Yesterday Gerri & I went to the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center in Columbus, Georgia. It is located where Columbus and Fort Benning meet. www.nationalinfantrymuseum.com This is the first world class museum to pay tribute to the US Army Infantryman; it opened June 19, 2009. It is a massive building with an incredible amount of exhibits and displays to see.
The museum follows the history of the infantry from colonial times to the present through a series of era related galleries and exhibits. There are era rooms that you walk through looking at life-size displays and artifacts of that war-time.
It is a museum of people and not of things. It opens you to a real understanding of the American Infantry Soldier.
I cannot express how incredible this museum is. We both were in awe from the minute we went in and still are as I write this blog entry about it. The infantry soldier is an incredible soldier, and we learned a lot of the training that goes on for and with them. After we saw most of the displays, we walked into the IMAX Theater and saw a 40 minute showing of Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West. The screen is 5 stories tall and 70 feet wide. We were there for about 4 hours and still did not see all there was to see. I sense another trip there to complete the tour.
If you are in the area or passing nearby, I cannot encourage you enough to stop and spend a day here. It will be well worth it and you will not be disappointed.