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Courtesy Jackson Hole Mountain resort Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is the perfect jumping-off point for a visit to Grand Tetons. selecttraveler.com 35 J U L Y / A U G U S T 2 0 1 7 the engraved names of more than 58,000 Vietnam War heroes. In the Cold War gallery, groups can experience one of the museum's most interactive exhibits: a Vietnam War jungle display where the voices of real Vietnam War veterans recount their stories while simulated gun- fire, explosions and rainstorms sound in the background. "Uncovering the Holocaust," a special World War II exhibit, recognizes the plight of 8 million Jews in Europe, the soldiers who fought to liberate the Nazi concentration camps and the women who led the workforce back in the States. Groups can enjoy a savory snack of Infantry Chili Cheese Fries or Big Benning Burgers in the Fife and Drum restaurant, or stop by the mu- seum's big-screen theater to see a 3-D documentary or feature film. W W W . N A T I O N A L I N F A N T R Y M U S E U M . O R G NATIONAL WORLD WAR I MUSEUM AND MEMORIAL K A N S A S C I T Y , M I S S O U R I Groups will learn why the first Great War was not the last at the Na- tional World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, which has one of the most comprehensive collections of World War I artifacts and docu- ments in the world. e museum brings in new exhibitions every year, so returning visi- tors will always find something fresh to experience. One of the latest displays is a photography collection by Michael St Maur Sheil, who spent almost a decade documenting the sites of World War I battles. "Nearly 100 years after the war, you can still see remnants of these battle-scarred areas," said Mike Vietti, director of marketing and com- munications. "Trenches, artillery shells and bullet casings still litter the ground. It's very striking and moving." e "Posters as Munitions" exhibit explores the way France, Germa- ny, Italy, the United States, Great Britain and other countries used post- ers as a propaganda tool. Another new exhibit, "Vive L'Amérique," has drawings and essays from 1917 French schoolchildren who were asked to articulate how they felt about the Americans joining the war effort. "e symbolism and imagery is absolutely fantastic, the way they were able to express these challenging emotions," said Vietti. Other highlights include life-size trenches; a Renault FT-17 tank; a 450-foot-long cyclorama painting; and a glass bridge over 9,000 red pop- pies, which commemorate the 9 million lives lost during the war. W W W . T H E W O R L D W A R . O R G NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM N E W O R L E A N S , L O U I S I A N A Based in the heart of New Orleans, the National World War II Mu- seum provides an in-depth look at everyday life during one of history's most defining wars, challenging guests to consider some of the moral dilemmas members of society faced at the time. "It can be very emotional," said Michelle Moore, assistant director of communications. "Most people have connections to the war in some kind of way." Inside the Campaigns of Courage pavilion, "e Road to Berlin" takes visitors on an immersive experience through the European eater of the war, and "e Road to Tokyo" explores the Pacific eater. is past June, the museum opened an exhibit called "e Arsenal of Democracy," which centers on the American homefront. "Now people can get an even bigger picture of what it was like to be an American during that time," said Moore. Groups can step into a 1940s-era living room with a ration book and a radio, as well as a kitchen where Americans would have prepared fruits and vegetables from their Victory Garden. Other sections shed light on Courtesy National World War I Museum A tank at the National World War I Museum

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