Here is a list of the military museums I have been fortunate to have visited and/or a list of museums that are on my to do list. I have arranged both visited and to do lists by region. The best museum so far is the US Air Force Museum in Dayton Ohio.
My List of Best Military Museums … so far
I hope you get inspiration for your own travels, enjoy.
The Best …
Dayton Ohio – Best single location aviation museum in the world. Even better if you spend more time by adding the National Aviation Hall of Fame and Dayton Aviation Heritage http://www.nps.gov/daav/index.htm
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year about one million visitors from around the world come to the museum.
The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc. was established in 1960 as a philanthropic, non-profit organization to assist the Air Force in the development and expansion of the facilities of the National Museum of the United States Air Force, and to undertake and advance programs and activities supporting the museum. The Foundation raises funds through its membership program, the Air Force Museum Theatre, Museum Store, flight simulators and Valkyrie Café, as well as from direct donations.
http://airandspace.si.edu/ – Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. This would be listed best but you have to visit both VA and DC to enjoy the collection.
KY General George Patton Museum and Center of Leadership
National Aviation Hall of Fame – Dayton Ohio
http://www.nps.gov/daav/planyourvisit/facilitysites.htm – Dayton Aviation Heritage
http://www.daytonhistory.org/portfolio/see-the-original-1905-wright-flyer-iii/ – Wright Flyer III – “The world’s first practical airplane is not in DC but in Dayton Ohio”
World War Two Museum
New Orleans Louisiana
http://www.ussalabama.com/ Mobile, Alabama
Charleston, South Carolina
http://www.britishmuseum.org/ Amazing, not just military and a whole lot more. London
The Rest …
http://www.afarmamentmuseum.com/ Eglin Air Force Base – near Valparaiso Florida
http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/ Pensacola, Florida
http://www.museumofaviation.org/ – Robbins Air Force Base – Warner Robins Georgia