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Arizona Military Museum

Neighbourhood: Camelback East
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Address: 5636 E McDowell Rd, Papago Park Military Reservation, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3455
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+1 602-267-2676
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Sat - Sun 13:00 - 16:00

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Free and a decent history museum

They have great displays and tons of weapons from every era. Well done displays. Great to see and AZ has a proud military history.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have great displays and tons of weapons from every era. Well done displays. Great to see and AZ has a proud military history.

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Reviewed 28 February 2017

The Arizona Military Museum was a great way to spend a few hours. The displays are all chronological and cover everything Arizona/military. There is a lot of reading to get the most out of the displays. They are a little short on the subject of women in the military. I was interested to see the section on the Vietnam War,... More 

1 Thank Leslie R
Anthem, AZ, United States
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

The Arizona Military Museum (AMM) is a unique and entertaining facility dedicated to the research, preservation, dissemination, and display of Arizona's rich territorial and state histories--providing an amalgam of interesting items and narratives, starting with the Spanish Conquistadors and Early Native American tribes to military exploits in The Middle East! Major "war trophies," to include enemy armor and artillery pieces,... More 

1 Thank Jon C
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28 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

A little difficult to get to but worth seeing history. Volunteers have done a great job of setting up displays covering all combat eras. Free but donations appreciated.

1 Thank pamelacQ8394KB
Prince George, Canada
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93 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We found this wonderful little museum on the internet and decided to visit. It's on a base so you have to provide some identification. Small but informative. We enjoyed it. Take your time. It's worth it.

1 Thank mickey448
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Being in the military I feel like I have a good understanding of our military and the history of different battles. That said the museum taught me a few things and the displays were well put together and informative.

3 Thank Russellquack
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Like many military museums, it isn't a very large museum, but it is interesting. You are allowed to view the exhibits at your own pace, but if you have any questions, there is someone on duty to answer anything you may explained.

3 Thank MekaMeka
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

This will not disappoint. Good collection from Mexican times to current day. Fascinating display about the German prisoner of war camp that was here and the German "Great Escape". Puts the history of Arizona nicely in context. If you are trying to get in you will see the front of the museum behind barbed wire continue about 1/2 km east... More 

4 Thank infoexpertx
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Reviewed 7 February 2016

Lots of uniforms & arms on display to give the visitor a visual walk through time which depicts the US armed forces roles throughout the world, one decade to another.

2 Thank Jetlaggedbrain
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 11 January 2016

I found it on TA, thank you TripAdvisor people! It's moving, it's educational, it's trilling, it's patriotic, it's entertaining, it's everything. And it's free. Open only on Sat-Sun 1-4PM. The driver of the car had to show a Driver's License(it's on Papago Park Military reservation). Arizona history (as far back as the Conquistadors all the way to The War on... More 

9 Thank Oliver S

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