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Texas Military Forces Museum

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Address: 2200 W 35th St, Building 6 Camp Mabry, Austin, TX 78703-1222
Phone Number: +1 512-782-5659
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10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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A great way to indulge my love of history and military

We weer out to find a place to walk and enjoy the a Sunday in the sun. However it rained all day. We were told of the museum on the bus tour the week before so we though it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 August 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We weer out to find a place to walk and enjoy the a Sunday in the sun. However it rained all day. We were told of the museum on the bus tour the week before so we though it would pass an hour to see if the rain would stop. We styed for over two hours and could not care... More 

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Austin, Texas
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

This is a great place for everyone but guests will really enjoy the history here and the many vehicles, map, artillery, etc. as you tour this venue just off MoPac and 35th Street. Take plenty of time to see everything and be sure to take the kiddos as they love it too and will learn a lot about Texas and... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We made our first visit there recently and caught it on a day when they were having a top-notch WW2 reenactment. It was very very cool, and we will certainly go back to work our way through the entire museum.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Visited solo on a muggy rainy day in February and I am glad I did. It was a very well put together military museum and you even were able to climb up and sit in some of the displays! Everyone on base was really nice and helpful too!

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Thank Lia D
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

This is a really neat place to visit. The people are friendly and knowledgable. There are quite a few artifacts and a great atmosphere. Plan on a couple of hours, and make sure that you take a walk outside and look at the tanks. There is no cost, but they do accept donations.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Great place to come,if your into WW2 and beyond history,lots of tanks,jeeps,half tracks,and weapons.Lots of knowlege from the staff.They put on a couple of reenactment of WW2 battles through out the year.

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Thank DKinaustin
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

The museum is unexpectedly large and well done, free of charge, and a great place to visit with family.

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Cleburne, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

My daughter found out about this place and so she and my son made the trip down. They play the video game World of Tanks, so they recognized many of the tanks from the game. I was blown away at how many vehicles this museum had. Weapons, uniforms, dioramas, documents, photos...this place has everything. From the Battle for Texas Independence... More 

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Thank Matt L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

One of the most impressive collection of military hardware I've seen anywhere. Displays of equipment and Texas military history are well done with impressive collections of memorabilia and war trophies. Also laudable are number of tanks, half tracks and trucks still operational. With all the construction on Mopac, challenge to get there but worth it.

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Thank John C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

My 11 year old loved anything military, and was beyond excited about going here. I was worried since it was free, there wouldn't be much to see. But there was a lot! The staff was very friendly and helpful. It was a little warm inside the building, but not to bad. All and all a great adventure for anyone interested... More 

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