Security Requirements

Rock Island Arsenal is an active military installation. All visitors must enter through the Moline (Illinois) gate. Visitors who do not have an approved Department of Defense identification card and are 18 years old or older must obtain a visitor pass at the Visitor Control Center.

Visitor Control Center hours are Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. If the Visitor Control Center is closed, visitor passes are issued at the Moline gate.

Foreign Nationals are not allowed access, unless visiting Rock Island Arsenal for Official Business.

To obtain a visitor pass, visitors will need a driver's license, state-issued identification card, or passport. Residents of Minnesota, Missouri, and Washington states will need one form of additional documentation to use with their driver's license or state-issued identification card. Additional acceptable documentation includes social security card or vehicle registration with name and address.

For a complete list of alternate acceptable forms of identification, visit the Rock Island Arsenal Garrison website. http://www.usagria.army.mil/
AccessRequests/RealID.aspx

All visitors must complete a criminal records background check processed through the National Crime Information Center - Interstate Identification Index (NCIC-III).

Getting Here


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To locate the entrance to the Moline (Illinois) ramp via GPS, use 1629 River Drive, Moline, IL 61265.


 

 

From I-74 in Iowa: Crossing into Illinois, use Exit 1 (River Drive). Turn left onto River Drive. Turn right onto 16th Street which is the ramp/bridge onto Arsenal Island. Stop at Visitor Control Center for credential to present at the Moline Gate. Beyond the gate, you will be on Rodman Avenue for 1-1/2 miles. Turn right onto Gillespie Street. Building 60 will be on your right. Turn right onto North Avenue. The museum's entrance is at the back of the building and faces north.

From I-74 in Illinois: Use Exit 2 (7th Avenue). Turn left onto 7th Avenue (west). Make a quick right onto 19th Street. Turn left onto River Drive. Turn right onto 16th Street which is the ramp/bridge onto Arsenal Island. Stop at Visitor Control Center for credential to present at the Moline Gate. Beyond the gate, you will be on Rodman Avenue for 1-1/2 miles. Turn right onto Gillespie Street. Building 60 will be on your right. Turn right onto North Avenue. The museum's entrance is at the back of the building and faces north.

From 1-80 in Iowa: Merge onto I-74 via Exit 298 toward Peoria (crossing into Illinois). Use Exit 1 (River Drive). Turn left onto River Drive. Turn right onto 16th Street which is the ramp/bridge onto Arsenal Island. Stop at Visitor Control Center for credential to present at the Moline Gate. Beyond the gate, you will be on Rodman Avenue for 1-1/2 miles. Turn right onto Gillespie Street. Building 60 will be on your right. Turn right onto North Avenue. The museum's entrance is at the back of the building and faces north.

From 1-80 in Illinois: Merge onto I-280 W/I-74 W. Merge onto I-74 W/US-6 W via Exit 5A toward Moline. Use Exit 2 (7th Avenue). Turn left onto 7th Avenue (west). Make a quick right onto 19th Street. Turn left onto River Drive. Turn right onto 16th Street which is the ramp/bridge onto Arsenal Island. Stop at Visitor Control Center for credential to present at the Moline Gate. Beyond the gate, you will be on Rodman Avenue for 1-1/2 miles. Turn right onto Gillespie Street. Building 60 will be on your right. Turn right onto North Avenue. The museum's entrance is at the back of the building and faces north.

From 1-88 in Illinois: From I-88 stay straight to go onto IL-92 W/IL-5 W. Continue to follow IL-5 W. Merge onto I-74 W/US-6 W. Use Exit 2 (7th Avenue). Turn left onto 7th Avenue (west). Make a quick right onto 19th Street. Turn left onto River Drive. Turn right onto 16th Street which is the ramp/bridge onto Arsenal Island. Stop at Visitor Control Center for credential to present at the Moline Gate. Beyond the gate, you will be on Rodman Avenue for 1-1/2 miles. Turn right onto Gillespie Street. Building 60 will be on your right. Turn right onto North Avenue. The museum's entrance is at the back of the building and faces north.

From I-280 in Illinois: From I-280 East toward Chicago, merge onto I-74W/US-6W toward Moline. Use Exit 2 (7th Avenue). Turn left onto 7th Avenue (west). Make a quick right onto 19th Street. Turn left onto River Drive. Turn right onto 16th Street which is the ramp/bridge onto Arsenal Island. Stop at Visitor Control Center for credential to present at the Moline Gate. Beyond the gate, you will be on Rodman Avenue for 1-1/2 miles. Turn right onto Gillespie Street. Building 60 will be on your right. Turn right onto North Avenue. The museum's entrance is at the back of the building and faces north.

From I-92 in Illinois: Travel East on I-92/Centennial Expressway to I-280 East toward Chicago. Merge onto I-74W/US-6W toward Moline. Use Exit 2 (7th Avenue). Turn left onto 7th Avenue (west). Make a quick right onto 19th Street. Turn left onto River Drive. Turn right onto 16th Street which is the ramp/bridge onto Arsenal Island. Stop at Visitor Control Center for credential to present at the Moline Gate. Beyond the gate, you will be on Rodman Avenue for 1-1/2 miles. Turn right onto Gillespie Street. Building 60 will be on your right. Turn right onto North Avenue. The museum's entrance is at the back of the building and faces north.