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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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Germantown MD
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58 reviews 58 reviews
5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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19 attraction reviews
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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Durham, North Carolina
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217 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This museum will keep a child's interest because of all the exhibits. The history loving adults will enjoy reading all the information. I like looking at the exhibits where my husband has to stop and read everything. We didn't find the layout that easy to follow and a few time found ourselves backtracking but we managed to see everything (I... More

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Northern Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a wonderful musuem to visit for all ages. We plan a visit each summer to check it out. They also have some great outdoor concerts that are free with plenty of parking. We last visited in August 2013, but will be returning in July 2014.

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Davidson, North Carolina
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a special attraction. It highlights the key battles and individuals of the Corp and the men and women who wanted to be a Marine. Once a Marine always a Marine.

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Ithaca, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is not the best museum I've ever been to, but it is very good. There are a number of interactive exhibits which help you to experience the events as if you were there. It is organized in a such a way that you can focus on your interests and skip the rest. Excellent exhibits on the Making of a... More

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