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Russell Military Museum

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A lot of stuff from millitary junk yard but some items are very interesting!

Price: $5/kids and $10/adults. The area is huge and it is full of remaining parts of tanks... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
AP_007_Chicago
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Chicago, Illinois
Airplane Variety at Russell

Friendly, family run aviation museum/storage facility which has a variety of US military helicopter... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
Chymron
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

Friendly, family run aviation museum/storage facility which has a variety of US military helicopter types, a number of fixed wing aircraft as well as military vehicles. Owners are clearly enthusiastic and have produced a very interesting and thoughtful inside exhibit but to restore the vast...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

This is like a cemetery and not a museum. Seems that we are in an abandoned area walking in a dirty junk yard.

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Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Don't go expecting polished exhibits like in the WWII Museum in New Orleans, but this is something special. Such a huge collecting of millitary artifacts over 100 years, not any particular era. It sure overwhelmed me with memories from the Vietnam era, 50 years ago....More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Price: $5/kids and $10/adults. The area is huge and it is full of remaining parts of tanks, helicopters, planes,...you name it. There are a few exhibits you can climb on but just a few. Most of the items are outside but in addition, they have...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We took our seven year old grandson here and he loved checking out all the military gear and equipment. He is always playing with his “army” men. He enjoyed looking at all the displays and climbing on the vehicles and helicopter in the climbing area....More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Great place to see and learn about military items and vehicles. Owner has an amazing knowledge of the vehicles, history, and great stories of how he collected them. During summer months they offer tank rides in an M113 A2 armored personnel carrier

Thank Erick W
Reviewed 1 September 2017

I was skeptical, but we were there for my son who is a teenage history nut. Inside they have tons of models and displays that help you embrace what it must have been like and appreciate the machines of that time. Outside is a virtual...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Russell's has a very large variety of authentic military vehicles. They have planes, helicopters, cranes, jeeps, artillery transporters, human transporters...you name it. The signage was "ok." I wish there was more. It was wonderful to see the equipment that my husband talks about from his...More

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 12 July 2017

If you are looking to visit a military museum with some rare items the Russell Military Museum is the place for you. I saw a M51 Isherman turret, M113 XM734 and a damaged M48 Patton on a trailer. If you are a military modeler and...More

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Terrible place. Very rude staff. It is hard to call it museum. Looks like owners want to collect money only, and do nothing else. Durty and very unsafe place.

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