Lexington, Nebraska: Fall of Saigon, Recreated

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Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles

606 Heartland Rd, Lexington, NE
Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles. I-80 exit 237, northeast side.
M-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5 (Call to verify)
Donations accepted.
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Fall of Saigon replica.

Fall of Saigon, Recreated
Military might, along with a replica of America's hasty retreat from Saigon, draws passersby off of the interstate. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Tank fun for kids.

Fall of Saigon, Recreated

My children and I spent an hour here, but we could've spent five, because it's so interactive and interesting. It's the closest civilians will ever get to a military tank! We are planning to go back again next month when we make this drive again! Totally worth the time, and don't forget to make a donation.

[Kate Harvie, 07/15/2016]


Fall of Saigon, Recreated

While it was really fun to climb up and pose with the silhouettes and helicopter, it requires trekking through brush and weeds to actually reach the spot.

The Heartland Military museum is worth a stop even if you don't actually venture to the fall of Saigon replica. They have genuine tanks, helicopters and dozens of other military vehicles in and around the museum. They allowed us to climb in and explore a few of the vehicles (including a tank!) which made for some great photo ops.

Every volunteer at the museum was knowledgeable and friendly.

[Zoe Roberts, 07/19/2014]

Military vehicles.

Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles

Your website already has a page on our Fall of Saigon recreation, and we wanted to add that there is also a museum full of military vehicles and equipment from nearly all eras. The Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles is run by volunteers and funded by donations and grants. The museum has about 100 vehicles from every branch of the service, including helicopters, tanks, halftracks, ambulances, and a jeep, plus displays of weapons, uniforms, engines, equipment, and more. The everyday necessities of a soldier's life, such as MREs, blend with unique vehicles like those used by the German army in World War II.

It's a hands-on museum that invites you to see, touch, and even sit in vehicles that have been restored and, for the most part, are operational. Vehicles date from World War II but displays include items from World War I as well.

[Adam D, 07/06/2013]
Fall of Saigon Recreation

Don't miss the reenactment of the evacuation of Saigon. Helicopter and soldiers are on the famous rooftop on the north side of I-80 just east of exit 237.

[K. Ward, 09/09/2000]

The Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles recreated the scene in 1998, using a restored Huey UH-1 helicopter and selected figures based on news photographs.

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