Military historical exhibits dating from mid-1800s; weapon, uniform, medal and insignia collections; outdoor area with artillery, aircraft, military vehicles and state's only WW1 40 & 8 boxcar; special exhibits yearly. The Minnesota Military Museum was established in 1977. Nowhere in Minnesota are the experiences of military men and women so vividly captured and interpreted for the public as at this Museum. Indoor and outdoor exhibits depict the stories and contributions of Minnesotans who served in all branches of service, in time of peace and war, from Minnesota's early years, through the World Wars, to the conflict in the Persian Gulf, and today. Extensive outdoor displays include: tanks, helicopters and several towed and self-propelled artillery pieces. Indoor small vehicle display includes: several jeeps; M274 "Mechanical Mule"; and a restored 1929 Reo Truck.Museum Hours: Oct.-Apr, Thurs. and Fri., 9-4. May-Sept., Open daily, 10-5. Gift Shop on premises. Handicapped accessible. Located 2 mi. west of Hwy. 371 on Cty. Rd. 115.