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Address: 1289 N. 2nd Street, Abilene, TX 79601
Phone Number: (325) 677-6515
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Moving experience!

We toured this museum on a rainy day in Abilene. If you are interested in WW II history it was very informative and well laid out. The Holocaust room was gut- wrenching!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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English first
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We toured this museum on a rainy day in Abilene. If you are interested in WW II history it was very informative and well laid out. The Holocaust room was gut- wrenching!

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Sutton, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A great local museum highlighting the Texas contribution to WWII. Excellent displays, lots and lots of photos and letters from local boys at war and run by an extremely well informed group of volunteers. Well worth a visit.

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Mobile, Alabama
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196 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

I was exploring the town on a Sunday and the museum was closed. I did get to see the tanks through the fence around the back of the museum in the parking lot though. Very nice! The muriel on the side of the building was excellent also.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Dad and I ,with my future son in law enjoyed the 'easy road' down History lane. If you are looking for a nice easy break from the normal routine, this museum is pretty awesome and filled with credible data and artifacts. Dad and I are both veterans and we quickly made a connections with the military details, yet our 'guest'... More 

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Billings, Montana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This was a very good display of the 12th Armored division short history. They played an important part in winning WWII. Good photos, displays, information. Three floors of items. Don't miss any. The only thing I would suggest is that they add some information for us non military people to help understand some of the acknomyns. The staff was fiendly... More 

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Louisiana
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365 reviews 365 reviews
99 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My wife and I were in Abilene for the day. Since my dad was a World War II veteran and part of the D-Day invasion and myself being a veteran, we thought it would be nice to visit this museum. First, the credit card machine wouldn't work, therefore they were unable to collect our admission. Secondly, the gentleman in charge... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The 12th Armored Memorial Museum is a fantastic destination. The collection of WWII military equipment is unparalleled in this region. The dioramas in the basement are a detailed and expertly modeled representation of a battle that the 12th Armored Division participated in. It is a pleasure to know that Abilene has a place to represent our WWII vets like the... More 

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I consider this museum to be one of the hidden gems of Abilene, and a wonderful tribute to the 12th Armored Division. My husband and I really enjoyed our visit here. The museum is located on three levels, and the exhibits are excellent. Our favorite feature was the diorama exhibits in the basement -- they were incredible. Haunting and beautiful.... More 

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Fort Stockton, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

We went as part of our city pass. I think city pass is a good deal. My 8 and 9 year old liked it. There were models set up depicting battles. Exhibits of war memorabilia, weapons, uniforms, and pictures. We spent an hour and half here but skipped the holocaust exhibit. I know my grandparents would have loved it just... More 

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Abilene, TX
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87 reviews 87 reviews
23 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

It doesn't seem that way from the outside, but this museum is quite large. Lots of interesting exhibits. I was very surprised that Abilene had a museum of this caliber. If you really want to see everything the museum has to offer, and read up on the different artifacts, make sure you have at least a few hours free. The... More 

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