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As a retired military man I visit the Arsenal frequently.

There are some very interesting and intriging places to visit on the island. The lock and dam... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
Norval M
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Rock Island, Illinois
A large army base

This is one of the oldest and largest army bases in the country. Very large and clean grounds with... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
Iralgo
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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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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
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1776 E Street, 1 Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL 61299
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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
Thank Norval M
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the oldest and largest army bases in the country. Very large and clean grounds with big buildings. A good military museum. If you have time a good place to visit. Rating... good

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Iralgo
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The museum showing the history of items made at the armory including the many weapons was very interesting. Also, the 1st Quarters building had many original architectural features that were beautiful.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Barb125
Reviewed August 19, 2018

A beautifully maintained large historic army post still vibrant with service to our nation. When approaching the main gate notice the "Visitors" signs and veer to the right to the police station for your visitor card, return to the main gate is very easy. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kevin M
Reviewed May 5, 2018

Have been to the museum and the locks many times if you go don't forget to see the cemeteries I think the most interesting is the Confederate Cemetery. They also have a tank you can you can visit. The tank has real battle damage to...More

Date of experience: June 2017
5  Thank davidmacmillan1958
Reviewed April 16, 2018

Glad we stopped hear. The museum was pretty cool and had a lot of things on display that RIA had made for the military back to the civil war. The collection of firearms from through out the world was amazing.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Joebob747
Reviewed September 10, 2017

We visited the Rock Islands Arsenal yesterday. Getting in is a bit of a hassle but well worth it. You must go to the visitor check in and fill out an application for a visitors pass. This takes about 15 to do the paper work...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank star1898
Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

I have visited the Arsenal on three separate occasions. The first visit we stopped at the lock and dam visitors center. A very friendly staff and nice displays. We spent about two hours watching barge traffic lock through which was very interesting. On the second...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank RetiredArmy1234567
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

This is a military installation based on an Island so it requires a special visitors pass to even get on the island. But don't let that discourage you, it's actually quite easily done. A quick stop at the gate will direct you to the nearby...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Corkysan
Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

We took in a tour offered by the Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation. A very impressive 51 room house completed in Italianate style. It was home to 38 commanding officers and their families starting in 1872 through 2006 when its use as a residence was discontinued...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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