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“Cool place to drive through” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Virginia Military Institute

Virginia Military Institute
Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
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lower gwynedd, PA
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113 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Cool place to drive through”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

great place to drive through. Buildings are very unique. If you're in town it's worth a quick drive through. There's a museum, but I've not been there.

Visited October 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Don't miss the Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Whilst visiting the very impressive Institute and Grounds, don't miss the Museum. It is easily missed, sited as it is in the basement of the Chapel, but make the effort. There you will find a history of the Institute including the Civil War and stories of notable alumni who attended the Institute. But the prize must go to the comprehensive collection of antique firearms put together by Henry Stewart which chart the search for a succesful revolving cylinder gun.

Visited May 2013
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Lexington, Virginia
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188 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Very Nice Campus!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

VMI is an excellent institution. I love their time-honored military traditions and the excellent education they offer their students. The Marshall Museum is well worth the visit as are several of the older buildings and campus in general. The campus is very well kept and their parade grounds make you want to go home and replace your lawn. The Friday afternoon full-dress cadet parade is well worth watching. The 4th of July community festival and fireworks are on the parade grounds and are certainly worth the visit if you are in the area at that time.

Visited September 2013
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West Tennessee
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66 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“For the history buff, there is just something about it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Passing through on way to Gettysburg and stopped at VMI. Wow, it is so great. The grounds are so beautiful and drips of history, from the pre civil war barracks to the original 4 cannon, it is so worth the time. The small museum is great and full of items and free.

Visited September 2013
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Church Hill, Tennessee
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72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“nephew graduation 6/2013”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

always loved VMI, their cathedral is breath taking and VMI is with in walking distant to everything. Try to catch a ballgame while there if you can. Also plan to spend several hours there looking at everything.

Visited June 2013
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