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National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center

1775 Legacy Way, Columbus, GA 31903-3674
+1 706-685-5800
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This museum should be rated among the nation's best

Beautifully presented history of our military and the role they play in protecting our freedom... read more

Reviewed today
Betty W
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Columbus, Georgia
Wow...

Again, Wow... 6 wings devoted to the wars that have effected our nation. You can not see it all... read more

Reviewed yesterday
MowerMan
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Ruskin, Florida
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The National Infantry Museum emphasizes the values that define the Infantryman, as well as the nation he protects: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. It preserves and displays one of the greatest collections of military artifacts in the world, but it is a museum of people, not things. As a visitor, you will meet the Infantryman face to face and join him on his journey. You will come to understand why an Infantryman does what he does, why he puts himself in harm’s way in defense of an idea and you will leave transformed, just as the Infantry transforms the man into the Soldier. The 190,000-square-foot museum opened in June 2009 on a 200-acre tract of hardwoods and pines just outside the gates of the Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence.
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1775 Legacy Way, Columbus, GA 31903-3674
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Reviewed today

Beautifully presented history of our military and the role they play in protecting our freedom. Parts of the museum are so realistic you choke up with emotion and chill bumps appear. An experience not to be taken lightly and one every one should have. My...More

Thank Betty W
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Reviewed yesterday

Again, Wow... 6 wings devoted to the wars that have effected our nation. You can not see it all in one day if you really want to take in every worthy offering.

Thank MowerMan
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We brought a large group to tour the museum. We allowed two hours and it wasn’t nearly enough. This museum is excellent. There are numbers galleries to tour and a lot to take in. I am looking forward to going back to finish.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The National Infantry Museum is an absolute great destination. The displays, artifacts, presentation and overall experience is simply outstanding. The museum - which is free - is located outside the gates of Fort Benning so no special access requirements are needed. Be advised that you...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Displays, artifacts and information was top-notch. It was well worth the time and a must for history/war buffs. Children would enjoy it as well.

Thank Donnagay A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Infantry Museum is simply excellent. Covering the history of the US Army infantry from the Revolution to the Global War on Terror. Displays are both informative and interesting. The curator did an outstanding job. If you having even a passing interest in US military...More

Thank Patrick B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my latest trip to the museum. This was actually my third trip in the last 4 years. The museum houses some excellent exhibits and the addition of the Armor/Cavalry section (coincides with the relocation of those schools to Ft. Benning) are also...More

Thank charleswaltb
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just..... Wow!!! The modern infantry part on the top floor is interesting but then you go down stairs to a sort of underground area and you realize the extent of this place. There are galleries devoted to each war that infantrymen have fought in. We...More

Thank springlering
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum inside and out are outstanding for all ages. Very educational and emotional. Well done! Will visit again (this was our second time).

Thank Deb R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a good visit.....the greeter seemed to press to hard for donations to get in to the exhibit. The museum was nice but it did not meet our expectations.

Thank Bobu2980
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Fred W
11 July 2018|
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Response from rmacdougall | Reviewed this property |
The Hampton Inn Columbus/South-Fort Benning on S. Lumpkin is located less than a quarter mile from the front gate of Fort Benning & just a few minutes walk to the National Military Museum (closest & only within walking... More
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William R
WanderingBob2016 The Gulf of Tonkin incident was not false. Try studying history, rather than relying on leftist propaganda. There were WMDs in Iraq. See the 14 Oct 2014 New York Times article - U.S. Intelligence Documents on Chemical Weapons Found in Iraq. Typically, the Times refuses to acknowledge that the weapons found were not accounted for and weren't in the U.N.-sanctioned WMD depots. The Times never wants to acknowledge anything that supported the war. I helped the search for those weapons. They were there. You weren't, but they were. I was in ROTC during the late 70's. I was not allowed to wear my uniform on campus, unless we were in groups to avoid harassment and attack. As a kid, I saw the way leftists turned on our troops. They were disgusting. The war was lost in Vietnam due to a leftist Congress, not because of our troops efforts or the South Vietnamese themselves. If you have the guts, read Black April: The Fall of South Vietnam, 1973-75 by George Veith to understand why, I've read every book on the fall of the South, and it is without compare. There is no doubt that without our sacrifice to keep South Vietnam free for 10 more years, Southeast Asia would have fallen to the communists, and we probably would have seen a third World War. (You'd have to study history to know that.) McNamara quit because his plan of strategic bombing was shown to be a farce. He and Lemay were idiots. The war had to be won, as with all wars, the hard way, by infantry, supported by artillery, armor and air - combined arms. I'm glad your father and your son had the guts to serve. I've been to war several times and have lost many friends to war. I hate it far more than you do, since you never went, but I also know that it is often the only recourse for freedom and security.
28 May 2018|
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Response from Ronald D | Reviewed this property |
I posted a review @ the museum, which I feel everyone would find interesting and educational. I served 6 years in the Army Reserves. My brother served 13 months in Vietnam. Prior generations served in the military. My... More
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Daniel L
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Response from Cheryl L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely!
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