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Museum of the Horse Soldier

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Address: 6541 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715-3813
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Wonderful Museum with great exhibits!

Great tribute to the Horse Soldier with genuine uniforms and weaponry of the US Military Mounted Services since its inception. Unique artifacts you won't see anywhere else.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 December 2016
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Vail, Arizona
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Vail, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Great tribute to the Horse Soldier with genuine uniforms and weaponry of the US Military Mounted Services since its inception. Unique artifacts you won't see anywhere else.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This museum is quite small. It's mainly about horses in the military. Lots of authentic artefacts but often with no explanations at all. Also nice: next door is "Trail Dust Town" which is a small fake western town which seems to be used for parties and private events. Free of charge.

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Rae W, Manager at Museum of the Horse Soldier, responded to this review

Actually, the museum is only about horses in the military. The explanations come from the labels, text panels, and guided tours (which really make a visit to the museum unique). I hope on your next visit you choose for one of those options regarding explanation. Trail Dust Town also has rides, a stunt show, other attractions, shops, and 2 restaurants...including... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This neat little history museum in Trail Dust Town features genuine Civil War era uniforms and weaponry, and a fairly comprehensive look at the history of the American horse soldier. This ifeatures well-executed displays, is quiet, inexpensive, and well worth the time. Not great for little kids who won't understand the history, though. Perfect if there's a long wait at... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

As I am particularly interested in the history of the 'Wild West' I found this small museum extremely well done. The venue is simply packed with exhibits and tells the developing story of mounted cavalry in America from its inception up to its eventual decline. there are uniforms, weapons, documents, carriages and much more. For a small area it is... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This museum has a wonderful collection of tack, uniforms, guns, caissons and everything else you can imagine from the days when the US Military relied on horses and mules. There are great photos of horses in use right up to the Korean War. There is also a room full of artifacts excavated from the numerous former Military Forts around Arizona... More 

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Norwood, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Short drive from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Excellent museum visited with wife and son today. All three of us were happy we visited. A lot of interesting history information. I found the information comparing military pay throughout our history very interesting.

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CUYAHOGA FALLS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Don't pass up this attraction,the outside looks small,but there is plenty to see inside,its like only $5 a peice or soemthing like that,great history of the U.S.Calvary and horses during war time,it probaly one of the least costly museums of quality you will ever come accross,really nice displays...

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Belton, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Small but really nice place. Tons of photos, artifacts and historical stories. One of my favorite stops on our trip!

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Lomira, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

A great way to see pieces of history often overlooked. Artistically and thoughtfully displayed. If you can get the curator to do a tour for you, this is a special treat that brings many under appreciated aspects of the military history to life.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This small museum explains the role of the horse and mules in the military. Collection of many uniforms, tack, saddles and other artifacts. There is an interesting story of the role of the mule in WWII in opening the road to China. Could stand a little more explanation of some of the exhibits. The admission is a bargain three dollars.... More 

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