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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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Madison, Wisconsin
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284 reviews 284 reviews
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

You can spend hours at this free museum. It gives a comprehensive look into the history of the Marines Corps and how the Marine Corps has shaped history. It is a fantastic museum that caters to everyone's interests. Kids, adults, people who are interested in war facts and those who do not care for that as much, the exhibits are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The exhibits are amazing! The history of the Corps is told through multimedia presentations and displays. The WW I and WW II exhibits are excellent. The Korean War experience is impressive. Staff throughout the museum are very knowledgeable. The day that we visited there were demonstrations of robotics including drone flights outside the museum

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Golden, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Excellent history of the Marine Corps, including activities for children of various ages. The boys particularly liked the laser firing range. Coverage of World War 2, Korea and Vietnam very inspiring. Coverage of boot camp training also good.

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Calgary, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

If you've never been, you must. We have driven on the Interstate and seen the shape of this museum for many years but never had the opportunity to go - until recently. It is a well thought out museum with many sections and tons of artifacts. Lots to see, read and watch. We spent 2.5 hours there and barely put... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Found this by accident travelling South on the US1 from Washington. Spectacular building with some great exhibits and an interesting tour through the Marine Corps' history. Great stories, huge courage and quite humbling. Definitely worth a visit, and will get even better as they finish the lats phases of the building. Has a great cafe and a restaurant with good... More

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Stafford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My son loves this museum, they have real planes, tanks, helicopters, and a lot of history. One think that I love of this museum is that they have a lot of areas that they put you in that moment in history. It is very clean and quiet. And it is free. You will need at least two hours to see... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A great military museum that covers the history of the Marine Corps. Each time period is a different display that is unique and informative.

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Bountiful, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

On our recent visit we were able to catch the World War One and Korean War exhibits which we had not seen before. Both are on par with the rest of the museum - absolutely the best! It made this old Marine more proud of his heritage than ever.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Had the opportunity to visit this place and also see a family member get commissioned as an officer here. If you want to learn the history of our greatest fighting warriors, this is the place to check out. The museum is rich with history about Marines. There are various activities throughout the "making of the marine" exhibit where you can... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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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