Dana, Indiana: Ernie Pyle World War II Museum

America's most celebrated World War II correspondent, remembered in two World War II-style Quonset Huts.

120 W. Briarwood Ave., Dana, IN
About 1.5 miles east of the Illinois/Indiana border. US 36 to Hwy 71, then north one-half mile to Dana. The Museum is at the first cross-street in town, Briarwood Ave., on the left.
May-Nov. F-Sa 10-5, Su 1-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Ernie Pyle World War II Museum

I haven't been here since it reopened but if all that has changed is ownership it probably remains a great stop. The residents really have some pride in the fact that Ernie Pyle was from Dana and it shows. The museum is actually housed inside a Quonset hut and contains some great exhibits. I encourage anyone with the time to stop by and pay their respects to this great man. $5 is worth the donation for something so well done.

[Phil Schafer, 10/03/2016]
Ernie Pyle Museum - Quonset Hut

This memorial showcases the most famous American news correspondent of World War II. Reprints of Ernie's writings are available.

[Al Coleman, 03/21/1999]

The museum was closed by the state of Indiana in January 2010, then reopened under private ownership in May 2012.

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