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First Division Museum at Cantigny

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Great exhibits but not well designed for seniors

The museum’s renovation is outstanding and the exhibits are thoughtful and well designed. What was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
meSGtwo
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Geneva, Illinois
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History at its best.

Evan as an old guy I enjoy climbing all over the tanks. I like a museum that make you part of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
plevin2017
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Lebanon, Ohio
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Museum with interactive exhibits on the trenches of WWI, the beaches of WWII and the rice paddies of Vietnam.
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1 S 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60187-6097
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+1 630-668-5185
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum’s renovation is outstanding and the exhibits are thoughtful and well designed. What was not so well designed, however, were the walkways through the exhibits. Sometimes the paths were fairly dark, narrow and/or had uneven paving which could be difficult for seniors to navigate....More

Thank meSGtwo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Evan as an old guy I enjoy climbing all over the tanks. I like a museum that make you part of the action verses looking at static objects. This does it through lights and sounds.

Thank plevin2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taught history of wars well with exhibits and movies. Kept cool and enjoyable to walk thru. Benches to watch short educational movies. Recreated war zones helped educate the kids

Thank barbkot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got lucky and found this museum when we were looking to spend some extra time in Chicago area. Right outside is a tank garden that kids will just love. Our kids loved climbing the different tanks and getting into their imagination. The museum is...More

Thank Tim T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've lived near and visited Cantigny many times and continue to enjoy the beauty of the grounds and the honor this museum does to our service men and women. It brings their experiences to vivid life, and is constantly being updated and improved. I've taken...More

Thank Cathy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum was a very p,ease to supprise. I took my brother there thinking he would like it but not expecting to find much of interest for me. Was I wrong. It is an amazing museum and if you are in the area go. Do...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

I did not meet the time for a tour, but I enjoyed reading all the background of WWI and the First Division (which Col. Mc Cormack fought in). For those who have limited knowledge about WWI, this is a great place to find out more....More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 28 May 2018

I am history buff and sometimes my wife isn't as enamored with the military museums as I am. However, on this occasion she was as impressed by the way the exhibits were presented as I was. This is one of the best military museums i...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Tank Park has tanks from WWI to the present, which you can even climb on. Inside 1st museum has been remodeled with a WWI trench experience, WWII Bastogne experience and a D-Day beach experience.

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 9 May 2018

We learned a lot going through the FIrst Division Museum. Mr. Richard, a volunteer was so helpful and informative. It took us about 90 minutes to go through. Will go again. Thank you.

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Franco,, thank you for the # i will contact them semper fi Travis
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Questions & Answers. I was trying to help with an answer. Daheya!
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