Tucked away in an unassuming corner of the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area in the city of South El Monte, Calif., sits the American Military Museum.

The museum has one of the largest inter-service collections of military equipment in the Western United States. They have been collecting, preserving and restoring a large variety of military vehicles and equipment since 1962.

The museum’s collection includes 178 vehicles on display from World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War and Operation Desert Storm.

The American Military Museum is a center for learning about the lineage of American military vehicle history, from horse-drawn artillery all the way to self-propelled cannons and battle tanks.

Among some of the museum’s more popular tanks are an M551 Sheridan Airborne Tank, an M5 A1 Stuart Light Tank and an M4A3E8 Sherman Tank.

But there are a lot more than just tanks at the museum. Scroll the gallery above to see what else the American Military Museum has to offer.

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