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 Armed Forces Military Museum in Largo. Choose between the following options:
- For $17, you get an annual Patriotic individual membership (a $35 value).
- For $25, you get an annual dual membership for two adults (a $50 value).
- For $32, you get a single-parent membership for one adult and two children (a $65 value).
- For $50, you get a family membership for two adults and two children (a $100 value).
The Armed Forces Military Museum sprawls across 35,000 square feet, displaying more than a dozen permanent exhibits along with military vehicles, artifacts, and memorabilia. Smoke plumes and aircraft screams accompany replicas of trenches from World War I and German village outposts, allowing patrons to peer through time while avoiding the eye fatigue related to cross-dimensional periscopes. Step into Rosie’s Bar, a real Korean War–era dive replicated on TV’s M*A*S*H, then continue past the Battle of the Bulge toward Utah Beach, one of the sites of WWII’s historic D-Day landing. Take in eyefuls of Pearl Harbor artifacts and marvel at the realism of your own hands as they point at the painstakingly recreated deck of the Japanese aircraft carrier Akagi. In addition to unlimited museum admission, annual memberships also afford cardholders a 10% discount at the museum store, free parking, and piggyback rides from Uncle Sam.
The Armed Forces History Museum
Spread across 50,000 square feet, the Armed Forces History Museum's collection boasts rare military vehicles, re-creations of historic battlefields, and artifacts with a militaristic purview that spans from WWI through current conflicts. Smoke machines and battlefield sound effects simulate the fog of war in a replica WWI trench and a Japanese battleship flight deck. A motion-simulation theater hydraulically emulates pitch and yaw as passengers' eyes alight with scenes from the Battle of Iwo Jima or Operation Desert Storm.
In the open terrain behind the museum, a fully functional WWII-era M8 armored vehicle seats four passengers in its turret and open-air compartments as it rumbles off-road for a quick thrill ride.
2050 34th Way N
Largo, Florida 33771Get Directions