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Rock Island Arsenal Museum, Rock Island
(4.4/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
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  • A great way to increase your knowledge of the Civil War and what part the Rock Island Arsenal played during that time period. 
  • For historians, especially gun-lovers, a stroll through the Rock Island Arsenal Museum is like dying and going to heaven. Opened to the public in 1905, it is the second oldest U.S. Army museum, next t...  more »
  • This is an historic installation. The museum is great and the outdoor exhibits of artillery, rockets, transporters etc. is really informative. 
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  • Excellent museum with a trove of information and artifacts. Only hesitation with giving it 5-stars is due to the amount of effort required to visit. Being an actively military site though, I can understand the precaution.
  • A must see hidden gem. The firearm collection is amazing. Visit before it's gone!
  • It's small, but as a veteran I could spend hours there just looking at the firearms displays and reading the history. As a side note, the two cemeteries are right along the main road and well worth walking through and paying respect to the fallen.
  • If you love military history Go Here. If you LOVE guns Go Here. They have thousands of guns on display both military and private. This is an awesome museum.
  • Not the best maintained museum I've been in but a *unique* collection, well worth the trip.