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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:18 pm
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I agree with the others, you need to go to the Patton Museum before all the good stuff is long gone. I was fortunate enough to get there for the 60th Anniversary celebration last year and looking at the exhibit items that have moved since, I am certainly glad I did. One of the finest museums around and a friendly staff who know how to deal with "tank nuts".

I agree that Elizabethtown is a bit more "user friendly" that Radcliff. They also have more food choices. If your family might travel with you, E-town might be the better choice of basing.

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So, if one were to get to Ft Knox before the museum closure, are there any recommendations on where to stay?


Unless something new went up in the last coupla' years, I'd suggest the closest decent accommodations are in Elizabethtown (as opposed to Radcliff itself). it's maybe ten more minutes away but much better selection. Just "Google" or ask Garry and Don, since I don't recall exactly where I stayed.

Also, be advised the local liquor laws are wonky, if you care. If not by the drink, gotta' go to the next county even to buy beer. Rolling Eyes


I was trying to find some vodka in Northern KY once, and the liquor stores all closed at 8-9pm. And this in a state with a Bourbon County!
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Chris,

You owe it to yourself to go, since the window of opportunity is quickly closing. I hope to get there soon too, but it's only a 6 hour drive for me, just other stuff is keeping me side tracked lately.


I know but I also "owe" a lot of others!! Laughing Laughing Like I said, my wife is all for it but I have to make the funds appear. Mad Mad

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Chris,

You owe it to yourself to go, since the window of opportunity is quickly closing. I hope to get there soon too, but it's only a 6 hour drive for me, just other stuff is keeping me side tracked lately.

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Thanks guys! I'm just trying to come up with the $$ needed to get out there in August. Lots of other things taking my money right now but this is important. Even the wife is encouraging me to get to Knox Shocked Shocked It probably won't work out, but I'll give it a shot.

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There is a Holiday Inn Express Between Radcliff & E-town that is fairly new.

Its located on 31W (Dixie Hwy) & Hwy 313 (Joe Prather Hwy) and only 5-10 minutes from the Museum.

My family prefers it to the Gold Vault Inn and they have stayed in both. Gold Vault Inn is actually closer to post but tends to get full with military families and TDY personnel.

If you plan to visit soon, give me a shout and hopefully we can get you 'behind the fence'.

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So, if one were to get to Ft Knox before the museum closure, are there any recommendations on where to stay?


The best place that is close is the Gold Vault Inn in Radcliff. www.goldvaultinn.net/

It's not a five star, but it is decent.

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So when are they loading & shipping the container full of the volunteers who were only there for the armour to the new location?

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They will be put in a state of suspended animation, shipped to Benning in the last load and put into storage until the new museum is built. It may be five or more years from now, but they won't have aged a bit and will be ready to get to work. Smile

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So, if one were to get to Ft Knox before the museum closure, are there any recommendations on where to stay?


Unless something new went up in the last coupla' years, I'd suggest the closest decent accommodations are in Elizabethtown (as opposed to Radcliff itself). it's maybe ten more minutes away but much better selection. Just "Google" or ask Garry and Don, since I don't recall exactly where I stayed.

Also, be advised the local liquor laws are wonky, if you care. If not by the drink, gotta' go to the next county even to buy beer. Rolling Eyes
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Buq-Buq,
I'm glad you were able to see the museum and what you could see from the fence at the motor pool. On behalf of the museum staff and volunteers, thanks for your kind comments. I think we are all proud of the museum and what we have accomplished over the years and I hope, over time, we can create another first class museum, although with a different focus.

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So, if one were to get to Ft Knox before the museum closure, are there any recommendations on where to stay?

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Garry:

By fluke of luck I got to go to the museum (twice!) last weekend (the first time I'd been there since 1983) . . . It really is a beautiful collection of armor. I don't get out to view armor too much, and I was able to see some vehicles — close up —that I have never seen before. Sadly, I was not able to get closer than viewing through the fence at the Richardson Motor Pool vehicles (and I have to say that to have to stand outside a FENCE and look at all those incredible examples of armor history nearly brought me to tears . . . the horror . . . the HORROR!). I did get to see the T28, however, waiting in its corral down the road. It was sort of a nice book-end to the first time that I saw it, at Boatwright, in 1979, awaiting restoration.

It's true, isn't it, that all the best things in life are cyclical?

Anyway, the museum is outstanding. When it comes to armor history, I'm not much of a World War I fan, but I have to say that the Mk V* diorama was incredible. It was a fine example of capturing a moment in time, down to the split-second. Very nicely done. That diorama set the tone for the rest of the museum for me, and I was not disappointed. It will be very sad that the collection will be farther away from Minnesota than it already is now. Great work by all involved.


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Garry:

By fluke of luck I got to go to the museum (twice!) last weekend (the first time I'd been there since 1983) . . . It really is a beautiful collection of armor. I don't get out to view armor too much, and I was able to see some vehicles — close up —that I have never seen before. Sadly, I was not able to get closer than viewing through the fence at the Richardson Motor Pool vehicles (and I have to say that to have to stand outside a FENCE and look at all those incredible examples of armor history nearly brought me to tears . . . the horror . . . the HORROR!). I did get to see the T28, however, waiting in its corral down the road. It was sort of a nice book-end to the first time that I saw it, at Boatwright, in 1979, awaiting restoration.

It's true, isn't it, that all the best things in life are cyclical?

Anyway, the museum is outstanding. When it comes to armor history, I'm not much of a World War I fan, but I have to say that the Mk V* diorama was incredible. It was a fine example of capturing a moment in time, down to the split-second. Very nicely done. That diorama set the tone for the rest of the museum for me, and I was not disappointed. It will be very sad that the collection will be farther away from Minnesota than it already is now. Great work by all involved.




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So when are they loading & shipping the container full of the volunteers who were only there for the armour to the new location?

Wink

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Armor for the Ages has been updated with two new pages on Cobra King's restoration.

www.armorfortheages.com

As a reminder, in less than six weeks the Patton Museum as we know it will be no more. On September 7 the display areas of armor, weapons, other artifacts as well as the library will be closed to the public. Only the Patton Gallery, featuring his weapons, uniforms, medals, etc., Abrams Auditorium and the gift shop will remain open. On that date the name changes from the "Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor" to the "General George Patton Museum." Go now if you still want to see tanks!

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