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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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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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Very well done

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 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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27 helpful votes 27 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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New York City, New York
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55 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

to those that have chosen to enlist and protect and defend. exhibits are well done and will provide you with an up close and personal view of the work that these men and women have performed from the civil war to the present

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Columbia, Missouri
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Alas, that's about it. The wax figures and dioramas are good though-- there's a WWII era US tank -- a Lee? Stuart? not a Sherman -- Huey and P-51.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

after visiting the national world war 2 museum in new orleans, i feel like this is a great free option. i never realized how big of a role wisconsin played in the civil war. for a free museum, there is a wide range of exhibits but i wish the war on terror exhibit was lengthier - maybe it will be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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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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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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25 helpful votes 25 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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26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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