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Rock Island Arsenal

1 Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL 61299
+1 309-782-4420
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Quarters One Tour

We took in a tour offered by the Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation. A very impressive 51 room... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MMM_and_MPM
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Bettendorf, Iowa
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Great time

Additional info on the M65 280mm Atomic Cannon It is known as the M65 280mm which carried the W9... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
Bruce L
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, America's largest government-owned arsenal is located on a 946-acre island in the Mississippi River.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL 61299
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took in a tour offered by the Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation. A very impressive 51 room house completed in Italianate style. It was home to 38 commanding officers and their families starting in 1872 through 2006 when its use as a residence was discontinued...More

Thank MMM_and_MPM
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Additional info on the M65 280mm Atomic Cannon It is known as the M65 280mm which carried the W9 warhead a 15 kiloton shell. This is one of seven remain atomic cannons around the country out of 20 that were built. They are located 1....More

Thank Bruce L
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Anyone who has ever been on a military base before, will find that this is no exception. Pretty grounds up and down along the Mississippi River. However, at the end of the day, nothing much to see... It is in the middle of no where...More

2  Thank Curtez151
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We drove through on Memorial Day weekend. They were only allowing persons to see the cemetery without a pass, so we had to go to the visitor's center and register before a pass was granted to us to see the other parts of the arsenal....More

Thank travel-lady2270
Reviewed 28 May 2017

My first time at the Arsenal. Volunteering at the USO. The grounds are beautiful and a very peaceful place. Very friendly people.

Thank Sylvia R
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I visited the national cemetery. If you are looking for a relative, go to the website Find a Grave first. Then, go to the Rock Island Cemetery website to get the plot map. It is very well maintained.

Thank sck007
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This is where my family is buried, as all have served since the Civil War. This will be my eternal resting place too someday. My grandfather, Waldo Goetsch, was it's Superintendent. There is a beautiful Confederate Cemetary to honor the PWO's who died here in...More

Thank Malachi
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Everything about this place said stay away!!! Had to go through a certain gate because no one in our party had any military affiliations. Then we had to drive around the base another 7-10 miles to go through visitor center. Went we got inside the...More

1  Thank EMBall
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Getting to see the museum is not difficult but it is time consuming. You must enter at the Moline gate. The process can take 10 minutes per person but during business hours there may be a line. A picture ID is required. Once on the...More

2  Thank Charles W
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I have bought a golf pass at the Arsenal for the last 5 years it is a great place to play golf and the employees are just great. The have a great deal on the golf pass this year get there early and sign up...More

Thank rthornton3
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