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West Point Museum

2110 New South Post Rd., West Point, NY
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Ranked #2 of 7 attractions in West Point
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
Traveler Description:      The West Point Museum and the West Point Visitor's Center are located next to each other just off West Point Highway next to the Academy.  The... more »
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Burnet, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Very nice displays of artifacts and memorabilia. Items were priced fairly as well as having a good selection, too.

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Greenwood, Indiana
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Excellent place to take my 3 kids. The museum was well laid out, with many fantastic artifacts and displays. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed it thoroughly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

While the museum is loaded with artifacts, presentation is very dated. Maybe curators could consider interactive tools and documentary type of clips to help inform viewer. Many of the guests were foreign during my visit and better visual descriptions would be welcomed.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Enjoyed our visit. Great gift shop. The bathrooms could have used a little attention but there were quite a few people there. Picked up some items for some West Point Alums who are friends.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were in the area on family vacation and decided to stop at West Point. This place is still on my list of top 10 beautiful spots in the north east to visit. The views from Trophy Point, overlooking the Hudson River, are second to none and the stone architecture of many of West Point's buildings is something to be... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

While most of the artifacts and history exhibits here concentrate on showing the history of West Point, it has an outstanding collection of military donated to West Point over the years. The artillery piece that fired the first US shots during WW1 and the safety fuse for the atomic bomb "Fat Man" are among these items. Over the years, an... More

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Irmo, SC
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77 reviews 77 reviews
54 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We took our son (age 14) and his cousin (age 9) to West Point to check it out while we were in NY for vacation. We didn't do the campus tour due to time restraints. We probably should have. We did tour the visitor center and the museum. It is 4 floors of military heaven. The boys and my husband... More

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Greer, South Carolina
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This was quite a nice little museum!! A lot of history about the area and of course - the military! Had teens and kids there and all were interested in different aspects. Stop in if you are nearby!

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Stony Point, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Free museum showcasing all wars involving US forces. Located outside the Thayer Gate of West Point. Good restaurants & ice cream shop across the street.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This represents my third visit to the military academies Museum West Point. Each visit has been superior to last the museum is filled with beautiful artifacts and an informative display of our military history from 1776 through the present. It's free so be sure to take all the family to see it.

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