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Wisconsin Veterans Museum

30 West Mifflin Street, Madison, WI 53703
608 267 1799
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Ranked #9 of 41 Attractions in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner description: A museum honoring all Wisconsin veterans with dioramas on all wars from the Civil War to the present.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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199 reviews 199 reviews
59 attraction reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
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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Savannah, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Spanning all American wars with tons of memorabilia, this is a great little museum right in the middle of DT Madison. Very helpful staff. Great stuff for military historians and veterans, emphasis on the experience of Wisconsin's service men & women.

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Superb museum despite its small size. Does justice covering wars representing most of our American history. Take a brief look inside, and you'll not emerge for hours!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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45 reviews 45 reviews
43 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This was an excellent veteran's museum from the civil war to present day. It had great displays, alot of artifacts, and stories to go along with everything. It did somewhat focus on Wisconsin's part, but anyone can enjoy this museum! I absolutely loved it and would go again if in Madison!

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

What a great, free museum on the capital square. The museum is great for someone that is interested in WI history, history of US wars and conflicts, and someone like me, who isn't! A lot of interesting facts about the culture of the times and the artifacts were neat to look at!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is a wonderful, free museum covering the history of Wisconsin's involvement in wars from the civil war through the war on terror. I wish I had had more time to spend there, we found it near the end of the day. I encourage anyone interested in history to visit.

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Fall River, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Like everything down on the Square in Madison, WI, this place is awesome. Especially if you are military oriented. Lots of interesting displays and history.

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