Experience history and honor American freedom at the world-class National Museum of Military Vehicles! Immerse yourself in the stories and machinery of our nation’s military past, from World War II to the present day. See over 500 authentic military vehicles on display, including tanks, jeeps, artillery, and aircraft. Learn about the brave men and women who served and sacrificed for our country. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to pay tribute to their service and America’s military history. Visit the National Museum of Military Vehicles today!
Looking for a great restaurant while you are in Dubois, Wyo.? Either before, during or after your experience at The National Museum of Military Vehicles, grab coffee, a snack, lunch or an amazingly delicious dessert at The Canteen, in our new Poolaw Building on campus. Even if you can't visit our world-class museum, our restaurant is perfect for tourists on the go, ready to continue their Wyoming adventure. Our burger selection is the best you'll find and our ice cream and milkshake bar is incredibly delicious! We're ready to serve you lunch or a snack while you are in the Dubois area!
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Puller Gallery: Commanding General O.P. Smith led his division through the bitter campaigns of the Korean conflict inclding the sub-zero winter drive north to the Chosin Reservoir.
Puller Gallery: The MIM-23 Homing All the Way Killer (HAWK) Surface-to-Air Missile, manufactured by Raytheon, was an American medium-range surface-to-air missile initially fielded in 1959.
Marshall Gallery: The Rotunda of American Combat Vehicles presents predominant categories of World War II American combat vehicles including Medium Tanks, Light Tanks, Armored Cars, Reconnaissance Vehicles, Halftracks, Artillery, Tank Recovery Vehicles and Tank Destroyers.
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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!
Why should you visit?
You may not expect it in a small Wyoming town so close to Jackson Hole and Yellowstone National Park, but the National Museum of Military Vehicles is our nation's premier, world-class military history museum.
We're dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of veterans and their families and active-duty servicemen and women. We tell their stories in three major galleries through immersive exhibits with a current focus on World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
In total, the 160,000 sq. foot Museum currently displays the world’s largest private collection of over 500 fully restored military vehicles. Also, the Museum presents a historically significant major firearms collection that includes the fully authenticated musket that fired the first shot in the Revolutionary War Battle of Bunker Hill.
The National Museum of Military Vehicles is closer to Jackson than is Yellowstone's Old Faithful. And, the drive is less crowded but equally as scenic. You’ll head north from Jackson, see the incredibly breathtaking Grand Tetons, and then bisect the Wind and Gros Ventre mountain ranges at an elevation of 9,658 feet when you will drive over Togwotee Pass. Take a moment and look back at the Teton Range from this perspective and you’ll see what millions of other visitors miss. It’s breathtaking. Then keep driving on what is considered by many as one of the most scenic drives in the country. But it doesn’t end there. A few more miles and you’ll be near Brooks Lake and see the stunning Cliffs Of The Continental Divide. Take a pit stop in Dubois, one of America’s great western (and not crowded) towns, and another eight miles you’ll find us at the Museum.
While driving to the Museum from Denver, you will see the vast, wide-open spaces of Wyoming. After crossing the route of the Transcontinental Railroad, you will also cross many of the trails used by pioneers during western covered wagon emigration including the Oregon Trail, Morman Trail and the Overland Trail to name a few. Also, you’ll see portions of the routes used by the Pony Express. Visitors can also experience the history of the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone Tribes on the Wind River Reservation or stop at historic Fort Laramie on their way to the Museum.
A trip to the National Museum of Military Vehicles from Salt Lake City takes you over South Pass, the lowest point on the Continental Divide between the Central and Southern Rocky Mountains. The passes furnish a natural crossing point of the Rockies and became the route for emigrants on the Oregon, California, and Mormon trails to the West during the 19th century. South Pass was designated as a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1961. Visitors can explore the history of South Pass either before or after their trip to the Museum in historic Atlantic City, Wyoming, founded as a mining camp following the 1867 gold rush in the region.