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“What a gem”

New Mexico National Guard Museum
Ranked #80 of 281 things to do in Santa Fe
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 27 October 2012

This small, but growing museum is a tribute to all the Soldiers from New Mexico, especially the soldiers who were in the Bataan Death March and were on the "hell-ship" transporting them to the POW camps and forced labor.

The movie is a must to understand what they all endured. Their bodies looked similar to the bodies in Nazi death camps. It may not be appropriate for young children.

The museum is Free, but your donations will help grow this museum.

Thank phxwilsons
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

This small military museum includes a small auditorium with a video, along with various artifacts from military history. The emphasis is on Bataan, but the museum covers much more. If you are a military history buff, it is well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 25 September 2012

Always love the troops!!! this place is awesome!!! Ive been to it more then once since i moved here in april 2010

Thank Rebecca_Angelica
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

After visiting the New Mexico State Capitol, we noted the Bataan Memorial across it. After taking pictures of the Memorial, we went inside the building behind it to inquire about the museum/library. We could not find anybody at the ground floor of the building to ask about the other sections related to Bataan.

This rating therefore pertains only to the Bataan Memorial and does not include the Museum nor the Library. Note that on our way out of Santa Fe, NM to visit our next travel destination, we "accidentally" noticed the sign about Bataan Museum/Library. Perhaps we 'll visit it next time we 're in Santa Fe.

Suggestion: Travel maps of Santa Fe should mention that the Bataan Memorial is far/separate from the Bataan Museum/Library. Information and directions to these places should be made available to visitors.

1  Thank LolaGo1
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

Great museum that covers the history of the New Mexico National Guard/Militia from 1598 until today. Nice displays and friendly staff.

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