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Korean War National Museum

9 S Old State Capitol Plz, Springfield, IL 62701-1510
+1 217-523-7230
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Excellent free historical attraction

This was a fantastic hidden gem of an attraction which was free to enter. Easily found when... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Martin G
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St Ives, United Kingdom
Well Situated for a Visit

Located on the same block as the Lincoln law office, across the street from the old capitol... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
Randy L
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Dubuque, Iowa
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9 S Old State Capitol Plz, Springfield, IL 62701-1510
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fantastic hidden gem of an attraction which was free to enter. Easily found when strolling around Old State Capitol Plaza. There are loads of exhibits and we spent a good hour in here. We enjoyed chatting with receptionist/curator and were given a...More

Thank Martin G
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Located on the same block as the Lincoln law office, across the street from the old capitol building, and within an easy walk of all the Lincoln sites, the Museum has a wonderful location. The unique theme of the museum makes it especially interesting as...More

Thank Randy L
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

My grandpa was in the Korean War, but no one in our family really knows much about it. This was really interesting and great to see the historical pieces related to this war being preserved and presented with a really nice narrative. We spent about...More

Thank mowakey
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Walking around Springfield, we stumbled across this museum. The display is rather old-fashioned and may not hold the interest of little ones, but overall the exhibit was very informative. There were a few traditional Korean items and war memorabilia on display. Our little one thought...More

Thank Helen K
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good overview of the Korean War providing an all service view. Included videos and many still photographs.

Thank 2CandC
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The museum was very interesting. My dad fought in Korea and this was like rekindling his stories. I could see what my dad described years ago. It isn't talked about much but it is an important piece of US history. And this museum is well...More

1  Thank Bill72476
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I came across this little museum while walking around downtown and decided to investigate. The first surprise was that admission was free. While not a large museum, it held quite a bit of information. I can say I learned a lot about the Korean War,...More

Thank Christine R
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

My grandfather was in the Korean War this was a learning experience for me too get to see things that he saw and what he went through and to teach my son devalue the honor of life and respect for what the soldiers gave up.

Thank K6995GKsharont
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Did not know much about the war; this was a wonderful refresher and learning experience. Truly a forgotten war!

Thank Virgil1944
Reviewed 30 August 2016

My husband was in the Army, and stationed on the DMZ in Korea. It brought back a lot of memories for him. They had a full display of the clothes he used to wear, and he was able to show me (on a map), exactly...More

Thank NanaFradette
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