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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!
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
The National Museum of Military Vehicles was featured on Fox Nation's "Hidden Gems."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Parking is free. There is ample parking for passenger vehicles, RVs and tour buses.
The museum has 7 outdoor picnic areas. Food is not available for purchase at the museum.
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.
140,000 Sq. feet of museum space (so far).
The National Museum of Military Vehicles is open every day in the summer season (except July 4).
200+ Historically signficant firearms
Vehicles in our growing collection
Alton, New Hampshire
A remarkable legacy that we consider a national treasure.
World class, indeed. Singularly, one of the finest museums of it's kind I've ever visited... and that INCLUDES the Smithsonian.
I have been to a lot of noted Military Museums, including Wright Patterson Air Force base, The Smithsonian, Pima Air Museum, and even the Beijing Military Museum. This museum tops them all. I cannot imagine a finer tribute to our democracy.
The 140,000 sq feet is amazing. If you are in Dubois or even passing this way and you are a veteran, have a vet in your family or love your country-you need to stop! I can't recommend this enough!
It was amazing!!!! Can’t recommend enough that you stop and visit this wonderful museum. Did not disappoint.