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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 is worth the trip. There is a lot to see. They have different events that cater to the... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
couponlady0537
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An incredible experience

This is one of the best museums to visit if you enjoy military museums. We could have easily spent... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
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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 25 June 2018 via mobile

This museum is worth the trip. There is a lot to see. They have different events that cater to the community.

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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best museums to visit if you enjoy military museums. We could have easily spent 4 hours there. The initial walkway through different displays of war tableaux is incredible with sound effects and that is just the beginning. There are also...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

A beautifully designed & impressive museum, inside & outside, whether you’re a history buff or just looking to spend time w/family & friends. Give yourself at least a few hours - it’s large & full of interesting artifacts, detailed stories & films, amazing displays &...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The NIM is great way to spend time with family and Friends. My 9 year old enjoys going and checking everything out. He really enjoys the IMAX movies. Friends from out of town enjoy seeing different eras of the Infantry. I particularly enjoy the "last...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is a requirement if you want a visual experience like non other. The sections are very well placed for a very historical background and education in time. A beutiful museum, well organized, but you must spend several hours to really capture the experience. And...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Excellent museum with a well laid out displays. For the History buff there are few better places if your in the area. With all walk thru exhibits, gift shoppe, movie theater and restaurant it has a little bit for even the non history buffs.

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

I've been here twice and still haven't seen everything. This place is huge! It is also well thought out and beautifully maintained. I will visit again and try to see more of movies. The Fife and Drum restaurant upstairs was also a wonderful find. The...More

Thank Wendy V
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

We visited twice and still did not see everything inside, much less all the areas to visit on the outer grounds. Its amazing how big this place is.

Thank Scott S
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

No visit here would be the same with this stop. It is very humbling as you walk the halls and see the sacrifices made by men and women though the years to provide our freedoms. It is overwhelming and will make you instantly use google...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

The National Infantry Museum is a stately, large museum with a complete history of the United States Army soldier. Respectfully laid out to show the heroism and challenges of our soldiers. Definitely educational and a must see for those interested in Army history. Admission is...More

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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.
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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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Yes, definitely!
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