National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle

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As a part of the Marine Corps Heritage Center, National Museum of the Marine Corps features interactive exhibits and military artifacts of the United States Marines. At this 11,000 sq m (120,000 sq ft) structure, you'll find yourself on a recreated beach of Iwo Jima and at the landing zone in Vietnam. You'll see the original flag raised on Iwo Jima and hear recordings of real Marines telling their stories. Take the Legacy Walk through 200 years of Marine Corps history, experience battles and battlegrounds, and see iconic artifacts such as The Bell UH-1 Huey helicopter, M50A1 Ontos Anti-tank Vehicle, and Chuck Mawhinney's rifle. Use our Triangle tour itinerary maker app to add National Museum of the Marine Corps and other attractions to your Triangle vacation plans.
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  • We were really impressed with the National Museum of the Marine Corps. It was a lot bigger than we expected. The displays were done very well and lifelike. It takes you through from the beginning.....  more
    We were really impressed with the National Museum of the Marine Corps. It was a lot bigger than we expected. The displays were done very well and lifelike. It takes you through from the beginning.....  more »
  • Great history of the Marine Corps. Lots of detail, photos and near real life experiences are presented. The audio and visual displays along with very interactive sections make it a fun and enjoyable....  more
    Great history of the Marine Corps. Lots of detail, photos and near real life experiences are presented. The audio and visual displays along with very interactive sections make it a fun and enjoyable....  more »
  • I feel this is a beautiful and solemn place. I wish I had more time to spend on my tour. The temp ws good. I really like women in gift shop. I ama feamle vet and noticed they were nice to everyone. I....  more
    I feel this is a beautiful and solemn place. I wish I had more time to spend on my tour. The temp ws good. I really like women in gift shop. I ama feamle vet and noticed they were nice to everyone. I....  more »
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  • Beautiful facility all around. Depend on it taking you a couple of hours inside and probably nearly that long outside. The guides within the museum are very helpful and enthusiastic about their jobs. Take the walk and check out the outside monuments as well. You won’t be disappointed. And don’t miss Chesty!
  • Visited with my Family, however they were closed because of water shortage. We met a lovely sheriff with 35 years of service. We went and try entry on the 6th of August and what a good time we had! Kinds and the whole family had a great time. Entry is free and good are good priced. If you are in the area please visit this, you will not regret it.
  • Stunning, beautiful, amazing. I can’t find the right words for this treasure. I was blessed to see the artifacts and hear the stories behind each of them. We could have spent another entire day moving through this museum and still not really see everything. The volunteers/works are fantastic very sweet and willing to share their knowledge.
  • It's a great, very thoughtfully designed museum where you can learn the US history through the history of their military campaigns starting from the revolutionary war and all the way through modern middle east operations (currently under renovation). The building itself has an interesting architecture. It's free, has a spacious parking lot and is family friendly. Interactive elements and documentaries enrich the experience.
  • I loved the life-size displays. They had a multitude of rooms displaying the history of the Marines from the revolutionary War to the present. A couple of theaters gave you a feel for the basic training experience. The water color art and s ulptures were awesome.

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