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First Division Museum at Cantigny

1 S 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60187-6097
+1 630-668-5185
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Great source of info on World War I (& beyond)

I did not meet the time for a tour, but I enjoyed reading all the background of WWI and the First... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robert W
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Park Ridge, Illinois
Wife loved it

I am history buff and sometimes my wife isn't as enamored with the military museums as I am... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Richard S
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Northbrook, Illinois
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Museum with interactive exhibits on the trenches of WWI, the beaches of WWII and the rice paddies of Vietnam.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“landing craft” (8 reviews)
“cantigny park” (19 reviews)
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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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"desert storm"
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"interactive displays"
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"great place to learn"
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"sensory experience"
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"my son loves"
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"battle scenes"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
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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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Reviewed 15 April 2018

There are events all summer long. Concerts,car shows, movies, Battle reenactments, boy/girl scouts events. Dog shows. The grounds are miles of trails for walkling with flowers and trees. The war museums are a must.

Thank acparla
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

The newly renovated and revamped museum is much more immersive, informative and inclusive. Enjoyed the new exhibits and the much more experience evocative focus.

Thank trueil
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This museum is wonderful - enlightening, inspirational, sobering and informative. The displays are so well done. Go, take your children and grandchildren, teach them the cost of our freedom as Americans. I highly recommend it! And only $5 for parking! Hello! What a deal!

Thank Cynthia D
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Museum has been reconfigured and is not a great deal different from the original. More interactive displays, but this could be a more interesting museum. O.K. for a rainy day visit.

Thank jacy2
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

While I enjoy history, I learned many things here that I did not know. Located on the grounds of Cantigny Park, this museum is dedicated to the First Infantry Division of the Army (The Big Red 1). It walks you through the Big Red 1...More

Thank James W
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite places to go in this area. It’s a well done museum that focuses on the Big Red 1. Worth a visit

Thank EnjoytheSilence44
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No dogs allowed.
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Franco,, thank you for the # i will contact them semper fi Travis
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