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Arizona Military Museum

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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
13:00 - 16:00
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Interesting timeline of American military activities.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

2 Thank MekaMeka
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Jetlaggedbrain
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

3 Thank Oliver S
Chandler, AZ, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

I am a Vietnam veteran and we heard that they had a large display of Vietnam artifacts displayed there. Not only of Vietnam, but some of all wars. I found it very interesting and everything was well displayed. If you know of anyone that would be interested in war memorabilia, it would be a great place to visit. The manager... More 

1 Thank Judy C
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

I think it is only open on Sundays. I took my family there and we enjoyed it.There are a lot of interesting displays.

1 Thank mike m
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

What a great hidden treasure. A little hard to get onto the facility, but do try as it is well worth the effort. Great detail and information is available. Learned a lot of new things about AZ heroes through history.

1 Thank VV_AV8R
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

My God son is into WWII military tanks, planes and armaments. In looking for somewhere to go I discovered the Arizona Military Museum. This is nothing fancy however the exhibits cover eras from the Spanish-American War up to modern times. My God son's eyes lit up when we discovered the helicopter out fitted with arms (decommissioned of course). It's free... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Lots of pieces of equipment which was brought home from Saudi Arabia after the Gulf war. Sad to see, as my husband was part of the group which had to clean up all equipment used In theater. They came home deathly ill. Many have been disabled since '91.

1 Thank Christy H

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