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“Many tanks at the tank museum.”
Review of Tank Museum

Tank Museum
Ranked #2 of 22 things to do in Danville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Journey thru Military History at the most extensive collection of International Tank and Cavalry artifacts found anywhere in the world. Prepare yourself for an awesome adventure for both young and old alike. 119 Tanks and Artillery, plus uniforms, headgear and much much more dating from 1509 to present.
Reviewed May 7, 2014

Well worth the trip for any military history enthusiast. Great collection of tanks and military headgear, as well as uniforms, weapons, and some surprises, such as a fighting machine from 'War of the Worlds.' Located on the north end of Danville, there is lots of free parking and a gift shop as well. Of note is their Panzer IV, one of only twelve existing today. This tank was transfered from Nazi Germany to Czechoslovakia at the end of the war. Later the Czechs sold it to the Syrian Army, It was in service during the Six-Day War, where it was captured by the Israelis. They recognized it's uniqueness and value and saved it for the Israeli Tank Museum Latrun, who traded it to an American collector, William Gasser, who's collection formed the core of the AAF Tank Museum in Danville.

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Reviewed April 26, 2014

Unusual museum that grew from one man's collection. Large collection of tanks--around 120 of them to be more exact--neatly displayed in an old factory. Also includes other military items (patches, uniforms), other tank-related items (toy tanks, tank postcards), and some local history of the Danville area. Display is vast (plan to walk, includes some stairs) and indoors--but not climate controlled; expect to go through a metal detector to enter. Plan your trip for the spring or fall. Check website for exact hours/dates of opening (not always open); if interested, look for dates when radio-controlled tank operators will be using the indoor course. Photography allowed--without a flash. Gift shop on site with some antiques, toy tank kits--few logo items. One of the largest "odd" museums we've seen.

Thank regiontravelreturns
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Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

There are quite a lot of tanks. The staff was very friendly and answered any questions we had. Highly recommend but make sure to bring a sweater since there is no heat.

Thank Angela_L68514
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

Not for everyone, but if you like modern military history, this place is an absolute gem. I visited in February when It was only 20 degrees inside and outside and wished I could have stayed longer than the two hours I had to visit. In unheated former factory building with gigantic floor space with awesome collection of armor and other military vehicles in varying conditions. Other Cold War items like missiles, including nuclear tipped.

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Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

This is a go as your own pace, self guided tour. But everything is labeled extremely well. There is alot of things to see.

Thank cbttst
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