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Hawthorne, Nevada: Hawthorne Ordnance Museum

Nevada and munitions storage, perfect together.

901 E St., Hawthorne, NV
Northwest corner of 9th St. and E St./US Hwy 95 on the north side of downtown. Not where you'd expect to find a museum of bombs.
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Hawthorne Ordnance Museum

Small, locally-run museum celebrating all things military, focusing on ammunition from the past and the area's munitions history.

The folks who staff the Hawthorne Ordnance Museum are friendly and enthusiastic about their collection. My favorite parts were the old newspaper front pages on important historical dates, and the drone helicopter on loan from its manufacturer.

[KarenMountainView, 06/15/2008]

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