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  • View of Trophy Point and Hudson R., West Point, NY
    View of Trophy Point and Hudson R., West...
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    WEST POINT MUSEUM

    by RACCOON1 Updated Aug 27, 2004

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    WEST POINT MUSEUM

    Favorite thing: This is the West Point Museum at the West Point Military Academy . Admission is free but a donation would be appreciated.

    We were not able to take the tour of the grounds as they seem to have had problems with there buses and some tours were scratched .

    The Academy and town are pretty sleepy in August . It appears that the time to come is in the fall when the students practice marching on the campus grounds.

    How does West Point rate compared to other US military academies for a place to visit ? At first glance third place.
    1 st Annapolis - Maryland
    2nd USCGA - New London , CT
    3rd West Point

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    View from Trophy Point

    by cruisingbug Written Dec 4, 2003

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    View of Trophy Point and Hudson R., West Point, NY

    Favorite thing: Pre-9/11 we were able to drive around the West Point campus and explore the area, which is quite extensive and fascinating. The cemetery, which I found most interesting, is not included in the bus tour, which is now the only way for visitors to see the West Point campus unless they have specific business on-site (ie reservations at The Thayer Hotel). If you do drive onto the grounds, expect a thorough search.

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    believe me when I say I was...

    by danmcf Written Oct 4, 2002

    Favorite thing: believe me when I say I was there. Here's a picture, taken in my dorm room, of me trying to look like a toy soldier.

    Fondest memory: Seeing the late '70's rock bands UFO, and REO Speedwagon in Eisenhower Hall as a cadet.
    Try an imagine a rock concert full of guys (and a few gals) all with short military haircuts and most wearing uniforms similar to mine here (those Seniors got away with civilian clothes a lot more often than us Plebes).

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    Remember that many famous...

    by danmcf Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Remember that many famous Americans have graduated from its 'hallowed halls'. you can tell that West Point is proud of its alumni by the various monuments scattered about. Here's one dedicated to Douglas MacArthur.

    Fondest memory: While I was a cadet, General Omar Bradley made a visit - with some full bird colonel pushing the general around in his wheel chair.

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    Catch the view of the Hudson...

    by danmcf Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Catch the view of the Hudson River. West Point sits right on the Hudson, just a few miles south of Newburgh.

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