By Bill Sniffin, publisher
Voters from all over America have named the new National Museum of Military Vehicles the 10th best new attraction in the entire country.
Built and financed by Dan and Cynthia Starks, the colossal facility covers 140,000 square feet and cost over $100 million. It salutes the men and women of the military who won World War II. It also recognizes military folks from all branches and from other wars and conflicts, too.
It’s pretty amazing that the museum got so many votes since it never got to have a grand opening, is still under construction, and is located in the least populated state in the country in a town of less than 1,000 people.
Starks is looking forward to 2021 when they will also open a huge new 55,000-acre annex that features the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
“I think this will be the premier tribute to Vietnam veterans in the country when we get it open,” he said.
They also are building a meeting area that can host over 500 people of special events.
The museum is located on Highway 287 south of Dubois and features over 450 restored military vehicles.