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Armed Forces History Museum

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Address: 2050 34th Way, Largo, FL 33771-4094
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+1 727-539-8371
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Welcome! Step inside our award-winning museum and take a journey through...

Welcome! Step inside our award-winning museum and take a journey through Pearl Harbor, the South Pacific, Germany, A French Village and more. Immerse yourself in 50,000 square feet of space boasting extraordinary sights, scents and sounds that envelop you. Take a ride on an authentic WWII M8 Reconnaissance Vehicle, ride the Virtual Voyager motion simulator time capsule, similar to those found at Universal Studios, and submerge your senses. Witness an extensive array of animated dioramas, unique displays, authentic memorabilia, equipment, artifacts, vehicles and rotating exhibits along with audio/visual effects with the utmost quality and accurate representation. It’s always evolving, educating and electrifying for all ages!

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The Best Military Museum

It's closed now, my fault for writing a review after the fact. It's very sad, please open again. I been to this museum 6-7 times, mostly with my grandson and one craft beer... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 February 2017
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Thousand oaks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

It's closed now, my fault for writing a review after the fact. It's very sad, please open again. I been to this museum 6-7 times, mostly with my grandson and one craft beer evening. My grandsons favorite place and he is a ocean kid. The exhibits are done in detail and in class. It's a must see, it's much bigger... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

A wonderful well-to-do man created the collection over the years then opened this great place. He died and his children did not want to carry his dream on so the Armed Forces Museum in Largo Florida has closed its doors on January 29, 2017. They are in the process of getting ready to auction off the various items there. The... More 

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Scottown ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Wow what a collection of military memorabilia and artifacts. WW1 up to Afghanistan. You will actually walk through a ww1 trench.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

This is a truly wonderful museum of 20th Century Wars memorabilia. I do not mean War is wonderful, for it is not, but how they have set this up is so well done and such a tribute to our fighting men and women. You start with all different types of uniforms and stories of who wore them, then move on... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

My hubby and I were married here at the end of November. This museum is beyond fantastic! The immersive exhibits, variety of artifacts, various activities, and staff combined make this one of the best museums I have ever visited. Please visit before January 29, 2017 as others have said, this wonderful museum will be closing. We highly recommend making reservations... More 

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Montevideo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

So thankful that we had an opportunity to visit this museum before it closes. It is a wonderful accumulation of artifacts and history of all branches of the military. It definitely makes war real. Again, it makes you appreciate all the people and their families that serve in the armed forces. What a great educational tool. In my opinion, it... More 

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Plant City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Outstanding exhibits here. Hoping a buyer can still be found before they close on January 29, 2017. Highly recommended!

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

As educators, we quite enjoyed reviewing the history covered by this museum. It is a shame that it will be gone soon.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

This Museum is such a fantastic surprise tucked away here in Largo, you cannot imagine how many original tanks, ships, planes, guns, shells, uniforms and other military artifacts are here. The attention to detail and diversity of military engagements is amazing, vietnam, WWI, WWII, Gulf War and Korean War is represented.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

What a awesome museum. Can honestly say it is a true treasure for the Tampa Bay community. Exhibits galore! Take your kids/grandchildren. You won't want to miss this.

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