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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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An insightful well done modern museum of historical events. Everyone should visit this wonderful display of the sacrifices men and women have made to create this country... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Staten Island, New York
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

An insightful well done modern museum of historical events. Everyone should visit this wonderful display of the sacrifices men and women have made to create this country. Specifically revolves around the good people of Wisconsin but includes all who call themselves Americans. The special exhibit RAW WAR is a compelling and insightful depiction of the emotional toll War makes on... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The tableau's are good, but being a veteran I did not wish to see the art that some of our tortured and disturbed veterans created. I could have handled it as part of an exhibit of mentally disturbed individuals, but not as what our most recent veterans have had to go through in the poorly managed Iraq and Afghan wars.

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Minneapolis
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Well worth 1 hour. Free. Donations accepted. but high quality exhibits. Life-size scenes are amazingly life-like. Small, Nice book store - we bought one.

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Dairyland, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I didn't plan on spending much time here, but could have stayed much longer than I did. I was shocked at how well this museum is done and it was much more than I expected. Certainly gives me an appreciation of history that has been somewhat lacking in my life. Will go back for sure

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a lovely place to learn about the history and experiences of Wisconsin veterans in our wars. It is child appropriate if your child can understand and appreciate the significance of what they are viewing. This is more of a traditional museum experience, and if you feel your children may not be on their best behavior, I would advise... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This small museum packs in a lot of information and displays without being cluttered. It's one of our sons' favorite places to visit - they've gone many dozens of times (not kidding) from ages 7 up to now 14. It covers the major conflicts involving Wisconsin veterans from the Civil War to the first Gulf War and now some of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I know most of the general facts about the United States' involvement in different conflicts, this place shows the local involvement which I hadn't known. I thought it was very interesting. Free admission, nicely arranged and easy to move through.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I loved looking through the telescope and being able to see around Madison. They past had a nice biopic & display of past wars.

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The displays and information presented here were fantastic. I loved the artifacts and the layout of this museum.

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Orfordville, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Excellent action displays of war scenes and memorabilia featuring Wisconsin veterans. Very well done with easily read information. Quite a surprise and delight to find such quality in a relatively small museum. And it is free!

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Additional Information about Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Address: 30 West Mifflin Street, Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number: 608 267 1799
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
Open Hours:
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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