Tankland…a journey with the boys

Yes, really…there is a place called Tankland. Tankland is located in El Monte, CA in the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area.  Angry Husband took Angry Kid there recently for a little field trip. This was definitely a boy’s day out, as they also went with a group of other friends that Angry Husband hangs with. I graciously gave up my Tahoe for the day so they could carpool to this museum, which Angry Husband promised would be an awesome day. I mean really, Angry Kid and tanks…what a wonderful combination, right?

At least I know that Angry Husband is providing educational entertainment while I’m at work.  I always love the random picture texts that I get from Angry Husband.  I barely heard from Angry Husband all day. But, I received this photo in a message from him. There were no words in this text message, just the picture. This is sooooo typical of Angry Husband.

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Angry Husband told me that they were given a map and booklet explaining all of the vehicles located at Tankland.  I was going through the pictures asking questions. His reply is, “I don’t know, we had a map.” So I’m just going to post all the pictures. But as you can see, Angry Kid enjoyed his day with daddy.

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I’m adding more photos to this set as I edit them. Be sure and check my Flickr account for more photos from Tankland.

From their website:

The American Society of Military History was incorporated in California in 1962 as a California Non-Profit Educational Organization. The purpose of the Society is to perpetuate our great American Military Heritage and to restore and preserve its equipment. The exhibits you are about to see are either restored or waiting to be restored. These exhibits were used by the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force.

We have no governmental financial assistance. All restoration is done by our membership and volunteers.

Here’s information on their visiting hours and entry fees.  They are also available for birthday parties.

So if you are around Southern California, and know someone who loves tanks, and/or military history, this would be a great day trip.  Angry Kid had a blast.  He came home and told me all about it. I can also cross this off the list of things, that momma didn’t have to endure. Yay, win-win!

11 comments
Bethany
Bethany

Oh the boys at my school would absolutely love that! Cool place :)

Working Mommy
Working Mommy

Looks like fun!!! I'm sure the boys would have come home with one of everything if they had the chance! ~WM

Kristi
Kristi

Oh my god! That is hysterical! I can't wait for my boy to get big enough and I'll send hubby, the DD, and the baby. Looks awesome.

Newlywed Next Door
Newlywed Next Door

I can just picture my husband taking our (not yet even concieved) child to this place! So funny! PS- When are getting together?

BusyDad
BusyDad

That is awesome! I have no idea how many times I've driven by there thinking "I need to google that" because I didn't know whether it was a real place or just some guy who like old tanks. Now I know. And it's only like 20 min from my house. We're SO there!! Thanks!

court
court

What a testerone filled day!!!

Jenn
Jenn

The Whitter Narrows Recreation Area is near me (San Gabriel, CA). We've gone for walks there, but I never knew they had a Tankland. Good to know =). I don't think my 11 year old step-daughter would be too interested, but perhaps my son when he's a tad bit older!