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Step back into yesteryear when you visit the Arsenal. The beautiful stone buildings, original homes... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2019
Rock Island, Illinois
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An interesting look into history...

The check-in process was fairly quick, however,it was the middle of the week. Hubby was stationed... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2019
Brown Deer, Wisconsin
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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, America's largest government-owned arsenal is located on a 946-acre island in the Mississippi River.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1776 E Street, 1 Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL 61299
+1 309-782-4420
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Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

Step back into yesteryear when you visit the Arsenal. The beautiful stone buildings, original homes of stone, the Quarters 1, Davenport House, Lock and Dam, Arsenal factories, original bridge sites and more will give you ample fodder to experience the past. Well worth taking the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 14, 2019 via mobile

Just a heads up in case you’re from out of country. You cannot tour this site. We made a little detour into Quad Cities and right back out onto I 80. We were pretty excited to learn some American history but we moved on down...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 3, 2019

The check-in process was fairly quick, however,it was the middle of the week. Hubby was stationed at the arsenal 50 years ago and we always wanted to go back to visit and did just that this summer. There is a lot of history on the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank jandsminerals
Reviewed June 23, 2019

Thought I had this researched pretty well. However, when i got there, it was difficult to access the sites. Yes, it is a military base and therefore there's limitations on access. You must enter on the Moline, IL side, and enter a visitor area. After...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank George02-1973
Reviewed May 8, 2019

Lots of things of interest to see. Corps of engineers is located here. You can watch barges lock thru the dam. There is a golf course and country club to eat at. Civil war era buildings. The Army museum and Cemetary are very interesting. Many...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank 533raymonds
Reviewed May 7, 2019

I wanted to go visit the Army Museum and the cemetery but it isn't allowed to strangers to enter in this area. That was very disappointing.

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank Patrice S
Reviewed May 3, 2019

The US Army Corps of Engineers building is here and the building is very old civil war era and is called the watchtower building is really rather pretty. It is across the street from the lock and dam and you can watch the barges lock...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank dgbg100106
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

You can watch the barges lock thru and lovely museum to explain. Lunch at the Country Club, play a round of golf. The buildings are Civil War Era. We have a Confederate and National Cemetery for those who lauded down their lives. Google the Arsenal,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank riverdragonfly4150
Reviewed December 30, 2018

The 1st Quarters building had many original architectural features that were beautiful. Lots of history on this island. There is an old Yet active military cemetery. Really nice visit!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank edithtraub
Reviewed November 7, 2018

There are some very interesting and intriging places to visit on the island. The lock and dam visitors center, The Colonel Davenport house and the Arsenal museum. You can spend a very enjoyable day on the island.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Norval M
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