General George S. Patton Memorial Museum - Chiriaco Summit, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 33° 39.689 W 115° 43.344
11S E 618453 N 3725355
A large museum located along I-10 in the middle of nowhere.
Waymark Code: WM1515N
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 09/25/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Taken from Wikipedia, "The General George S. Patton Memorial Museum, in Chiriaco Summit, California, is a museum erected in tribute to General George S. Patton on the site of the entrance of Camp Young, part of the Desert Training Center of World War II.

Exhibits include a large collection of tanks used in World War II and the Korean War, as well as memorabilia from Patton's life and career – especially in regard to his service at the Desert Training Center – and from soldiers who trained there. Development of the Colorado River Aqueduct and natural-science exhibits are displayed as well. In addition, a 26-minute video is shown, detailing Patton's military service and the creation of the Desert Training Center.

Though Patton spent less than four months at the Desert Training Center, his establishment of the training grounds directly impacted more than one million troops.

The museum is at the Chiriaco Summit exit of Interstate 10, 30 miles/48km east of Indio. It is 1000 feet west of the Chiriaco Summit Airport."

62-510 Chiriaco Road , Chiriaco Summit , CA, 92201
The "Official Tourism" URL link to the attraction: [Web Link]

Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Up to 1 hour

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle Only

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