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Russell Military Museum, Russell

Categories: Military Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.6/5 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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  • 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...  read 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 ...  read more »
  • This museum is small but it has loads of exhibits with the outside area full of helicopters in various states. It's very interesting and the people that that run it exude their enthusiasm so much so t...  read more »
  • 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!
  • Worst place I been seeing ever. Crazy not frendly stuff. No clean tracks to walk around dirty!!!! Avoid this place!!!!
  • This place is a real hidden gem! Possibly the biggest privately owned collection of military vehicles in the USA! Mostly US vehicles that span from WW2 to Desert storm, tanks, half tracks, at least 40 helicopters from Vietnam and desert storm era, F 15 Eagle and A-10 Thunderbolt, artillery pieces, and an excellent collection of various helmets and gear from WW1 to present! All that and some of the nicest and most interesting owners. A great place to spend the day if your interested in military history!
  • Took my son there. We both loved it. Humvee ride would be cool as well
  • Awe inspiring. My boys were fascinated and loved every minute of it.
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