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“A Historic Adventure ”

First Division Museum at Cantigny
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in Wheaton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Museum with interactive exhibits on the trenches of WWI, the beaches of WWII and the rice paddies of Vietnam.
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 and video. We had three generations on the visit and everyone enjoyed themselves.

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 had to go through.

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 our Veterans have made. It's colorful and has lots of hands on activities for the children, but also so much for adults.

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 of WW I to the rice paddies of Vietnam.
We spent too much time and were not able to visit the second half of the museum showing the present and future of the first division.

Thank william f
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