Veteran's Memorial Museum Branson, 9am-5pm
Veteran's Memorial Museum
1250 W. Hwy 76
The Veterans Memorial Museum Branson is a national tribute to the brave men & women who defended our liberties during the 20th Century - a powerful, emotional experience. As you wander the great halls of the museum you'll be captivated by the stories of these men & women who gave us so much & is filled with a collection of wartime exhibits covering the heights & depths of human experience. For those who lived through these wars the memories brought back are vivid and overwhelming. For those that viewed the 20th Century wars through the prism of history the museum is awe-inspiring.
The Museum is composed of ten great halls covering the wars & conflicts fought during the 20th Century. Circulation & viewing starts in the World War I Hall, progressing through World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and more.
Each hall features dramatic & thought provoking exhibits. Sculpture, murals, historical artifacts, objects d'art, & thousands of authentic memorabilia honor all branches of the service, major battlefronts, campaigns, industrial defense & more.
The names of the men & women killed in action in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf & recent conflicts of the 20th Century are displayed on the walls of the halls. Fred Hoppe, internationally renown bronze sculptor, researched and traveled the world collecting over 2000 exhibits to be displayed in this 18,000 sq. ft. museum. Many of the exhibits have been compiled with the help of veterans & their families & include these veterans' stories. From the jungles of Vietnam to the Persian Gulf the memories of decorated men & women combat veterans served on the home front, every aspect of our nations' valiant fight for freedom has been honored.
The world's largest war memorial bronze sculpture over 70 feet long weighing 15-tons is the hallmark of the museum & features 50 life-size statues storming a beach. The life-size figures were modeled after a combat soldier from each of the 50 states. The statue is surrounded by the names of those killed in action during WWII.
OPEN 9PM TO 5PM
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