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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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Fun for all ages

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Park City, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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Newark, illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

$5 gets everyone in the car into 2 museums, gorgeous gardens, parks with play areas and a park full of real tanks that the kids can climb all over. The restaurant was surprisingly good and inexpensive. Our group of 7 included kids ages 6,10, and 15; an 89 year old veteran of WWII and Korea and his wife. We stayed... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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 29 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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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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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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