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General George Patton Museum of Leadership
Military tourism enjoys great prestige in the United States. People go to the battlefields of the Civil War or War of Independence. This fervor is not only limited to historical sites but is also extended to the many thematic museums open to the public. One ofthem is the museum dedicated to the Cavalry and, more specifically, one of the most famous generals of the gun vault, George S. Patton. It is located in Fort Knox, right in the center of the state of Kentucky. Fort Knox is one of the largest military bases in the world. Fortunately, the museum is set apart and the public do not have to enter the military compound. The staff serving the public does so in uniform. The museum is not very large, but very well appointed and, especially, has some real historical pieces of great value. Basically it is divided into the four seasons of the Cavalry: Its origins, World War 1, World War 2 and the present day. It is impossible to list all the tanks in the inventory, but the most valuable pieces are some of the first tanks that participated in World War 1. Most dramatically are the German tanks of World War 2 and a M1 Abrams of the Gulf War. Perhaps it is a theme that appeals to many, but the sight of a perfectly restored Tiger König, can delight the most demanding modeller. The exhibition not only includes tanks but also anti-tank weapons and equipment of the various wars. One room is exclusively devoted to Patton, with many personal items and even the vehicle he was killed in. There is also a shop with souvenirs, models and thematic books. Opposite the museum is a real 'garden of tanks', with a couple of dozen tanks relatively new and not used. Very dramatic. Moreover, it is worth a visit, for which take little interest in the matter. As for me, I would repeat, but this time without kids ...