The Branson Military Museum, another new museum attraction on the Branson strip, has recently just opened.
The museum features artifacts from wars throughout the history of the American military including World War I, World War II the Vietnam War and the Korean War.
The exhibits display many uniforms from the 1800’s on up that were once worn by men and women in the service which made everything a bit more real to me. One of the shirts on display was actually worn by a prisoner of war and it had a large hole in the front right hand corner where a bullet had burned its way through the fabric. That in itself was incredibly powerful to look at.
Also on display was a civil war field dental kit, storage pouches and other artifacts alongside the Historic Firearms exhibit which showcased many different types of guns and weapons that were used by military personnel.
My favorite part of the museum was the very back room which was filled with the front pages from 9/11 published by newspapers from around the world. It was very sobering to walk through that room but I would definitely recommend it.
If you get the chance to visit the Branson Military Museum I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. While a few exhibits are still under construction, it’s a very interesting experience overall.
The Branson Military Museum is inside the old Carolina Mills Building on Highway 76 next to the World’s Largest Toy Museum.