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Friday, May 14, 2010

National Infantry Museum

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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.  DSC_2684 DSC_2685

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.  DSC_2689 DSC_2695 DSC_2696

It is a museum of people and not of things. It opens you to a real understanding of the American Infantry Soldier.

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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.DSC_2730

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.

8 comments:

  1. That museum sounds right up our alley, and I thank you for bringing it to our attention. Next time we're in GA we'll have to check it out. We love any IMAX theater!

    Have a great weekend.

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  2. The museum looks spectacular. Thank you for telling us about it!

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  3. Another addition to THE LIST, boy I hope we can see half of the things we have found on these blogs,it mind boggling, As usually your pictures tell a great story, Be safe out there, Sam & Donna.

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  4. Thanks for the tour. Enjoyed the picture. It's always a good thing when we honor our veterans.

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  5. Looks like a very interesting place... have to add it to our list too! Thanks!

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  6. Thanks so much for visiting the museum and writing such a nice blog entry about it! We are so proud of this incredible facility, which is supported by private contributions. Hope you'll visit again soon! Your pictures are great!

    Jane Bayer
    Associate Director of Development
    National Infantry Foundation

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  7. Beautiful photographs! Thanks for sharing this information with all of us about the museum. Very good post.

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