Wisconsin Veterans Museum is downtown at 30 W. Mifflin St. The museum is dedicated to the men and women of Wisconsin who served in America's conflicts from the Civil War to the present. The 19th Century Gallery houses exhibits recounting events of the Civil War and Spanish American War; it features a diorama dramatizing the Battle of Antietam. Visitors can use the Civil War database to look up service records of family members.
The 20th Century Gallery displays illustrate the Mexican Border Campaign, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Gulf Wars. Dioramas depict the Battle of the Bulge in Europe and jungle warfare in Papua New Guinea. A Sopwith Camel biplane from World War I, a P-51 Mustang from World War II and a Huey helicopter from the Vietnam War are suspended from the gallery ceiling. Visitors can also peer through a submarine periscope.