National Museum of Military Vehicles

Combat Vehicles Rotunda

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Your Yellowstone National Park experience can include the National Museum of Military Vehicles, our nation’s world-class military history museum! Every day, tourists from around the world are awestruck at the incredible depth and detail found inside our Museum. We are passionate about excellence and we strive to create a world-class museum experience for every guest that walks through our doors. Plan your visit today!


 

Our Mission

“To honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans and their families. To educate next generations on the history of American freedom. To preserve and share historic military vehicles.”

Dan Starks, Founder

In 2012, Dan Starks bought a tank. It was the start of something big. Since then he's acquired hundreds more tanks, jeeps, trucks, motorcycles, landing craft and other military vehicles. It's now the biggest collection of military rolling stock in in the U.S. outside of the armed forces themselves.

Unknown Soldiers Weapons Vault

There is a smaller museum within the museum featuring a historically significant collection of firearms -- including the fully authenticated musket that fired the first shot in the Revolutionary War Battle of Bunker Hill.

Museum Videos

The M4 Sherman Tank: Master of the Battlefield - Exploring Its Variants and Legacy

Join Hank Wilcox, the Associate Curator at the National Museum of Military Vehicles, as he delves into the fascinating history and variants of the M4 Sherman tank, one of the most iconic American tanks of World War II. This comprehensive video, set in the museum's Marshall Gallery, offers a unique insight into the Sherman tank's development, production, and role in shaping the outcome of the war.

Vietnam Veterans: Thank You.

In this video, Dan delves into the profound impact and legacy of Vietnam War veterans. He uncovers the untold stories of their combat experiences, the challenges they faced, and the historical significance of their service.

General Lewis "Chesty" Puller Gallery

The General Lewis "Chesty" Puller Gallery at the National Museum of Military Vehicles highlights the American experience during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. General Puller is the most decorated Marine in American history. He was awarded 5 Navy Crosses and one Distinguished Service Cross. With 6 crosses, Puller is second behind Eddie Rickenbacker for citations of the nation's second-highest military award for valor.

General George C. Marshall Gallery

The General George C. Marshall Gallery at the National Museum of Military Vehicles highlights the American experience during World War II. General Marshall was the head of the Army during World War II and was the architect of the Marshall plan to reconstruct Europe. Winston Churchill lauded Marshall as the "organizer of victory" for his leadership of the Allied victory in World War II.

Fox Nation's Laura Ingraham Features National Museum Of Military Vehicles

The National Museum of Military Vehicles was featured on Fox Nation's "Hidden Gems."

Grand Opening, May 28, 2022

The National Museum of Military Vehicles Grand Opening Ceremony. Filmed May 28, 2022. Speakers include Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, LTG Roger Schultz (Ret), William J. "Doc" Schmitz and Museum founder Dan Starks.

Virtual Introduction

National Museum of Military Vehicles' founder Dan Starks narrates the mission of the National Museum of Military Vehicles and provides an overview and virtual tour. Included are clips from the newly opened General Lewis "Chesty" Puller Gallery.

National High Altitude Aviation Training Site (HAATS)

On September 6, 2023, the National Museum of Military Vehicles hosted the National High Altitude Aviation Training Site (HAATS). Two Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks and one CH-47 Chinook helicopter landed.

Navy '83 Ride Across America

On September 7, 2023, the National Museum of Military Vehicles welcomed the Navy '83 Ride Across America. This cross-country cycling event was organized by members of the Naval Academy Class of '83 Alumni.

Remembering the Veterans Who Participated in the Mayaguez Rescue

The National Museum of Military Vehicles honored the veterans who participated in the Mayaguez rescue on the 46th anniversary of the battle. During the ceremony, a Mayaguez Tribute Truck escorted by Patriot Guards Riders was donated to the museum and 41 Americans who fell during the battle were honored with TAPS, followed by a reunion of surviving Mayaguez veterans. The ceremony was held May 15, 2021.

General Lewis "Chesty" Puller Gallery Ribbon Cutting

The National Museum of Military Vehicles opened its newest gallery on May 26, 2021 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the museum. The General Lewis "Chesty" Puller Gallery honors the service of the millions of Americans who served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars.


 
 

Services

Here is up-to-date information on the services available at the National Museum of Military Vehicles


 

Parking

Parking is free. There is ample parking for passenger vehicles, RVs and tour buses.


 

Chance Phelps Theatre

The Chance Phelps Theater can accommodate 64 guests. For use of the theater, please contact info@nmmv.org.


 

Dan Daly & Roy Benavidez Meeting Rooms

The Dan Daly & Roy Benavidez Meeting Rooms can accommodate up to 77 guests. The rooms can be partitioned for multi-use purposes. To plan your next event with us please contact info@nmmv.org.


 

Food Service

The museum has opened its restaurant, “The Canteen,” where guests can grab lunch, dinner or a snack. Also, the museum has a large “Assembly Hall” with a commercial kitchen that can accommodate hundreds of guests. There are also seven outdoor picnic areas.


 

Gift Shop

The gift shop is stocked full of the latest National Museum of Military Vehicles apparel and souvenirs. Be sure to stop by during your visit. Or, shop online now!


 

Research Library

Our research library is currently under construction. Please continue to check back for updates and ways to access thousands of military field and vehicle manuals.

Facts

The National Museum of Military Vehicles continues to grow. Here are the current stats.

160000

160,000 Sq. feet of museum space (so far).

7

The National Museum of Military Vehicles is open SEVEN days-a-week! (Closed July 4).

200

200+ Historically signficant firearms

500

Vehicles in our growing collection

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