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Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting

6101 E van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3421
+1 602-275-3473
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Unbelievable

This was an absolutely fabulous place. Fire fighting equipment from 1793 until the present. A wall... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
364lawrencef
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Stockton, California
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World's largest museum dedicated to the 'art' of firefighting!!

I've never been to a museum dedicated to the very important task of fighting fires. It has a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Robert T
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Santa Fe
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The world's largest firefighting museum chronicles the history of the profession and commemorates fallen firefighters.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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6101 E van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3421
Camelback East
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was an absolutely fabulous place. Fire fighting equipment from 1793 until the present. A wall of badges from fire fighters around the world. The hall of heroism makes you appreciate what fire fighters go through every day to keep us safe. The movie about...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I've never been to a museum dedicated to the very important task of fighting fires. It has a stellar collection of trucks and other fire fighting equipment dating back to the early days of our nation including some of other countries like the United Kingdom....More

Thank Robert T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like the Hall of Flame. I have been here on 3 separate occasions with my kids. While it's not a major attraction compared to some museums it's a great spot to kill some time on a hot day. The fire trucks are very cool...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has a ton of artifacts and memorabilia. Obviously, the trucks themselves are the big item are there are tons of them. But there was plenty of other items too, from patches to pewter carvings. I loved the content and it’s extremely well organized...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

I was a Fire Fighter and Fire truck builder of many years and have never seen anything like it anywhere I have traveled an round the world. I would recommend you allow two to four hours to see the equipment and movies about the service.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

The museum houses an extensive array of fire fighting equipment ranging from 1725 until the 1960's. The museum also houses the National Firefighting Hall of Heroes which lists, by year, the more than 2000 firefighters who have perished in the line of duty since the...More

Thank Robvangils
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

This museum has so many fire engines in one place. One was built in the 1700's. Reading about each of the rigs was very enlightening. Fire fighting has come a long way.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We had a couple of hours before our flight from Phoenix so we decided to stop here. I didn’t expect it to be as extensive as it was. Very informative and there was a lot of memorabilia 🚒from many areas of the country and some...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We visited this amazing Museum! It was filled with wonderful fire apparatus. Also had a Memorial to 9-11. Working dispatch center. Fire patches from thousands of fire departments. Well documented in a notebook by state. Made for easily finding the patches you wanted to view....More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

If you like old fire fighting equipment, this is the perfect museum for. Amazing collection of old equipment. Unfortunately you are not able to touch any of the equipment. Alarms will sound if you get too close trying to get a picture of the helmet....More

Thank Amy L
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55kmack
7 February 2016|
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Response from laxmom2mom | Reviewed this property |
The group I went with were 8 year old boys. They had activities that were age group we brought. There are "firetrucks" through the ages but mostly for looking not touching. I hope this helps.
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Leslie F
13 March 2015|
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Response from Yrneh1 | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember, But if you are coming from New York to be here. I am sure it isn't more than the trip and it appears that others have answered the question. Although I will say that the Hall of Flame is a great place to... More
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