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Wisconsin Veterans Museum

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Address: 30 West Mifflin Street, Madison, WI 53703
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+1 608-267-1799
Today
09:00 - 16:30
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
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The Wisconsin Veterans Museum acknowledges, affirms, and commemorates the...

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum acknowledges, affirms, and commemorates the role of Wisconsin citizens from Civil War to present military history.

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A Tribute to Our Veterans

One of the best military museums we've encountered. The realistic displays will "take you there" with dioramas depicting conflicts from the Spanish American war up through... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 December 2016
Ron H
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Okawville, Illinois
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped in to this museum when I had some time on my hands. It is a small museum, focusing on Wisconsin Veterans' contributions to out defense. It is ordered chronologically starting with the civil war, and ending with the current war on terror, The exhibits are well done, colorful and very interesting. It's pretty small so you can go... More 

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Okawville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

One of the best military museums we've encountered. The realistic displays will "take you there" with dioramas depicting conflicts from the Spanish American war up through present day events. The museum is full of armaments, rifles, and equipment, along with audio and visual recordings. And don't forget to look up to see an actual Japanese Zero, a navy aircraft and... More 

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Muskego, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is a small enough museum to spend a short amount of time in and still learn things. I found a great-great-great uncle's name on the list of civil war soldiers which led me to do internet research on him and his brothers. I found out I had 3 relatives in the war and each had different stories to tell.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I was really impressed with many army devices there. there is a Helicopter simulacrum and other war stuffs. For those who would like to see some war gears, this is the place. It is free!

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Thank Juliana L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

It's really hard to complain about a free museum, especially one that is as nice as this! It's a relatively small museum that you can see in an hour or so. I thought it was very well done. The museum focuses on the veterans from Wisconsin but also gives a broader history as well. For free it's hard to go... More 

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West Drayton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is an excellent museum and free! A concise and extremely interesting set of displays, videos, and exhibits which explain USA involvement in wars from the Civil War right through to the war on terror. The staff were most helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The life-sized scenes, along with the recorded video of Wisconsin veterans' accounts of battle experiences, were powerful. Staff were helpful and the gift shop was above average...materials were not kitsch. Great location opposite the capitol.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum (which in September 2016 also offers a special exhibit of World War I posters) provides a manageably sized, well designed tour of Wisconsin residents’ role in the military, from the Civil War to the present day. Although the focus is on Wisconsin, it's a good overall look at U.S. military history for the past 150 years.

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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Marvelous little museum in he centre of Madison covering US forces from the Civil War to the present day. Lots of excellent exhibits with good write-ups and descritions on each of the conflicts shown

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Our family stopped here today as part of a day trip. Greg and ALL of the staff were helpful, informative and professional. It is obvious the staff care greatly for the museum and those who enter it's doors. The museum itself is free. It was clean and well maintained. The exhibits were educational and well done. There is a very... More 

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