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Virginia Military Institute
Ranked #1 of 27 things to do in Lexington
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

The meeting facility was nice, but the sprayed used in the restroom literally made me ill, it was way too strong and gave me a slight migraine.

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Reviewed February 13, 2014

Virginia Military Institute is a nice historical stop full of Civili War and Virginia history. Tours are conducted only at noon Monday through Friday by a cadet from the Institute and only during the school year. It lasts about an hour. A small monetary donation is suggested. The tour was interesting and informative. I was surprised at the amount of history and the military leaders who schooled there.

We arrived early and took in the small museum on post. The memorabilia and descriptions are surprising for a small display. I was most amazed to see the jacket Stonewall Jackson wore when he suffered his mortal wound! If you are interested in history, you will find this stop worth your time. The campus is interesting, too. The style is unique in that it is styled more toward a military look than a typical college campus.

The town of Lexington is quaint and makes for a pleasant afternoon walk. While you are there, you can easily take in the Chapel at Washington and Lee and the Stonewall Jackson House for a little more history.

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Reviewed December 2, 2013

Many people overlook the historic contributions VMI has made and some of the leaders who have come through its ranks. The free guided tour can open your eyes to lots of interesting facts and make history come alive.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

A small State University that sports a ton of history...The VMI Museum and the Marshall Museum are both worth a visit. Excellent memorabilia and hhistorical explanations. The campus alone is awesome too. On most Fridays during the school year - weather permitting - get to the Drill Field for the Cadet Parade, its a great VMI Tradition. Check first to be sure it will be put on the Friday you are there.

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Visited for a football game, which apparently is really popular. Parking is very difficult and hard to find. We were very impressed with the facilities and friendly people. The Lee Highway (US 11) actually runs between the campus and the football field. The campus is large and beautiful. Built on a hill (lots and lots and lot of steps if you want to see the parade field and museums). We loved the old historic town of Lexington and the friendly people. The Lee Chapel and Museum on the grounds of adjoining Washington and Lee University should not to be missed. What a great place to visit in the mountains of Virginia - so much history there!

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