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Wisconsin Veterans Museum

30 West Mifflin Street, Madison, WI 53703
608 267 1799
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Ranked #8 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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Jerusalem, Israel
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Although we've visited Madison WI many times, for some reason, we never even noticed the Wisconsin Veterans Museum until now. The entrance is free and the inside self-tour is self-explanatory. Using some computers allowed us to hear the stories of some of Wisconsin's soldiers of how they felt about being at war. The exhibits include many weapons, uniforms and brings... More

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Lodi, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A fast overview of civil war through the present. Interactive displays and a smart touch board about civil war history.

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Houston, Texas
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150 reviews 150 reviews
18 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The walk from beginning to end takes you from early wars to the war on terrorism. My favorite was the WW II exhibit. I know what I said, it is free, but make a donation.

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I did not plan on visiting this museum while in Madison, but I'm very happy that I did! The museum is superbly put together, and incredibly interesting! Any history buff, regarless of ties to Wisconsin, should stop in here for a visit!

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Kewaskum, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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92 reviews 92 reviews
35 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 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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