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First Division Museum at Cantigny

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Sobering & unforgettable -thank you!

What a wonderful museum recalling so many facts about people, places & events in WWI, WWII, Viet... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathy M
Huntley, Illinois
Great military museum

This museum is located within Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL; no admission, only a parking fee $5-$10... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chandler, Arizona
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Museum with interactive exhibits on the trenches of WWI, the beaches of WWII and the rice paddies of Vietnam.
1 S 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60187-6097
+1 630-668-5185
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful museum recalling so many facts about people, places & events in WWI, WWII, Viet Nam & Middle East. Since my Dad was in Germany in WWII, it was amazing to see so many events from that time. Our uncle was also at...More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is located within Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL; no admission, only a parking fee $5-$10 as you enter the park. The museum and tank park went through a renovation I believe last year; the grounds are beautiful to walk around and explore about...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cantigny really has something for everyone... the mansion and gardens are breathtaking, but the real highlight here is the 1st Division Museum and tank garden display. The museum has also recently undergone renovation and expansion to include modern military exhibits, while the Big Red 1...More

Thank Sharon J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This interactive museum has re-opened with updated displays and experiences. As with all that Cantigny has to offer - the gardens, the McCormick mansion tour, the Sunday outdoor concerts, the idea garden and greenhouse, visitor center and gift shop - all is free after paying...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My kids loved this place the tanks you can climb on, feeling the war zone, and it gotten better over the yeare

Thank momwendy777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a high quality museum dedicated to the history of WWI through Desert Storm. Memorabilia, artifacts, displays, videos, make for a captivating visit to this museum. The grounds are lovely with beautiful landscaping and several military tanks dotting the landscape. Kids enjoy climbing on...More

1  Thank Fjorz
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This museum has something for everyone. One side takes you through the wars that the 1st Division fought in, artifacts and timelines, but what was really amazing was that it immersed you in the life like surroundings of each war. From the trenches of WWI,...More

Thank TravelBuddy0406
Reviewed 6 August 2018

A good display of memorabilia of several wars. From World War I to Desert Storm. Located on the Cantigny Park grounds, and includes a display of several tanks of the different wars. You can climb on them!

Thank Nora K
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

I went with my homeschool group and it was awesome! They allowed and encouraged the kids to get on the tanks. The veterans that worked there were very friendly and engaging with the students and willing to tell stories about the pass.

Thank 1CeoMom
Reviewed 29 July 2018

This museum is unbelievable! If you are into history, architecture and beauty this is the place. I visited Cantigny as a kid decades ago and I was amazed at all the improvements that have been made. The museum, McCormick mansion and grounds and beautiful gardens...More

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Doug K
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Response from plevin2017 | Reviewed this property |
I could spend all day.
Steve R
19 May 2018|
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No dogs allowed.
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Franco,, thank you for the # i will contact them semper fi Travis