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Old 12-19-2012, 10:12 AM   #1
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Some you might check out if their subjects interest you. In South Bend, IN you can visit the Studebaker museum. In Auburn, IN you can visit the Auburn-Cord-Deusenberg museum. Both car museums are in their former factories. In Elkhart, IN you can visit the RV museum. Other possibilities are the Wright-Patterson air museum in Dayton, OH, the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, MI, The missile silo in Green Valley, AZ, and the list is endless. I expect there may be many additions to my starter list.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:21 AM   #2
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I'd like to see all those. Several times we have been to the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, right along I95 at Pooler GA, near Savannah. My father was in the Eighth, flew as a B 17 navigator. Didn't stop yet this year, maybe on the way back home. Last time I was there they were restoring a B 17.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:40 AM   #3
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If you are in Alberta, Canada, you should check out the Reynolds museum. Mr Reynolds collected cars and aircraft and restored them. They offer rides in the cars as well.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:21 AM   #4
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The Petersen Auto Museum, for the first time, is offering behind the scenes From Saturday, December 15 through Sunday, January 6
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:41 AM   #5
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In Kokomo, IND. the Elwood Haynes (car maker and inventor of Stellite) Museum and the Automotive Heritage Museum. I haven't seen the 110-car collection of the Heritage Museum but the tiny Elwood Haynes collection, housed in his former home, is worth a visit by those with an interest in the early automotive industry.

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Another one worth seeing: Glenn Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport NY. Curtiss aircraft and motorcycles.

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Old 12-19-2012, 11:50 AM   #7
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U.S. Army Ordnance Museum, Aberdeen MD. Tanks and tracked vehicles. They don't let you climb on the tanks anymore but still memorable and the indoor exhibits are a trip down memory lane for GIs and devotees of militaria.

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You can spend a whole day at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI. And, next door is Greenfield Village, with Thomas Edison's Lab, the Wright Bros bicycle shop, Firestone's home, a steam powered train and Model T rides plus many other historical homes from that era.
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I've been to the Titan Museum in Green Valley AZ. I would recommend it. It's must for Ham Radio operators that can make it there. There's a huge antenna that Ham Radio operators can use.
There's another that we plan on going to in Phoenix, AZ. The musical Instrument museum. From what I've heard you get an IPod so you can listen to the instrument you're looking when you're looking at it.

There are tons of small museums around. Henderson, NV regional. Neon Bone Yard, Las Vegas, Car Museums in Las Vegas and Laughlin, NV. Borax museum in Boron, CA. One in Deming NM surprises you with it's apparent size from the outside and how big it is inside.

Many many small towns have museums. I could probably list a hundred without needing to look anything up. Advice, where ever you go, look for the local museum, there's probably one around.
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There's two George Patton Museums. One was in Kentucky, which I think they moved it since I was there about 15 years ago. The other is at Chiriaco Summit, CA, where Patton and his troops trained.
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. . . but never assume anything about hours of operation of a small one-man band, even with a brochure or internet listing. Call ahead to confrim that they're up and running before going out of your way.

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There are many I can think of but for this forum I'd mention the RV Hall of Fame in Elkhart Indiana. A huge (and growing) eclectic collection of RVs dating from the early 1900s to the mid 1980s.

Wait, come to think of it, I don't think there was an example of a fiberglass towable in the collection. Oh well, everything else is there.

Give yourself half a day - at least
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How about the museum in Willow Creek, Humboldt County, CA? That museum not only houses items from the pioneering past, but they have a separate building for BIGFOOT!!!!!!!!!! Oh my, lots of interest in him, I think.
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Hudson Essex Terraplane Museum in Shipshewanee Ind.
Bruce Weiner's Microcar Museum in Madison GA.
Mississippi River Museum in Dubuque IA. ( A MUST SEE!)
Rock Island Armory (IL) (guns and more guns, some like you've never seen!)
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