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National Veterans Art Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Good museum but not near anything

I like this museum but it is not very big and the largest hit is it is away from everything in the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dave S
Chicago, Illinois
Very nice Vietnam exhibit

A great place to stop just before Memorial Day. Being a Vietnam veteran, I enjoyed seeing items... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2018
East Lyme, CT
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4 weeks ago
“Good museum but not near anything”
Jun 2, 2018
“Very nice Vietnam exhibit”
The National Veterans Art Museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and exhibition of art inspired by combat and created by veterans. No other gallery in the world focuses on the subject of war from an artistic perspective, making this...more
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4041 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60641-1834
+1 312-326-0270
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like this museum but it is not very big and the largest hit is it is away from everything in the Portage Park neighborhood so you really need a car to get to it. They used to be just south of the Loop but...More

1  Thank Dave S
Reviewed June 2, 2018

A great place to stop just before Memorial Day. Being a Vietnam veteran, I enjoyed seeing items the were used by us vets in Vietnam. The pictures were excellent in this exhibit. It is well displayed without bring out any bad memories. The rest of...More

Thank VinMar_10
Reviewed February 5, 2017

The National Veterans Museum was unknown to me less than a week ago. But I'm so glad I learned of it. It's a small, 1 floor museum in Portage Park showcases an important part of American history. The art and artifacts increased my understanding of...More

1  Thank Awilda0216
Reviewed December 18, 2016

As a post Vietnam veteran, this museum still struck me hard. The abstract drawings are not my style of "art", but the other paintings and pictures were awesome. The sculptures really speak to you in their detail and meaning. And then, there is the back...More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed May 18, 2016

If you only look on the map, you will definitely end up at a different location. It shows on the map as being on the near Southside, though it is actually about 11 miles northwest in the Portage Park area. Check the website or call...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

...just one respect- the legendary dog tag exhibit hadn't been reopened or available. However, the rest of this museum is captivating and you have to approach it with an open mind to accepting the pain and confusion a lot of these artists were in. Its...More

Thank Skysoldier4life
Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed the 100 faces of war exhibit! This is a must visit for anyone who has served our country or respects those who do - aka everyone. It was so interesting reading the different stories of those who have served and even died for...More

3  Thank Katie M
Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Note as of 2013 the museum has moved to iys new location at: National Veterans Art Museum 4041 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60641

3  Thank Chicago_Loop
Reviewed October 11, 2013

The museum is a great idea but who in god's name decided to plant in in the middle of one of the dumpiest and crime-ridden neighborhoods in Chicago. For blocks around the museum is empty shuttered businesses one after the other. Even the old Portage...More

5  Thank Dan M
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Way off the beaten path, for sure take train from downtown and then get on a taxi. BUT so worth the time!! it was an incredibly moving museum, reminded me of the feelings I had when I visited the Vietnam Wall. made me really appreciate...More

3  Thank Jay B
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