South El Monte, California: Military Vehicle Museum

One man's open-air collection of tanks, guns, jeeps, and other cool stuff.

American Society of Military History Museum

Address:
1918 N. Rosemead Blvd, South El Monte, CA
Directions:
60 freeway east - exit onto Rosemead Boulevard north for about a quarter mile. The museum is on the east side of the street.
Hours:
F-Su 10-4:30. Closed when it rains. (Call to verify)
Phone:
626-442-1776
Admission:
Adults $5.
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Military Vehicle Museum

Over 180 pieces of military equipment, the largest inter-service collection in the West. The museum is completely outdoors and tours are at your own pace with a reference guide. Lots of interesting and unique pieces to see. Tanks, torpedo tubes, helicopters, amphibious boats, jeeps, trucks, guns from warships, something here for everyone to enjoy. In the Whittier Narrows area.

[Deb Miller Marschke, 09/17/2017]
Military Vehicle Museum

Full size tanks, transport vehicles, helicopters, and slightly creepy dummies inside an armored personnel carrier. Self guided tour. $5 for adults, $4 for veterans, $3 kids over 10.

[Aileen, 07/10/2016]
Military Vehicle Museum

This is a small military vehicle museum tucked away in the city. It is one man's open-air collection of tanks, guns, jeeps, and other cool stuff. The admission is $5, less if you're a veteran.

To get there from downtown Los Angeles: Take the 60 freeway east for about eight miles, until you find Rosemead Boulevard. Take Rosemead Boulevard north for about a quarter mile. The museum is on the east side of the street. Don't drive too fast or you'll miss it.

You'll see several Viet Nam-era M113 troop carriers; WWII M4 Sherman Tanks; M47, and M48, and M60 heavy tanks; trucks; artillery; some silly WWI-era armored vehicles; and even a UH60 Huey helicopter.

[Michael Anderson, 08/19/1998]

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