5 Museums to Visit in the Lone Star State

January 19th, 2012

There is always something truly magical about seeing some of the old military forts of Texas transformed into museums. Looking the same on the outside as they did back then, it is almost anachronistic to see these old battlements lit up with phone cables, internet, bounce electricity texas services, or any other modern convenience however, thankfully, these do little to take away from the histories and legacies of these fantastic structures. If you have ever had an interest in these structures or are looking for some hotspots for your next family vacation, then stay tuned – I have compiled a list of 5 military museums you simply cannot pass up during your trip to the Lone Star State.

1. Alamo Mission
Relive the battle that changed the face of the nation as you set foot into this historical monument.

2. National Museum of the Pacific War
Dedicated to Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, this museum is devoted to remembering the exploits of the US Pacific Fleet during World War II.

3. Cavanaugh Flight Museum
Learn how aviation changed and evolved over the course of history.

4. Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park
Containing several cannon set-ups and recreated war relics, one cannot help but feel like they have stepped back in time to the early days of the Mexican-American War.

5. Silent Wings Museum
Dedicated to the brave pilots who flew recon during World War II on non-powered gliders.

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