Branson Military Museum Now Open

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.

NEWS UPDATE: New Attractions In the Works for the Branson Strip

Dinosaur MuseumOperations Manager of the Branson Dinosaur Museum June Tillis says Branson goers should be on the lookout for three new attractions to open on the strip soon.

Although no opening dates have been set yet, Tillis said a new BB Gun Museum, Branson Military Museum and Haunted House will be opening soon. The new attractions will be located within the same parking lot as the Dinosaur Museum, which sits between the World’s Largest Toy Museum and Faith Life Church on Highway 76.

World’s Largest Toy MuseumTillis said the BB Gun Museum will feature a large variety of BB gun models, reaching all the way back to the mid-1800’s up until to today’s models. A package deal for tickets will be available so guests can tour both the BB Gun Museum and the Branson Military Museum, which will house informative displays and artifacts detailing the history of the American military.

The Haunted House will be located on the lower level below both museums.

Stay tuned to the Branson Shows blog for more information as we receive it.