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“very good museum/great exhibits”

National Museum of the Marine Corps
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Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Triangle
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Owner description: THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED JAN 4-MARCH 31, 2016 DUE TO CONSTRUCTION. PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR UPDATES. The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a lasting tribute to U.S. Marines--past, present, and future. Situated on a 135-acre site adjacent to Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, and under the command of Marine Corps University, the Museum's soaring design evokes the image of the flag-raisers of Iwo Jima and beckons visitors to this 120,000-square-foot structure. World-class interactive exhibits using the most innovative technology surround visitors with irreplaceable artifacts and immerse them in the sights and sounds of Marines in action. Admission and parking are always free.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Durham, North Carolina
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“very good museum/great exhibits”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

This museum will keep a child's interest because of all the exhibits. The history loving adults will enjoy reading all the information. I like looking at the exhibits where my husband has to stop and read everything. We didn't find the layout that easy to follow and a few time found ourselves backtracking but we managed to see everything (I think). You will see the top-knot of the building from the highway long before you get there. At certain times of the day the sun on it can be blinding.

Visited April 2014
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Northern Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great Place to Visit!”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a wonderful musuem to visit for all ages. We plan a visit each summer to check it out. They also have some great outdoor concerts that are free with plenty of parking. We last visited in August 2013, but will be returning in July 2014.

Visited August 2013
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Davidson, North Carolina
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“Proud to be an American”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a special attraction. It highlights the key battles and individuals of the Corp and the men and women who wanted to be a Marine. Once a Marine always a Marine.

Visited July 2014
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Auburn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good free experience”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is not the best museum I've ever been to, but it is very good. There are a number of interactive exhibits which help you to experience the events as if you were there. It is organized in a such a way that you can focus on your interests and skip the rest. Excellent exhibits on the Making of a Marine, WW1 and WW2. The museum only covers up through Viet Nam. There are plans for an addition which will bring the museum up to date.

Visited July 2014
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Wilmington, Delaware
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“Forgive My Bias”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

My first trip to the National Museum of the Marine Corps was to witness my son's acceptance of his commission after graduation from Officer Candidate School at Marine Base Quantico. My second was a side trip right before his graduation from The Basic School at Camp Barrett. It's one of those places that allow you to learn something new every time you visit -- there is no "been there, done that" feeling that accompanies return trips. There is something for everyone, even those without a military background. The static displays are impressive to say the least. The architecture itself is worth a visit. If you have any interest in history, military or otherwise, or even if you're in the D.C. area with small, rambunctious children, you can easily spend a day here without being bored. Readily accessible for those who use wheelchairs.

Visited June 2014
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