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Virginia Military Institute

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Address: Letcher Ave., Lexington, Lexington, VA
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+1 540-464-7232

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Great B-Ball game!

We come for the VMI vs The Citadel game every year. Always fun! Very historical campus. So many things to learn and buildings to explore.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sullivan, Missouri
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Sullivan, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come for the VMI vs The Citadel game every year. Always fun! Very historical campus. So many things to learn and buildings to explore.

1 Thank Bunnymaw
Buena Vista, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

VMI offers some very good historic attractions, if you can call world class museums attractions. There is a full dress parade on Friday's at 3pm when Cadets are on Post. The George Marshall Library tells the mid-century story of the world. The VMI Cadet Museum tells a story that goes back before and including the Civil War. You'll have a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

VMI was already my son's # 1 choice but this Open House visit sealed the deal! From the moment you drive onto the campus...we were amazed and overwhelmed. You can literally feel the pride and uniqueness of VMI....it's in the air! The Keydets, the staff, the parents and the Alumni....OUTSTANDING! ! The icing on the cake was to see the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful historic campus which is well worth a visit. There is an excellent museum on the campus that I definitely recommend checking out if you are interested in Civil War history. There is a large collection of items that belonged to Stonewall Jackson, including his horse's hide and the jacket he was wearing when he was shot.... More 

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Morristown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Always a Great visit. Love History. Love museum. Love Matthew, Mark, Luke and John Cannons! The City of Lexington, VA can't erase the history that is in its town!! It is all be and well!

2 Thank labmc2017
Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We drove by the campus after dinner and decide to stop and walk around. We were impressed by the historic campus and enjoyed watching the cadets drilling and marching. It was a culture different than we are familiar with. Informational signs and monuments make for an interesting visit.

1 Thank TundraJayco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Being the holiday break when we visited we could only drive around the campus..OMG is it huge and so well designed. Fits perfectly with the mood of Lexington. I would love to see a few activities. Maybe next time. We live jusdt around the corner from West Point in NY...and VMI was equally impressive

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The school itself is a site to see. Incredible architecture and history in all of the buildings. There are multiple museums to visit and really good places to eat close by.

2 Thank Bhpston12
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

The history of VMI is apparent by just driving onto campus. The cadets walking the grounds and the buildings with the majestic mountains in the background made you feel the honor and pride all around. The VMI museum in the basement of the chapel is worth the visit. I'm only sorry there were no parades to see.

1 Thank Alnga6or
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to attend the citadel VMI game and spent the entire weekend on campus. Enjoyed the parade and tour of the campus before the game. Recommend the museum and visit to the chapel. Wish we had time to visit the marshal library but will save that for the next visit.

1 Thank jeffhoel

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