Named after former NRA president George R. Whittington, the 33,000-acre Whittington Center complex was purchased in 1973 and opened four years later. It has since become a must-see destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
History, art and aerospace buffs often flock to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to tour the many museums of the Smithsonian. What's potentially lacking, we must say, is a destination for those that want to learn more about the outdoors. Yes, there are a number of hunter-friendly institutions sprinkled across the nation—like the NRA Whittington Center—but we're still lacking a be-all, end-all museum dedicated to our passion. That will change in 2016, with the upcoming opening of the new Johnny Morris Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium.
NRA has announced the launch of NRA Outdoors Hunting & Fishing Destinations, a new adventure travel program offering cost-effective outdoor excursions and long range marksmanship training to NRA members.