Rock Island Arsenal Museum, Rock Island

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#3 of 13 in Things to do in Rock Island
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  • First, let me say that a visitor needs to stop by the visitor's center to get a pass onto the Rock Island (RI) Arsenal Army base. RI has a long history, going back into the early 1800s. It served as a...  more »
  • Interesting to see the evolution of the various types of weapons used by the US military. I totally enjoyed this museum. If you’ve served in the military or just interested in weapons this museum will...  more »
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  • Nice little museum on the Rock Island Army base. They have around a thousand guns neatly mounted on the walls. Each weapon is numbered and there are books to look up the specifications. I tried using Google Lens to look up stuff but it didn't work. I imagine at some point there will be a better interactive system for learning about the exhibits.
  • A very interesting museum of weaponry and military history of Rock Island. It doesn't take a long time for a quick overview but to do a thorough inspection allow more time to dig into the source materials. An interactive scavenger hunt is available for the kids. Your visitor pass is good for a year if you are able to spend more time in the area - the architecture alone is worth the visit.

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