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12th Armored Museum

Address: 1289 N. 2nd Street, Abilene, TX 79601
Phone Number: (325) 677-6515
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Ranked #6 of 11 Attractions in Abilene
Type: Museums
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Billings, Montana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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358 reviews 358 reviews
99 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
23 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
32 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Brisbane
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131 reviews 131 reviews
80 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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