The armory has a tremendous collection of military rifles and sidearms that will easily attract military or firearm enthusiasts. The National Park Service appears to have let the place get rundown to some extent, though. There are informational video kiosks, but they are old and don't meet expectations of today. If the NPS would put some money into the place, they could make it more interesting to the general public. Enthusiasts will be familiar with what they are looking at, but there isn't much to draw in the general public to get interested. That said, it is a free attraction and very close to other attractions in springfield (such as the Springfield museums and Dr. Seuss mem.) so it is worth a 45 minute look even for the non-enthusiast. Enthusiasts will be able to spend hours. There is a gift shop with toys and trinkets that are actually very unique and quite reasonably priced. Books are also sold that are geared toward enthusiasts and carry a higher price tag.
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