Eldred World War II Museum, Eldred

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  • I happened to pass through Eldred while touring around on Motorcycle from Canada and had to turn around to check out the museum. I am so glad I did. It exists here because the town had a factory that ...  more »
  • OK so this place is a bit out there but lets face it history did not only happen in big towns. In fact there are small little wonders like this all over the country. this one stands out though. Its ru...  more »
  • Newer WWll Museum that memorializes, preserves, educates and exhibits all aspects of the War, including those that do not receive worthy attention such as WOMEN and The Holacost.. They gladly accept m...  more »
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  • I've visited the WW II Museum twice, once for the European Theater and once for the Pacific Theater. I thoroughly enjoyed both and feel they gave great overviews of the war with many personal accounts and historic detail. The exhibits are high quality and interesting. The audio visual displays help tie the nearby displays together and are interesting to watch and listen to. A few constructive criticisms: I don't feel that the role of women, especially those who served in the military, was given enough exposure and detail. The same goes for minorities, particularly African Americans and segregation in the military. The end of the Pacific War is hastily represented. There is a great depth of information regarding nuclear weapons development and the USS Indianapolis are a couple examples of topics that were given very light coverage in the museum. There was also no mention of the Japanese American internment camps or attacks that took place on the US mainland, fire balloon attacks, for example. I also don't understand exactly how the dog tag system works and didn't find the introductory video helpful.
  • Amazing place to visit. Very informative with lots of original examples to help understand the conflict 70+ years ago. Probably my favorite place to visit of all. Not as large as many other museums you might encounter, but the enthusiasm held by the director of the museum, Mr. Appleby, is unbridled in it's passion. If you ever visit while he's there, it's guaranteed to become a great visit.
  • Be careful with the lamp children need not apply. The Holocaust museum is scary. If you played cod world war 2 you should know most of the weapons. I knew most of everything but they knew more.
  • A hidden gem...wow! They also have a massive library on all things WWII! It was a nice visit and the staff was very helpful and friendly.
  • This should be more well-known as the Museum is terrific! There is a great war history in the area and the Museum covers that as well as other significant WWII stories.
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