Fort Carson, Colorado: 4th Infantry Division Museum

Highlights include a dummy of hairy Saddam Hussein as he appeared when he was dragged out of his Iraq hiding hole.

Address:
6013 Nelson Blvd, Fort Carson, CO
Directions:
At the main entrance to Fort Carson. Turn right just before the entry gate, and just past the display tank and helicopter. No need to enter the base.
Hours:
M-Sa 9-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
719-524-0915
RA Rates:
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4th Infantry Division Museum

You have to stop at the main gate to get a sticker to be allowed on Ft. Hood, so give yourself plenty of time if you're not military.

[Anna, 01/24/2010]
Saddam Comes To Texas; Replica Spider Hole to Follow

The 4th Infantry Division Museum at Fort Hood, Texas, is receiving a bounty of new exhibits thanks to the war in Iraq. The centerpiece is a life-size, $7,700 wax dummy of a hairy, scruffy, hollow-eyed Saddam Hussein, a rendition of his appearance when 4th Infantry troops pulled him out of his "spider hole" in December 2003 in "Operation Red Dawn." According to the museum director, the dummy has taken 18 months to complete because each of its hairs had to be put in place by hand, and Saddam was very hairy.

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[05/08/2005] Complete News Story

Army museum to feature statue made from melted Saddam statues

An Iraqi artist has melted down two giant bronze statues of Saddam Hussein, captured in Iraq by the the 4th Infantry Division, to make a memorial to their fallen comrades. When finished, the memorial will stand outside the 4th Infantry Division Museum at Fort Hood, Texas.

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[07/01/2004] Complete News Story


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