JM Davis Arms & Historical Museum
5th & JM Davis Blvd
JM Davis Arms & Historical Museum is the largest privately owned arms museum in the world. It houses more than 50,000 unique items, including firearms, swords and knives. The museum also offers a "Believe It Or Not Oddities" gallery of outlaw guns, Native American artifacts, John Rogers statuaries, Western memorabilia, antique music boxes, musical instruments and 1,200 steins from all over the world. They also feature an extensive firearms research library in addition to a well-stocked gift shop.
The museum is home to the smallest commercially produced handgun in the world. Highlights at the JM Davis Arms & Historical Museum include a replica of an 1840s gunsmith shop and John Wayne movie posters and collectibles that take visitors on a walk through history. On weekends, April through November, guests can also see the Tri-State Gunfighters and Reenactors stage an old fashioned shootout at the museum. Admission is always free, but donations are accepted. Advance group reservations are appreciated.
The museum is closed Sunday and Monday.