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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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A Historic Adventure

A hidden gem in the western suburbs! Such a respectful display for our military in an educational... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
tom h
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Wheaton, Illinois
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Military History for the Family

The Big Red 1 museum was recently redone and it is excellent. I only got to the section that... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
RandyRussell
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Naperville
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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” (9 reviews)
“cantigny park” (20 reviews)
“world war” (13 reviews)
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1 S 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60187-6097
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

A hidden gem in the western suburbs! Such a respectful display for our military in an educational fashion! A must see! Everyone we have taken there has loved it!

Thank tom h
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The Big Red 1 museum was recently redone and it is excellent. I only got to the section that included WW I, WW II, and Viet Nam. There is another section on the more recent campaigns that I will visit soon. Excellent artifacts, written materials...More

Thank RandyRussell
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

My son loves going to this museum. He would go at least once a month if he could, when he was younger. Age 5 to 8 years old. I think it is very well done and makes you feel a little of what our soldiers...More

Thank Erica R
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is a one of a kind museum. A great way to learn about WWI , and the unique contributions of the brave men and women of the Big Red One. But the museum is so much more, it really showcases the contributions all of...More

Thank WinfieldRDH
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

This museum is located on the grounds of Cantigny Park the summer home of Robert McCormick who served with the First Division in WW I. Outside the museum are several tanks from WW I to present. A self guided tour takes you from the trenches...More

Thank william f
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

I have been visiting Cantigny Park and the First Division Museum since I was a little kid. I must say the newest renovations and updates have made it even greater ! The interactive exhibits are fantastic. If you want to learn some inside stories about...More

Thank Daniel M
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

This museum recently reopened after major renovations, we did not see the museum prior to the renovations, so can't comment on improvements, but this museum far exceeded our expectations. We spent several hours exploring and reading, very impressive.

Thank 1818Dee1818
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Although the U.S. Army has used divisions as a fundamental combat organization since the Revolution, they were not permanent formations with a continuing lineage and honors until the First Expeditionary Divison, later the 1st Infantry Division, was assembled from Army units from around the United...More

Thank interceptpubs
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This museum is wonderful. My kids (12,14) were amazed at the WWII walk-through as well as the virtual reality of modern warfare. Check out this old museum now updated. Beautiful location within Cantigny for walks and a phenomenal museum. Way to go Cantigny.

Thank Margie F
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

We really enjoyed visiting this museum, and all the tanks you can see on the lush grounds surrounding this museum. And of course the beautiful gardens and mansion. The inside of the museum is divided into 2 parts. After walking the grounds and touring the...More

Thank Colleen E
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