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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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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Oxford, Ohio
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Oxford, Ohio
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119 reviews 119 reviews
26 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 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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26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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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24 helpful votes 24 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic place to teach the children and adults alike about the military. Some great interactive displays. some very cool memorabilia also. Great to read about the tanks outside and the landing craft they just acquired last year.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is a first rate museum. Extremely well done and rivals larger museums for which you would pay a large entry fee. Very well done and appealing to all levels, whether children or adult, history buff or not.

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Troy
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I normally don't care for museums but since I was with a group of veterans I went along. I have to say I was amazed at the exhibits. You actually walk through a WW1 trench (without the mud). Having served in the Army, I've often heard about the "Big Red One" but this place was dedicated to the unit that... More 

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