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Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting

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Neighbourhood: Camelback East
As featured in Museum Guide for Phoenix
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Address: 6101 E van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3421
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+1 602-275-3473
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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The world's largest firefighting museum chronicles the history of the...

The world's largest firefighting museum chronicles the history of the profession and commemorates fallen firefighters.

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Awesome collection and history.

This is a spectacular display of firefighting equipment and history dating back to the earliest days. A huge collection of equipment which took years to accumulate and restore in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a spectacular display of firefighting equipment and history dating back to the earliest days. A huge collection of equipment which took years to accumulate and restore in top notch condition. No stairs to climb and easy access to all displays. Great section for children to explore and interact with. You can easily cover the displays in a couple... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took in the amazing collection this museum has put together and I was blown away by the vastness and variety of the displays. The book that is offered to take along as you tour is most helpful with explaining in great detail the history of each item. Totally awesome and well worth the small entrance fee!

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fire equipment from the 1700s!!! Really?? Absolutely wonderful collection of fire equipment, trucks, badges, paintings, alarm systems, and so much more. Go out of your way to see this fabulous museum!

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Albuquerque, NM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum is vast and has fire engines starting in 1792. It is staffed by former firemen and women who add insights to the experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have children or grandchildren interested in trucks of any kind The Hall of Flame is a place to see all kinds of fire trucks on display. As you enter make sure you have your children pull the rope to ring the huge fire bell. Once inside there are fire trucks on display from 1800's to present. One truck... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

It has an outstanding array of firefighting equipment across centuries. Great for everyone. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. You can spend the entire day in there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We've been to fire museums all around the world and I stack this one up with any of them. They have a heroes and fire fighters lost in the line of duty tribute room.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Los of history, different rooms from old to knew on different fire trucks throughout; also great display of patches from all over; so make sure you bring your hometown.patch to see if they have it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

A nice museum. The staff and owners have done wonders with a small budget. Being able to get very close to the different apparatus is a treat. The smaller displays on the walls bring a nice personal touch. The newer section honoring fallen firefighters is touching. Well worth your time and money. Plan on spending a couple of hours or... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We went to the Hall of Flame Museum and spent about 90 minutes. There is an introduction video to the museum. There is also a gift store. There are all types of fire engines to see. There are ones that are made of glass that were simply decorative. There are historic and larger ones as well. There was an area... More 

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