Yesterday, Super Koala and I made our second to last trip to Branson. This time we visited four museums: Veteran’s Memorial Museum, the Toy Museum, Harold Bell Wright Museum, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum. We got free tickets from our parents who bid on them at an auction.
The first one we visited was the Veteran’s Memorial Museum. I didn’t think it was going to be all that fun, but I think it turned out being my favorite. There were ten rooms and over 2000 items on display. It very much so out did my expectations.
In the first room, there was a model of the USS Missouri. It was one of the biggest ships in Pearl Harbor. It survived the attack and is still there, but it isn’t in use anymore. When I was in Hawaii, we got to play in front of the ship, so It was cool to see it again, even though it was just a model.
We saw a lot of other really cool stuff too. There were so many uniforms from all different years and countries. They were really cool.
There was this really cool old flight helmet and an old organ.
There was a huge list of names of Americans who served and died in WWII, so of course we had to find someone with our last name. There was only one, but it is very possible that it is someone from our family. Many of the boys in our family are named Robert, and many of them have been in the military at one point or another.
In the middle of the room of names, which was the last, was a giant statue depicting 50 soldiers storming a beach and each one had the face of one person who died in each state. Super Koala posed with the man from Missouri.
After we left, we headed to the Toy/Harold Bell Wright Museum. On our way there, we saw a sweet old car, the Titanic, and King Kong.
At the Toy Museum, we discovered that the Harold Bell Wright Museum was actually inside of it. There were so many things to see in the museum. there were a lot of really cool old bikes and little cars. There was also an awesome Disney section.
The Harold Bell Wright Museum was just a small section of the Toy Museum. To document our being there, we took a picture with a lovely photo of him.
The next step in our adventure was Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum. Upon entry, we found an odd objects sculpture of a dog with dainty paws!
There were lots of really cool things there, but some of theme were just to creepy or gross for Super Koala to look at. Here are some of the more appealing things we saw.
To get out of the museum, you have to walk through one of those spinning tunnel things. Super Koala tried to be a chicken and go around, but I made her go through it anyway.
All in all, it was a really cool trip and I am glad we went. On our way home we stopped at Fuddruckers for lunch/dinner. It was the first time wither of us had been there, and we were both impressed by the burgers. They also had one of those cool Coke machines that has all of the different flavors of everything. Those are my favorite, and it made the experience even better.