If you haven’t gathered your family round the table to discuss your summer getaway location then you better get to it. The beach resorts, mountain cabins and amusement park packages are being booked at an exponential rate. One of the main concerns when making such a decision has to be, “Well what can we do once we get there?” That’s a question the Sportsman Channel asked. Their answer? If you’re in the DC Metro area, then the National Firearms Museum MUST be on your list.
Finding a spot on their Top Ten Sportsman Destinations, the National Firearms Museum (NFM) is roughly 18 miles west of the Washington Monument. Filled with more firearms than Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee was filled with boats, the NRA Museum has guns dating back to the 14th Century. Here’s what the Sportman Channel had to say:
Jim Supica, host of NRA Guns & Gold, offers an “indoor” option for his top sportsman summer destinations where you can stay cool and learn about America’s firearms history and heroes in one world-class experience. Located in the NRA Headquarters building in Fairfax VA, just outside Washington DC, admission is free and there is plenty to see with 15 galleries and more than 2,700 firearms, as well as a state-of-the-art indoor range, shop and café …
Not too bad, aye?
Others locations on the list include the Ocean Key Resort in Key West, the Kvichak Lodge in Alaska, Tim Fallon’s Fallon Trophy Whitetail (FTW) Ranch in Texas Hill Country and Idaho’s Hells Canyon Resort.
“We’re delight to discover that we made the cut,” said NFM Director Jim Supica. “They have some fantastic locations on there and are pleased to be a part of it.”
The Sportsman Channel was launched in 2003. Headquartered in New Berlin, Wisconsin, Sportman’s programing concentrates on entertaining and educational shows focused exclusively on hunting, shooting and fishing activities. It also happens to be the home of NRA’s Guns & Gold.
To learn more about the National Firearms Museum, visit their website at www.nramuseum.com.