Tag Archive: Military Museum

May 07

Vicksburg National Military Park: Vicksburg is the Key

Civil War Cannon

Vicksburg National Military Park commemorates one of the key battles of the American Civil War.  Vicksburg was the South’s last strong point along the Mississippi River and with its fall to the Union forces the United States once again had control of the Mississippi River splitting the south into two. The Siege of Vicksburg along …

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May 02

National World War II Museum: America’s Museum

Interactive Display

The National World War II Museum showcases the American experience during World War II.  Starting in1933 and culminating with the victory by the Allied forces the National World War II Museum tells the story of what was one of the most harrowing times in human history.  It is a very powerful museum that shows the …

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Jun 30

Pima Air and Space Museum: Aviation Nirvana

Flight Trainer

While on a recent trip to Arizona I got the chance to visit the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson which if you like planes than this is your nirvana. It was a really fascinating place, the museum is dedicated to the history of flight and houses one of the largest aircraft collections in …

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Mar 13

45th Infantry Museum – Oklahoma City

45th Infantry Divison

The 45th Infantry Museum is a great place to spend a few hours if you are in the Oklahoma City area.  First of all it is free so the price is right for everybody and provides a great learning experience for anybody interested in military history and is entertaining enough for those that are not.  …

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Sep 26

National World War I Museum: Kansas City

french Tank

The National World War I Museum in Kansas City is, without a doubt, the best history museum that Karen and I have ever been to.  Neither of us have ever been to the east coast so we cannot compare the ones that are out there, but this place just left us both speechless.   The museum did …

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Aug 11

Historic Fort Hays

Fort Hays Monument

Fort Hays was a western military fort that was created to protect the frontier.  The fort was in operation from 1865 to 1889 and was the one time home to some of the most famous regiments of the west.  For example, the 7th Cavalry, which was led by George Armstrong Custer and the 10th Cavalry, which …

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Jul 31

USS Missouri: Oahu

Kenny and Karen on the USS Missouri

The USS Missouri is an Iowa-class battleship that served the United States in three wars; World War II, the Korean War, and the Persian Gulf War.  It was commissioned on June 11, 1944 and took part in some of the most famous battles of the Pacific War like Iwo Jima and Okinawa.  It secured it’s …

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Jul 30

Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum

Hangar Space

Visiting the Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum is a good way to spend a few hours if you are ever in Denver, Colorado.  It is an excellent museum that Karen and I feel would entertain the whole family.  I could not see anybody getting bored there because there is so much to …

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Jun 27

U.S.S. Lexington: Corpus Christi

Flight Deck

U.S.S. Lexington, also known as The Blue Ghost, was launched on September 23, 1942 and decommissioned on November 26, 1991.  It served in several campaigns in the Pacific during World War II.  During the 1950’s The Blue Ghost served in the Pacific and then served as a training carrier on the east coast.  The Lexington …

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Jun 09

Combat Air Museum: Evolution of Air Combat

F-14 Tomcat

The Combat Air Museum of Topeka, Kansas is a very nice air museum.  Karen and I spent a couple of hours there one afternoon.  This military museum houses 33 aircraft that range from a WWI era replica of a Curtiss JN-4 Jenny, WWII era P-51D Mustang, and an F-14 Tomcat (that is the fighter jet that is …

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