Do you live or are visiting the Chicago area in the state of Illinois? Do you a student, teacher, or just and ordinary person want to learn more about the Vietnam War? Are you interested in art and history and enjoy going to museums a lot? If you said yes to any of those question above you need to check out the National Vietnam Veterans Museum in Chicago.The National Vietnam Veterans Museum is located on 1801 Indian Avenue in Chicago, Illinois and their contact number is 312-326-0270. The cost to get into the museum is seven dollars for students of all ages and ten dollars for everyone else. The hour the museum is open is between 11 am to 6 pm Tuesday through Friday and 10 am to 5 pm on Saturdays, but they are closed on Sundays.
The National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum is filled with history. The walls of this museum are covered in beautiful Vietnam art, pictures, and photos where you can learn about what the Vietnam War was and the people who served and fought in the war. One of the must see exhibits at this museum is a room where the ceiling is filled with hanging dog tags with peoples names and ages on them of the people who served in the Vietnam War and as the wind and air blow through the room you can here all the dog tags clinging and chiming together as if dozens of wind chimes were hung around the room. It truly is an amazing site to see.
However the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum isn't just a place to learn and remember all the people who served and died in the Vietnam War, but a place where artist gather who served in the Vietnam War to display their views of the War they saw by creating and displaying their art work. These Vietnam soldiers and artist on occasions will be in the museum itself to share their own personal stories about their own experiences in the Vietnam War, which is an excellent way for those of you who want to learn more about the war yourself.
Other things in the museum are a gift shop and a café. The café is a small little place to grab a small drink or bite to eat if you get hungry during your visit to the Vietnam Museum; however the food is a bit pricey. The gift shop is an awesome place to buy T-shirts, hats, post cards, memorabilia, and other fun items that say The Vietnam Veterans Art Museum in Chicago, IL. The little shop also has a section where they sell art work and dog tags. It's defiantly a fun little shop to get something neat to remember your trip to the Vietnam museum.
So if you are ever looking for a great place in Chicago, IL to see a lot of art, learn a bunch of history, and remember the people who served in the Vietnam War, the Vietnam Veterans Art Museum is the place for you to go and visit. If you would like more information of this awesome museum in Chicago just check out their website attached to my article and it will explain something I might have not. I hope you all enjoy a wonderful time at the National Vietnam War Art Museum in Chicago.