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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 #10 of 30 things to do in Abilene
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
11 reviews 11 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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Top Contributor
363 reviews 363 reviews
99 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 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
29 helpful votes 29 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
58 helpful votes 58 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
32 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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