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Wisconsin Veterans Museum

30 West Mifflin Street, Madison, WI 53703
608 267 1799
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Ranked #8 of 41 Attractions in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: A museum honoring all Wisconsin veterans with dioramas on all wars from the Civil War to the...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: A museum honoring all Wisconsin veterans with dioramas on all wars from the Civil War to the present.

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Lancaster, Wisconsin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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New Richmond, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Super neat museum tucked close to the capitol building. We were lucky and it was free that day, but I think it is reasonable to visit all the time- Awesome displays, artifacts and history of wars and military service. Great learning and good experience for family to learn and get a better understanding of what our service have done for... More 

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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

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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13 helpful votes 13 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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75 attraction reviews
275 helpful votes 275 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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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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43 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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