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Russell Military Museum, Russell

(3.7/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web)
The Russell Military Museum is non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, restoring, and displaying military vehicles, equipment and History from the Civil War to the modern conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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TripAdvisor
  • This is a really a tale of two attractions. You start with the inside displays which include some great restored pieces of military history. Vehicles, guns, you name it. The outside is either a love i...  more »
  • We had called the day before to verify that Russell Military Museum was going to be open on Columbus Day and we spoke with the owner, Mark Sonday, who was very friendly on the phone and advised us tha...  more »
  • While I value the owner's apparent love for militaria, I was utterly shocked to see the state of many of the vehicles after paying $10 a person to get in and see the interesting inside museum and the ...  more »
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  • If you like military stuff and junkyards, check it out. If you like tanks, check it out. It's a little bit of a mess of mil leftovers. You can climb in and in a few big machines and helicopters, which is cool. Great for kids who are into vehicles and planes!
  • Easily one of the best hidden military gems in Illinois! If you're anywhere near the area and want to visit some of the old equipment you may have flown, ridden, or been near during your time in your branch of the military, this place is a great place to reminisce! Granted, some of the equipment has seen better days. But then again we all have seen better days! There is so much to see here you could easily spend hours looking over the different aircraft and land vehicles. They have also started a surplus store. This doesn't come up easily in the search results so be sure to give it a review after your done stopping by. And they do have an indoor museum is well. So what is still worth a stop even if the weather isn't the greatest. It really is an amazing place to see!
  • They have an A10 Warthog and an MI24 Hind. What more could you ask for?!? Lots of severely decrepit Hueys and other assorted stuff. Worth 10 bucks if you're into military stuff. Just go on a nice dry day, because most of the vehicles are outside in an unpaved lot.
  • Interesting Museum to spend an hour at. They have an nice mix of historical military items, planes and vehicles.
  • Took my son there. We both loved it. Humvee ride would be cool as well