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Old 06-22-2007, 20:12   #1
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Tank museum - Danville

Anyone been there? Supposedly there's 150 or so tanks on display.
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Old 06-22-2007, 20:28   #2
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Just went to their web site. Looks cool, kind of a long day trip from NoVa, but we usually head down to Kerr Dam fishing every now and then.
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Old 06-22-2007, 21:26   #3
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Sounds interesting, and less than 90 minutes from home.
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Old 06-23-2007, 07:09   #4
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I live here, never been to it, and don't know anyone who has. Mostly schools and out-of-town visitors go to it. I believe it does have some one-of-a-kind exhibits though.
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Old 06-23-2007, 10:27   #5
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It's a cool place. Not only tanks but a lot of related military history including small arms. Oliver North has filmed a couple of intros to his show there using some of the tanks as a background.
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Old 06-29-2007, 16:39   #6
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Made the trip down there today, and hit Peaks of Otter on the way back.

As far as the tanks (including artillery) - highly cool and very much worth it if you're any sort of military history buff. Lots of interesting vehicles from 1800's Gatling guns to a M2 Bradley.

Everything else - phbbbbtttttt. The clothing/uniform displays were disorganized, and the gift shop was closer to a toy store than a serious shop. To top it off, there was a pony-tailed security guard toting a revolver of some sort who was lecturing another visitor about the weapons policy. I ignored him and went about my visit, G27 tucked under my shirt.
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