À l'intérieur du museo del oro, une superbe cour
Entrance to the George Patton Museum. Opened in 1988 due to many volunteers stepping up with money, time and donations. This was the site of Camp Young during WWII when Patton commanded the Desert Training Center. Dates changed to keep them in order.
George S. Patton was born Nov. 11 1888. Fought in WWI and became the first Commander of the Desert Training Center. Gen. Patton wanted his tank troops to have the training necessary to fight and win in North Africa, Europe and the Pacific. Gen. Patton became a 4 star General and one of the most decorated and controversial Generals of WWII. He was killed in an auto accident Dec. 21, 1945. The movie 'Patton' telling his life story was released in 1970 and won 7 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor for George C. Scott.
WWII Willys Jeep. Over 600,000 were built during WWII by Willys and Ford. Like everything at the museum, it was donated by a vet.
All exhibits were donated by friends of the museum. These are WWII uniforms of different rank.
Some of the original Camp Young. This was the HQ for the Desert Training Center during WWII.
Outdoor exhibit. Many tanks are on display, not all WWII. Whatever they can get IMO.
One of the many donated tanks on display outdoors.
Some of the tanks are Russian, German and some newer than WWII. Basically whatever they could get to display.
Brothers outside the Ice Museum.
Just inside the entrance is the work area and the tools that Steve & Heater Bice use to carve the ice sculptures. Steve is a 16 times champion ice carver, Heather 7 time champ.
They originally wanted an ice hotel. It did not work and they went with an ice sculpture museum instead.
For $15 you can have a appletini in an ice goblet at the Aurora Ice Bar. We passed.
Aurora Ice Bar, you sit on fur pads to keep from getting a cold bum.
Tunnel between bar area and the rooms.
Lighted ice sculpture, across from the Aurora Ice Bar.
Mike & Fabio with naked ice lady.
Otto the Polar Bear is at the entrance to the exhibits. Shot in 1951, donated in 1980 to UAF. Named after Otto Geist, one of the founders of the Museum.
Some examples of the clothes and handicrafts of native people.
Bald Eagle. The old meaning of 'bald' was 'white headed.' The Bald Eagle is the National Bird of the USA. Their numbers have increased enough that the Bald Eagle was taken off the Endangered Species List in 1995. It was taken off the Threaten Species List in 2007.
You might find some more related photos through these galleries