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36 selecttraveler.com J U L Y / A U G U S T 2 0 1 7 racial divisions in the country, women in the workforce and the develop- ment of the Manhattan Project. e museum offers an exceptional 45-minute 4-D film called "Be- yond All Boundaries" that was produced by Tom Hanks. Groups can take advantage of a Behind the Lines tour for a trip inside a Sherman tank as well as exclusive access to artifacts in storage. W W W . N A T I O N A L W W 2 M U S E U M . O R G NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE D A Y T O N , O H I O e history of aviation comes alive at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. e museum houses over 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles, from the fledgling models of the Wright Broth- ers to modern designs like the B-12 stealth bomber, the only one of its kind on perma- nent display in the world. Many of the galleries examine the role of the U.S. Air Force in global conflicts such as World War II, the Cold War and the Korean War. With dozens of authentic aircraft positioned throughout the exhib- its, groups will encounter planes that once helmed crucial military campaigns, like Operation Rolling under in Vietnam. One of the best features of the museum is the interactive quality of the displays and simulations. Guests can enter a 140-foot-tall silo to sur- vey the Missile Gallery or step inside a full-scale NASA space shuttle in the Space Gallery. In the I-360 simulation, players take on the roles of pilot and gunner in a simulated air battle; the Morphis MovieRide takes up to 12 passengers on a virtual journey through outer space. During the Behind the Scenes tour, groups are taken by shuttle to hangars where aircraft restoration projects take place. Dining services are available in the Valkyrie Café or the newly renovated Refueling Café. W W W . N A T I O N A L M U S E U M . A F . M I L NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CIVIL WAR MEDICINE F R E D E R I C K , M A R Y L A N D As the bloodiest war in U.S. history, the Civil War forced medical pro- fessionals to find innovative and sometimes brutal techniques to care for the thousands of wounded soldiers left in its wake. Groups can learn about these practices in detail at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Maryland, which offers new insight into a dark and desperate passage in America's history. e museum's comprehensive collection includes invaluable Civil War artifacts, like the diary of a young Union soldier and Clara Barton's roster of missing men. Visitors can take a self-guided tour, or schedule a guided tour accompanied by a group activity or scholar-led discussion. Special programs such as a white glove tour or an amputation demon- stration are available upon request. National WWII Museum exhibit Photos courtesy National WWII Museum 1940s-era living room at the National WWII Museum National WWII Museum's U.S. Freedom Pavilion

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