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12th Armored Museum

1289 N. 2nd Street, Abilene, TX 79601
(325) 677-6515
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Ranked #7 of 16 attractions in Abilene
Type: Museums
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Wichita Falls, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Odessa, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This museum has done a very good job of honoring a part of our military. There are several things to look at, but there is also a lot of reading. The dioramas in the basement were very well done. There are a few military vehicles in the back to look at also.

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Abilene, Texas
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106 reviews 106 reviews
29 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

The history of the 12th Armored Division in WW II in pictures and artifacts are the best. Well organized and interesting exhibits included with a small holocaust exhibit.

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Yucca Valley, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

What a wonderful museum just FULL of artifacts. There are 3 levels and a real history enthusiast could take at least 1/2 day really reading everything. We had 2 kids with us so we only took a couple of hours. Would definitely return if ever in Abilene again.

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128 reviews 128 reviews
79 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This museum has three levels of exhibits and two documentary movies on the holocaust so make sure you allow yourself plenty of time when you visit. Entry fee is minimal. The museum does not receive any funding and is run by the very passionate volunteers who are continuing to upgrade and add more displays. Well worth a visit!

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Abilene, Texas, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

We have visited the museum several times. There is so much to see that one visit isn't enough. Whenever we are headed into the downtown area my teenage son always wants to stop in and look around.

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Amherst, MA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

We spent 3 hours at this museum - it was excellent! Not only did they have information on the tank battalions, but also reconn, engineers, medical, armored infantry, etc. The photos that the veterens have donated are priceless, as well as the artifacts. They also have displays on P.O.W.'s and the concentration camps that the 12th Division liberated. I would... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

We visited the museum on a Tuesday right as it opened and had convenient free parking right across the street. The museum takes about 2 to 3 hours to see from start to finish and there is a lot of information to take in and digest. The nice lady that handled ticket sales and started us with the introductory movie... More

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