Thursday, December 15, 2011

National Infantry Museum Holiday Gift Guide: Patriotic Presents for Any Price | Fort Benning/Columbus, GA Georgia

This Christmas, the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center is the perfect place to find a truly unique gift for the patriot in your life. Consider these gift ideas, all of which help support our mission to honor Soldiers and keep their history alive:

Some of the "Culinary Treasures" in the book
Unique Items from the Soldier Store
Operated by Ranger Joe's, our Soldier Store has a large selection of clothing, books and collectibles relating to the museum, the Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence, and the U.S. Army Infantry & Armor branches.

The latest addition to their stock is our brand new cookbook, "Culinary Treasures for the Queen of Battle," featuring 700+ recipes from military families and veterans from around the world! (Details | Email)
Price: $30

Timeless Dedications
Honor a loved one with the gift of a Heritage Walk Paver, the custom-engraved granite stones which run Heritage Walk, the flag-lined walkway that connects the front of the museum to the parade field. Military or civilian, living or deceased, a paver is the perfect way to immortalize a loved one by making them a permanent part of this amazing facility.

New editions to Heritage Walk are unveiled at
dedication ceremonies held throughout the year
Price: $250 (tax-deductible), with discounts for active duty military personnel and Friends of the Museum; includes a miniature replica for display in your home or office. (Paver Video | Email)

For a similar tribute on a larger scale, the National Infantry Museum is filled with opportunities to dedicate benches, trees, and Founder's Circle stones – which wrap around the base of the Heritage Walk flags – to commemorate an individual or organization.
Price: Beginning at $1,000 (tax-deductible), contact us for details. (Founder's Circle Video | Email)

A Day of Fun at the Museum
In addition to our world-class galleries and touching tributes, the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center offers exceptional opportunities for recreation and entertainment unlike anywhere else!

Museum Money is accepted anywhere inside the National Infantry Museum,
including the IMAX, NIM SIM Attractions and Fife & Drum Restaurant!
The Patriot Park IMAX Theatre is home to the largest screen in the region – 5 1/2 stories high, 70+ feet wide, 12,000 watts of crystal clear audio – and provides the only true IMAX 3D Experience between Atlanta and Pensacola. Showing the best documentaries and biggest Hollywood blockbusters, the Patriot Park IMAX also features an extensive concessions stand and has featured numerous premieres for new military-themed films.
Price: $10 Hollywood | $8 Documentary; discounts for military, seniors and children, no surcharge for 3D (Patriot Park IMAX Blog)

Need an adrenaline rush? Step into the action with our NIM SIM Combat Simulators! Experience the same weapons training used our military in the EST2000 Rifle Range, then assemble your team, receive your mission and engage the enemy in our authentic Humvee or Black Hawk helicopter simulators. 
Price: $8-$20 (Video)

The NIMSC is also home to the Fife & Drum Restaurant, featuring American bistro cuisine with a full service bar and daily meal specials. Price: $8-20, featuring a wide selections of sandwiches, salads and entrées for any price point (and don't forget to save room for chef's delicious creme brulée for dessert!)

If you'd like to treat your friends and family to the entire museum experience, Museum Money is now available! Available in denominations of $5, $10, $25 and $50, Museum Money can be used at any location inside the museum or put towards any National Infantry Foundation programs, including pavers and memberships.
Price: Face value ($5 | $10 | $25 | $50); purchase yours today at the IMAX Box Office, inside the NIMSC Lobby.

Friends of the Museum & the 1775 Society
The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center is the largest privately-funded military museum in the country. By becoming a Friend of the Museum, you pledge to help us continue our mission: honoring the service and sacrifice our Soldiers. Residents of the Columbus & Fort Benning communities also get a sense of civic pride, knowing they are directly responsible for the success of this locally operated, world-renowned facility.
Price: Active Military, $25 | Retired Military/Educator, $35 | Family, $50 | Patron, $300 (tax-deductible)

Last year's gala, "Thanks for the Memories: A Bob Hope Tribute to our
Vietnam Era Veterans," featured a silent auction & world-class entertainment
The next tier of our membership program is the prestigious 1775 Society. In addition to providing monetary support to the museum’s operation, they host our annual black tie gala.

1775 Level, $1,000
Patriot Level, $2,500
Liberty Level, $5,000
Freedom Level, $10,000

The museum relies on your direct contributions to help keep history alive
Planned Giving & Sponsored Donations
Shopping for the person who has everything? Consider a gift to the National Infantry Museum in honor of that special person. Your donation helps the National Infantry Museum honor Soldiers every day.

Donations can be made once or scheduled as pledged payments over time. You can give in your own name or use your gift to acknowledge another individual or company/organization. Download our form to send your payment by mail or donate online right now!

Price: Gifts of all sizes are welcome! (tax-deductible)

The National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center
1775 Legacy Way | Columbus, GA 31903 | 706.685.5800

A Soldier knows his mission is to protect our country. At the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, we believe our mission is to say thank you. This holiday season, Be a Part of the Mission at

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