First Division Museum at Cantigny, Wheaton

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  • By far one of the best military museums I have visited. The tank displays outside the museum were exceptional with equipment from WWI to present day. The museum tour itself was equally great and...  more »
  • The tanks outside were incredible to get up close to. My husband and son are huge military buffs and were impressed to see the tanks on display outside on the grounds. I myself tagged along but was...  more »
  • As a retired Army soldier I have visited many military museums. This one to visit if you are interested in military infantry history. Very good display on WWI and Vietnam. (They even had a display where I was stationed in Germany.) Excellent display outside of armored vehicles. The grounds are quite nice and would make a nice picnic place. I really enjoyed the simulated ride in a Bradly Armored Personnel Vehicle that showed a 3 sided video view of a critical battle during the first gulf war. One hour is not enough. If you really wanted to carefully see everything it would take 3 hours.
  • If you're in the area, check out 1ID's museum. It masterfully retells the incredible history of the 1st Infantry Division through interactive video kiosks, posters, pictures, a virtual helicopter ride, plus actual equipment, weapons and uniforms from various conflicts all over the world. The museum is in a park; there's a food stand/concession if you need snacks and clean restrooms if you need to go #1 or #2. AND it has a great collection of REAL tanks that makes for a stupendous photo op! Parking is $10.00.

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