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National Museum of the Marine Corps

18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle, VA 22172
+1 877-653-1775
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Triangle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a lasting tribute to U.S. Marines--past, present, and future. Situated on a 135-acre site adjacent to... more » Owner description: The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a lasting tribute to U.S. Marines--past, present, and future. Situated on a 135-acre site adjacent to Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, and under the command of Marine Corps University, the Museum's soaring design evokes the image of the flag-raisers of Iwo Jima and beckons visitors to this 120,000-square-foot structure. World-class interactive exhibits using the most innovative technology surround visitors with irreplaceable artifacts and immerse them in the sights and sounds of Marines in action. Admission and parking are always free. « less
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

An outstanding museum. Well worth a visit. Be sure to include a meal at the Tun Tavern, a replica of the birthplace of the Marine Corps.

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Brisbane, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This museum was a total surprise to us. Not on our original plan, we were taken by a friend and didn't regret it! At the time of our visit, the exterior had the 9/11 Memorial display which was very touching. After the security checks, you attain the foyer and straight away get the impression that this is a top notch... More

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Heart In Texas But Body In Central Wisconsin
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Ooohrahh!! What a great and motivating facility. My wife and I were traveling on journey from Waupaca Wis. To DC then Wilmington, then Nashville and back home to Waupaca Wi. with a set of plans. We happened to see the marker on the highway and asked my wife if we should stop.WOW !! what a great move. I could have... More

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Boston
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This museum is a bit off the typical beaten path of museums (e.g., Smithsonian museums on the mall), but well worth a visit, especially if you like American history. It is geared towards the Marine Corps' role in American history, but I learned some things about American history I was previously unaware of (like the United States' role in Central... More

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Germantown MD
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This has to be one of my favorite museums and they are adding more exhibits over the next few years. As you approach the building, notice the architecture and how the building was modeled after the raising of the American Flag at Iwo Jima. There are videos that show you military strategy and troop movement, realistic displays and actual planes,... More

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Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It took a while to get there from DC but am I glad we went. We spent almost three hours there and it was amazing. The USMC has never let America down and the same can be said for their museum. If you are within 200 miles of this place you MUST go.The highlight of our trip!!!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The museum is 30 miles outside of Washington which may explain why it is not as well known as it should be. Only superlatives (except for the grill) can describe the 5 hours we spent there on a Sunday afternoon. The docents were knowledgeable; most we talked to were 'retired' Marines. They were also all over the Museum sharing historical... More

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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The exhibits keep you interested throughout the museum and they change up the way things are presented. We would definitely revisit.

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Moline, Illinois
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We have been to this museum a handful of times now. It is all done so beautifully and the exhibits are full of information. Very hands-on exhibits, which makes it a learning experience for all ages. The Tun Tavern on the second floor is a great stop for lunch!

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Denver, Colorado
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We have frequented the museum many times. It is my favorite museum. Full of memorabilia and exhibits that convert the legacy and lore of the marine corps. Its a nice self paced museum with the ability to choose which portion of the museum you wish to tour. Never get tired of walk the exhibits. Has a nice area off the... More

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