walk the the trenches of world war 1. The tanks outside are great for kids, the gardens are beautiful and there always seems to be something going on during the weekends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Pretty cool place to visit if you are a history buff. Words of warning through. If your kids cannot be separated from their iPhone apps, they probably will be bored to death.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very informative museum.Actual scenes bring you back to World War 1 like you are right there.Also have different scenes of war of World War 2 as well. It will teach your kids about what happened in both wars.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We are blessed to have Cantigny Park in our home town. This place is just beautiful. The museums are amazing. So many special events. There is something to do for the entire family here.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Such a cool and unique place! The boys loved climbing on tanks! That alone was worth the trip! It was nice to be hands on with something that seems so off limits. The grounds are gorgeous! The museum is so intricate. The scenes really do come to life for you. You can definitely imagine what our soldiers experienced during the... More 

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Park City, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I think it's a good park and with gardens and a Military Museum. Then you have all those different flowers and birds and that you can see.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is must stop destination for any boys who love the military!! Cantigny Park is free but there is $5 fee for parking. For those who are thinking about cramming the entire family in Van I think they charge extra (for the Van). Cantigny Park has a picnic area, gardens, tanks of every kind and a museum of past wars... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a must see. There is so much to do on the grounds. It is fun for all ages. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Wood Dale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is the home of the First Division Museum and it is a MUST see when in the Wheaton area. For all you military buffs who love tanks and would love to climb onboard one or two, this is your opportunity. They have tanks setting all around the park and some date back to WW1. The actual Museum inside is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The First Division Museum at Cantigny in Winfield, Illinois is a great place to see history. You can walk through World War I trenches, sit in a World War II landing craft, experience the D Day beaches of Normandy, walk through the jungles of Vietnam, and the kids can climb on many of the Army tanks on display. Afterword, walk... More 

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