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Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting

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Address: 6101 E. Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone Number: 602-275-3473
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Description: The world's largest firefighting museum chronicles the history of the...
The world's largest firefighting museum chronicles the history of the profession and commemorates fallen firefighters.
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Don't underestimate this place.

I bought tickets for the museum on Groupon (they aren't that much in person though). We'd never been here before and I thought it'd be a fun, quick weekend thing to do with our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I bought tickets for the museum on Groupon (they aren't that much in person though). We'd never been here before and I thought it'd be a fun, quick weekend thing to do with our girls. My husband was pretty skeptical, and he doesn't like being dragged around museums very much. Boy were he and I surprised! This places is wicked... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went with a Boy Scout Troop and it was very educational and interactive. The parents enjoyed the trip just as much as the kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We stopped in because my dad and I are both in the emergency services. What we found was a very nice collection that does a great job of telling the story of the fire service. They had great collection of early steam pumpers and ladder wagons. They also had great examples of early motorized fire trucks. If you are looking... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We come to Phoenix often and no one knows about this place. What a shame. It's $7 for adults ($1 off for seniors and AAA members). Kids are less. It's the largest Firefighting Museum in the world. 60 fire trucks/engines from human powered to fully mechanized. There's hands on stuff for the kids and a memorial that is sobering. If... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Wow what a cool place. I was a volunteer FF in the 1990's and this brought back some memories. This is not a local historical museum , it’s a global environment. Many things from the USA, France, England etc. This is a self guided tour. They provide you with a binder with numbers to match every single transport apparatus which... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I loved this museum....particularly because I was a volunteer fire fighter for three years, and now I am a Paramedic. This amazing museum takes you from the very first bucket brigades right up to modern fire fighting. This is an excellent venue for all ages, and a great afternoon tour on a hot summer day!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A gem of a little museum in Phoenix. I've lived here 25 and finally visited it. What a surprise. I went alone and spent 1.5 hrs enthralled by the exhibits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We absolutely loved this museum. There are several halls with plenty of old and new timer fire trucks. Walls filled with patches from fire departments around the world. A collection of helmets and a seperate hall to remember the fallen firemen and firewomen. I got goosegumps from the wallpainting here. The not so talkative lady at the entrance handed us... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

You'll be done in 10 minutes. That's really all I have to say about it because it's so basic but I have to write more characters in order for the review to qualify.

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Very interesting to see the old types of fire fighting equipment. Ones pulled by men, then horses, then engines. Some were just for parades. Only one that you can climb on and touch. Great kids play area. Many of the engines have been restored. They all looked great and was worth the admission price.

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