Welcome to the official Web site of the Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles (HMMV), a non-profit organization run by volunteers and funded by donations and grants.
The museum has about 100 vehicles including helicopters, tanks, halftracks, ambulances, and a jeep from every branch of the service plus displays of weapons, uniforms, engines, equipment, and more. The everyday necessities of a soldier's life, such as MREs, blend with unique vehicles like those used by the German army in World War II.
This hands-on museum invites you to see, touch, and even sit in vehicles that have been restored and, for the most part, are operational. Vehicles date from World War II but displays include items from World War I as well.
A Vision Unchanged
In 1991, a permanent site for the museum was obtained at exit 237 of Interstate 80. In 1998, a 16,000 square foot Visitor Center was constructed which houses many of the vehicles, such Inside Hueyas a snow tractor, a HMMWV prototype, a Huey helicopter, a jeep from each branch of the service, and World War II Germany Army vehicles; as well as archives of military vehicle manuals; displays of rations, cooking gear, canteens, medical supplies, munitions, uniforms, flags, engines, photos, weapons and much more. The vehicles are from World War II through today, but the displays include items dating from World War I. The museum is also a Library of Congress repository for interviews with area World War II veterans. The Heartland Museum's goal is, and always has been, to restore, preserve and display historic military equipment of all types, as a way to honor those who served.