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Wisconsin Veterans Museum

30 West Mifflin Street, Madison, WI 53703
608 267 1799
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Ranked #7 of 52 attractions in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Specialty Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Description: A museum honoring all Wisconsin veterans with dioramas on all wars from the Civil War to the present.
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Kewaskum, Wisconsin
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I brought my friend from Holland here to show him what we had gone through during some of the history's war times. I must say, I was extremely impressed!!! The exhibits were very informative and nicely done. The artifacts and stories behind them were wonderful to read. I learned things too from these exhibits that you wouldn't read in history... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

For the size, it is jam-packed with war memorabilia and exhibits. Fantastic. Right on the square, so very convenient. Children's museum is close by if you want to entertain your kids while you go here.

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El Paso, Tx
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I thank the city of Madison and the State of Wisconsin for honoring and remembering our Veterans with a beautiful historical museum. Thanks. This was one of my great stops as I traveled across our beautiful country. To our Veterans - Welcome Home and Thank You for your Service!

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Madison, Wisconsin
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It's an absolute treasure in the middle of the square--great place for history and shares information on several different wars/has lots of relics and replicas-very educational...definitely should consider a donation since the museum is free of charge and they do a fantastic job.

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Absolutely great for a few hours. Great displays from through the ages. Highly recommended. Free but worthy of good donation.

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Marinette, Wisconsin
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91 reviews 91 reviews
35 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Right on the capital square, this museum provides a great overview of Wisconsin's role in US military history. There is no admission charge, but a donation box is located at the entrance. There is a bookstore in the lobby. The museum is heavy on Civil War history, which is no surprise as it used to be located within the capital... More

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Hey, its on the Square in Mad Town. If you go early on a Saturday Morning you can shop "The Farmers Market. But visit the Veterans Museum: I guarantee you'll Love it TOO!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This museum on the square in downtown Madison is a museum dedicated to commemorating Wisconsin’s role in the Civil War and “any subsequent war.” The displays are well constructed with artifacts of the many conflicts Wisconsin veterans have participated in. Wisconsin's famous Iron Brigade from the Civil War is well presented as one of the fiercest fighting units of the... More

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Not expecting much of a free museum I was pleasantly surprised. It was a nice attraction. It is small but lots of good artifacts packed the area. Good place to spend an hour. Location is great with the Capital building right across the street. A nice area to take a walk.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The museum is a little place with a nice gift shop attached. For anyone who enjoys military-type things, you'll find something you want to take home. The museum itself is very interesting, and the staff are all very nice.

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