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Directions and Arsenal Access

The Rock Island Arsenal Museum is located at 1 Rock Island Arsenal, Building 60, 3500 North Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois 61299 (Google Map). The museum is accessible via the Moline Gate.

Access to Rock Island Arsenal
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 Moline Gate Visitor Center.

Visitors are welcome at Rock Island Arsenal. A visitor pass is required to enter Rock Island Arsenal. A pass can be obtained at the Visitor Control Center. To obtain a pass, visitors must:
1. Visit the Visitor Control Center located at 23 Prospect Drive, Moline, Illinois 61265 (Google Map)
2. Present a valid state identification card, driver’s license or valid US Passport. (Please call ahead if your ID was issued by Minnesota, Missouri, or Washington State, as a second form of identification may be necessary).
3. Complete a favorable criminal background check. This is completed at the Visitor Control Center.
The Visitor Control Center is open Monday through Friday from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

All vehicles and persons are subject to search and privately owned weapons are not allowed.

Foreign Nationals are not allowed access unless visiting Rock Island Arsenal for official business.

To contact the Visitor Control Center, call 309-782-0485, 309-782-0484 or 309-782-1337 or email at