History tends to repeat itself, which means there’s a good chance you’ll get run over by another war elephant. Admire what history has taught us thus far with today’s Groupon to the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park. Choose from the following options:
The Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park memorializes the sacrifices of U.S. soldiers through its extensive exhibits of military memorabilia and World War II vessels. Museum guests can admire the USS Little Rock, a Cleveland-class cruiser launched in 1945, and two other historic ships that moonlight as Das Boot reenactors. Enter the museum to peruse exhibitions honoring the wartime contributions of African Americans, women, and western New York Medal of Honor winners. Members receive free admission to the museum for one year, invitations to exhibit openings and special events, and a 10% discount on gift-shop purchases, such as hats, T-shirts, and commemorative plates made from recycled gun turrets.
Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park
Contra-rotating blades once powered by a Porsche engine sit peacefully on a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter. Nearby, a World War II seafaring destroyer with nine battle stars to its name takes its place among tanks such as the 22.3-ton tank that served in the Korean Conflict. Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park's curators have amassed many such machines designed for––and veterans of––combat. Their numerous exhibits feature relics such as the only guided-missile cruiser on display in America. The role women have played in the military earns its own exhibit, as does memorabilia of former POWs and a collection of favorite cobbler recipes from WWII to present-day generals.