National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.9/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
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 vacation route planner to arrange your visit to National Museum of the Marine Corps and other attractions in Triangle.
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  • A great place to spend several hours reading about our Marine Corps history. The new walk they have added is wonderful and the chapel is gorgeous. 
  • We took our kids (ages 16, 11 and 10). They loved it. There are interactive areas for the kids so my younger ones were engaged in the exhibits. I thought the museum was so interesting and really captu...  read more »
  • We have gone to the museum many time never get tired of it. They are building a new area for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan which will be finished around Oct. 2017 
  • What can I say besides this place is awesome, I am a Marine and have been here twice already. The walk outside is very peaceful and full of a lot of USMC history. I loved every minute of it a took several pictures. The staff is also great, the older Marines there were awesome and I would probably still be talking to them about Marine stuff if I didn't have to leave. Absolutely recommend going here, the building inside and out is very well designed aesthetically. Semper Fi!
  • I love and honor Marines for the proud title of public defenders. While there, A ceremony for a retiree was pleasing. But...displays were propaganda and unreal in makeup. Real time lines and biography of honorable individuals were not available for review.
  • Well put together! My four kids (ages 6-13) really enjoyed it. There was some fun hands on exhibits and interactive ones to. Really enjoyed thankful for all who have served our wonderful country and for those that gave the ultimate sacrifice.
  • I had the best time. Seeing all the history and the artifacts made it a great experience. My family loved it. Monument park was very humbling. Very proud to be a Marine and have served. Semper Fidelis.!
  • This is a marvelous museum dedicated to our great fighting men from the US Marine Corp. It is very detailed and has lots of info at each exhibit. The atmosphere is one of total respect and humility. Staff is super nice and helpful. Facilities are immaculate. Would recommend this place for every American.
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