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 as 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.