Illinois State Military Museum, Springfield

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  • The Illinois State Military Museum has an excellent collection of military history exhibits spanning the period from colonial America to the present day. They have many military items that are not fou...  more »
  • We went during a display of military vehicles and equipment outdoors and then were pleasantly surprised by the museum itself. The old armory is a beautifully restored structure and the displays were n...  more »
  • It is evident upon entry that the museum has taken great care to provide accurate descriptions and interpretation to their collections. They have given special attention to WWI throught the building t...  more »
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  • Hidden gem of the museums in Springfield. I toured with a school group and got the deluxe tour with living historians, but any visitor can appreciate the unbelievable artifacts from decades and campaigns. I would recommend this to anyone​ interested in Illinois' involvement in war.
  • Very cool chronology of war with uniforms, weapons, maps and more on display. Outside, there are some planes, helicopters, howitzers.
  • Children LOVE the museum. If you either love history of weapons and wars, or your children have an odd fascination with weaponry, this is a good place for you.
  • Well done displays. Nice people there.
  • Small museum with interesting stuff. Santa Annas leg is put away.

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In Springfield, you have two primary options: downtown and the commercial district in the southeast part of town near the highway. Downtown offers a handful of charming inns and bed and breakfasts, plus a few locally owned hotels in a neighborhood of historical buildings that contains numerous Lincoln-related sites. The national chain hotels to the southeast near the highway cater to travelers; they offer clean and comfortable rooms at competitive prices.
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