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First Division Museum at Cantigny

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We got lucky and found this museum when we were looking to spend some extra time in Chicago area... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Tim T
Beauty, history and fun activities in one place

I've lived near and visited Cantigny many times and continue to enjoy the beauty of the grounds and... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Cathy S
Wheaton, 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 25 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank acparla
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.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank trueil
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!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Cynthia D
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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