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Wisconsin Veterans Museum

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Address: 30 West Mifflin Street, Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number: 608 267 1799
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: A museum honoring all Wisconsin veterans with dioramas on all wars from...
A museum honoring all Wisconsin veterans with dioramas on all wars from the Civil War to the present.
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Captures the Fog of War in Vivid Ways

Set my expectations low, having been to a number of war museums in the midwest. Being a veteran myself, I knew going in I would experience the installations differently than the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Set my expectations low, having been to a number of war museums in the midwest. Being a veteran myself, I knew going in I would experience the installations differently than the wide-eyed children I was chaperoning. I can tell you that I was impressed with the Civil War tour and the knowledge of the guide as I was with the... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum does a wonderful job of honoring Wisconsin's veterans. The exhibits are carefully developed and display a range of Wisconsin history from Civil War to the present. Best part, the museum is completely free!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A very well-done museum that offers a history timeline of the Wisconsin veteran. The displays are extremely good, the staff is knowledgeable, and the facility is easy to navigate. Their special events are worth checking out.

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Lancaster, Wisconsin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Were at the Capital for a tour and we had some extra time so we stopped at the Veterans Museum. The kids were impressed and so was I. It does not take long to go through the Museum but worth stopping and learning more about our past. I was impressed on their displays, they look so real. They have a... More 

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california
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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Really nicely done Museum. Not too large which was very nice. Displays were very skillfully presented. Even a full size Vietnam Helicopter and a periscope. No admission fee, but we gave a donation as it was such a pleasant experience.

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New Richmond, Wisconsin
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25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Super neat museum tucked close to the capitol building. We were lucky and it was free that day, but I think it is reasonable to visit all the time- Awesome displays, artifacts and history of wars and military service. Great learning and good experience for family to learn and get a better understanding of what our service have done for... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Free will offering. Very complete exhibits of all wars with just enough reading to show they all related to Wisconsin, and yet short enough to keep a visitor's attention. I especially liked the dark, quiet atmosphere of the museum, which gave a quiet respect to the personal benefits and costs of war. Very well done. Nearby parking, very handicapped accessible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Do not judge this museum by its size. There is a lot of fascinating things packed into this building. The museum itself is in a great location (directly across from the capital). The museum is also free! If you are in the area, I would suggest checking it out!

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virginia, MN
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Very nice display of Wisconsin residents' participation in the wars from the Civil War till present. Nice gift shop. Compact so easy on the feet.

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Houston, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Now this is how all museums should be. Let's face it I have a short attention span. This free museum is perfect. You get historical exhibits and detailed explanations of all the major conflicts that the United States has been involved with domestic and foreign. Since this is in Madison after all, there is a healthy bias toward the service... More 

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