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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
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09:00 - 16:30
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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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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Wisconsin Veterans Museum Is Worth A Visit, For Sure.

This small well done museum traces the service of Wisconsin's Veterans through their involvement from the War Between the States to the modern era. It's is located in the heart of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Wisconsin
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This small well done museum traces the service of Wisconsin's Veterans through their involvement from the War Between the States to the modern era. It's is located in the heart of Madison right on Capitol Square and has free admission. It's worth your time to stop in and go through the exhibits. There is a small museum shop off the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great exhibits with very detailed dioramas and great artifacts. My only disappointment was the Cold War exhibit... Be sure to check out the capital periscope!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this museum as a child and it always stuck in my mind as someplace that I loved. I then re-visited as an adult and it was just as amazing as I remembered. Not only is the museum free, but it has many different areas - honoring American Veterans past, present and future. It is situated right on the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
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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