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“Civil War museum in a unique place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rock Island Arsenal Museum

Rock Island Arsenal Museum
Bldg. 60, North Avenue just east of Gillespie, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL
309 782 5021
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Ranked #6 of 19 Attractions in Rock Island
Type: Museums
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illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Civil War museum in a unique place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

You need at least two days to do this justice. Always see something different each time I go.

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“Good for those interested in Army History”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

Toured the museum a couple times when family visitied.

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Peoria, Illinois
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“Arsenal Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

Arsenal Island is a terrific place for bicycling. Much of the island is inhabited by wildlife, and the roads are nearly flat. There are a few cars, but the 10 MPH or so speed limit prevents them from being a problem. Helmets are required. The Confederate Cemetery and the old Arsenal buildings are particularly interesting. The museum is almost entirely devoted to firearms; I cannot imagine a more complete military collection. Some of the larger field pieces are especially interesting. As I recall, hours are limited but there is no admission fee.

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Sherrard, IL
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“Incredible Arms Collection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

If you are into military arms, this museum is for you. The gun display is absolutely incredible, and it has to be one of the most comprehensive displays anywhere. The rest of the museum displays the various stuff that the facility has made over the years, and the person who knows nothing of this important site will learn a lot about the only military munitions facility in the U.S.

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“Weapons Weapons Weapons”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

Excellent display of military weapons, loads of fantastic history and information, very interesting indeed.

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