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First Division Museum at Cantigny

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This museum is part of Cantigny Park but deserves it's own review. It is a well done and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New Port Richey, Florida
A good visit for any age

The museum is well done and can be a good experience for any age. Young children find it fun to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Patricia T
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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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 2 days ago

Have been going here for many years while the kids were growing up. I know they have to keep up with the competition, but it's too bad that they took out a beautiful fountain a few years back and installed a splash pad. It kind...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is part of Cantigny Park but deserves it's own review. It is a well done and respectful view of the first division's role in our major wars. You also get to climb on real tanks if you can.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is well done and can be a good experience for any age. Young children find it fun to walk thru the “trenches” and interact with some displays. Afterward their is tanks o crawl on and lovely grounds and gardens to view. A day...More

Thank Patricia T
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

Thank Jroset
Reviewed 28 August 2018

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

1  Thank Sharon J
Reviewed 28 August 2018

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

1  Thank Jane C
Reviewed 27 August 2018

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

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Reviewed 23 August 2018

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

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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