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The Miami Valley Military History Museum

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Address: 4100 W 3rd St, Building 120, Dayton, OH 45428-9000
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Every display is clearly marked. A collection of lives of our Armed Forces... pictures, stories... WOW !!! The flow of eras is logical from American Revolution to current... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 27, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Every display is clearly marked. A collection of lives of our Armed Forces... pictures, stories... WOW !!! The flow of eras is logical from American Revolution to current. Tours of the Historic Protestant Chapel, the Grotto Gardens and the VA Campus... On the National Register of Historic Places... dates to Civil War... and presentations are offered.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

The museum has an impressive collection of military memorabilia from all time periods, but it seems unorganized and cluttered. Not much of a narrative or story, just stuff sitting in shelves. I'd be afraid to take kids to the museum since most of the items aren't behind glass and can easily be touched.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Admission is free but donations can be made. Visited with wife and children 5 and 8. We traveled in 30ft RV. Easy access into VA campus and plenty of parking across street from museum. Isn't big but displays are clean and not cluttered. Each display item was numbered with reference book to describe in detail the item. Plan on spending... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

The ENTIRE era... War and on the home front. The wool uniform worn by a baseball player and what Rosie the Riviter wore. COOL

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016

The amount of artifacts and memorable is wonderful in detail. The WWII exhibit has a home setting of the era. I like that the Museum exhibits are arranged by War/era. It's a journey through our nation's history. They have a piece of the USS Arizona. Located on the Dayton VA Campus in the Historic Putnam Library. Looking forward to another... More 

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

The Miami Valley Military History Museum was featured in the August 23rd, 2015 episode of TLC's “Who Do You Think You Are?”, featuring Bryan Cranston, star of Seinfeld, Malcom in the Middle, and Breaking Bad.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2015

Located on the Dayton VA campus, the museum is packed with artifacts dating back to the American Revolution and through present conflicts. All branches are represented, with heavy emphasis on WWII and later. Uniforms, newspapers, weaponry, and anything else you can think of can be viewed (but not touched. The importance of these artifacts is heavily emphasized, as is their... More 

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