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    Does anyone have any good history museums??
    Does not matter where.

    There is an awesome War museum in Ottawa, Canada.

    (Hitler's touring car in exhibit)
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    Re: Good Museums

    Originally posted by horatio_nelson
    Does anyone have any good history museums??
    Does not matter where.

    There is an awesome War museum in Ottawa, Canada.

    (Hitler's touring car in exhibit)
    Dakota Air Museum, Minot, ND
    Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit, MI
    Air Force Museum, Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH
    Fort Wayne, Detroit, MI
    Fort Michilimackinac, Mackinaw City, MI
    Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Whitefish Point, MI

    These are the ones I can remember immediately.
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    • #3
      Within a couple hours drive of my house in south GA there are many good museums. Here's a few I can remember off the top of my head:

      U.S. Army Infantry Museum- Fort Benning, GA
      U.S. Army Aviation Museum- Fort Rucker, AL
      Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum- Savannah, GA
      Air Museum- Robins AFB, GA
      National Naval Aviation Museum- NAS Pensacola, FL
      National Air Force Armaments Museum- Eglin AFB, FL
      Hunley Museum- Charleston, SC

      Those are all excently museums. I'd especially recommend the Infantry museum at Benning. Its probably one of the best I've ever been to.
      "Anything worth fighting for is worth fighting dirty for"
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      • #4
        In my area MD/DC/VA there are all of the great Smithsonian Museums including the new Air & Space Annex next to Dulles Airport.

        Also Highly recommended is the NRA Museum in Fairfax, Va. Firearms from all periods since 1500.
        Lance W.

        Peace through superior firepower.

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        • #5
          No one mentioned Aberdeen, MD?
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          • #6
            Re: Good Museums

            Originally posted by horatio_nelson
            Does anyone have any good history museums??
            Does not matter where.

            There is an awesome War museum in Ottawa, Canada.

            (Hitler's touring car in exhibit)
            Dunno if you are interested in UK stuff? I could point you in the direction of the ACG photo-tours for Bovington and Duxford that my friend Roach and I have written, but that would be shameless self-promotion, so I won't mention them.

            In addition to the above, the following are all in the UK and are on our "hit-list" for future articles:

            Yeovilton Air Museum.
            Hendon Air Museum.
            Portsmouth Naval Yard.
            Gosport Submarine Museum.
            Royal Artillery Museum - Woolwich.
            Fort Nelson - Artillery Collection.
            Imperial War Museum - Lambeth.

            There are bound to be others that I have forgotten. We're trying to do as many as we can, when we can fit them in.

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            • #7
              The Marine Corps has a small, but well done museum at Quantico, VA.

              Not big enough to make it a trip, but worth detouring if you are in the area.

              The Intrepid museum in New York City is pretty good, but touristy. Besides the carrier, there is a sub and a small cruiser or destroyer, not sure. Don't pay much attention to modern nomenclature for warships. Haven't been there since 9/11, so do not know what exhibits are currently available.
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              • #8
                Good museums.

                - Patton Museum, Ft Knox KY. Great museum of cavalry and armor.

                - Patton Museum, S California. A tribute to the man's life near where he trained.

                - Hungarian National Museum. A great museum in Budapest covering the history of Hungary. Lot's of good military stuff (and it beats the pants off the Hungarian Military Museum across town on Castle Hill). Dirt cheap to get in this one, once you get to Budapest.

                - National Tin Figure Museum, Kulmbach, Germany. The world's largest collection of military miniatures (features a full-scale replica of a Prussian corps in the attack in the F-P war and the world's largest diorama -- of the siege of Kulmbach in the middle ages). In the same castle is another museum which had an exhibit of Frederick the Great's army.

                - Ordnance Museum, Aberdeen MD. Already mentioned, and worthy of a full days' wandering around taking photos (and it's closer than Budapest ).

                - Ur, Iraq. Not a museum, but a 6k year old city dug out of the sand in the 1920s. Will be worth the visit when things get better, but not worth risking your life right now!

                - Babylon, Iraq. A partially reconstructed city from 605BC. See the photos in WTTA.

                More when I think of them.

                JS
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                • #9
                  Re: Re: Good Museums

                  Originally posted by Doctor Sinister
                  Dunno if you are interested in UK stuff? I could point you in the direction of the ACG photo-tours for Bovington and Duxford that my friend Roach and I have written, but that would be shameless self-promotion, so I won't mention them.

                  In addition to the above, the following are all in the UK and are on our "hit-list" for future articles:

                  Yeovilton Air Museum.
                  Hendon Air Museum.
                  Portsmouth Naval Yard.
                  Gosport Submarine Museum.
                  Royal Artillery Museum - Woolwich.
                  Fort Nelson - Artillery Collection.
                  Imperial War Museum - Lambeth.

                  There are bound to be others that I have forgotten. We're trying to do as many as we can, when we can fit them in.

                  Dr. S.
                  Thanks Doc.
                  Have heard many good things about Portsmouth and have it on my list whenever I get to the UK.

                  What about the Tower of London's Museum? I thought it was spectular!

                  JS
                  Barcsi János ispán vezérőrnagy
                  Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2003 & 2006


                  "Never pet a burning dog."

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                  • #10
                    Hey Doc

                    Isn't there a museum in London called the Black Museum and is open only to police officers?
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Iron Mike USMC
                      The Marine Corps has a small, but well done museum at Quantico, VA.

                      Not big enough to make it a trip, but worth detouring if you are in the area.

                      The Intrepid museum in New York City is pretty good, but touristy. Besides the carrier, there is a sub and a small cruiser or destroyer, not sure. Don't pay much attention to modern nomenclature for warships. Haven't been there since 9/11, so do not know what exhibits are currently available.
                      Well never had the pleasure of visiting a Naval Museum as such but I have stood on the bridge of the smallest Ocean going warship in the US Navy. That was back in the 80s when she visited Dublin.

                      Doubt very much if post 9/11 such things happen anymore!
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                      • #12
                        Evergreen Aviation Museum Is the closest one to me, it has the Spruce Goose in the Museum.
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                        • #13
                          Winfield Illinois (Western Chicago suburbs) - has a museum devoted to the 1st Infantry Division - I guess it is on the former estate of the McCormicks ( founders of the Chicago Tribune) -- called Cantigny (apparently the guy who owned the place was in the 1st ID in WWI ) ...

                          They have things from all of the wars there - I remember going there as a kid - they had maybe 10-20 WWII vehicles out there that you could climb all over - it was my first experience on a Sherman and a Dukw -- pretty cool for a kid used to swingsets and jungle gyms

                          And of course the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago itself - has the U-505 there.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by *********
                            And of course the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago itself - has the U-505 there.
                            That's it! I was trying to think of the name of that museum. I've been there a couple of times. It's worth the trip.

                            JS
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                            "Never pet a burning dog."

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                            • #15
                              Janos -- I cheated - used to be from that area ...

                              The used to have the USS Silversides doked at Navy Pier ( I beleive it is a Gato class sub) - at any rate - that one is over on the Michigan side of the lake now.


                              -Also some interesting places I went by but did not stop in ... am sorry to say)...


                              The Tillamook Air Museum -- in Tillamook Oregon --- off of Hiway 101 along the Coast almost directly West of Portland. Has a lot of WWII planes - some more modern ones -and is located in an old Navy Blimp Hangar --- which is huge.


                              Mobile Alabama - has the USS Alabama docked there - I think a sub, and also a destroyer - plus a few planes. (Actually there are all sorts of WWII realted things along the Gulf Coast area)... including the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans.

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