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Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting

6101 E. Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008 (Camelback East)
602-275-3473
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Ranked #15 of 129 attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: The world's largest firefighting museum chronicles the history of the profession and commemorates fallen firefighters.
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arizona
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92 reviews 92 reviews
20 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The website states that it is the largest fire fighting museum in the world and after visiting I think it is. Admission is very reasonable at $7.00 and under depending on age. It is very well laid out and if you really enjoy historic vehicles you could easily spend 2-3 hours. You don't really need to just be interested in... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

What a gem we found when we decided to visit this incredible museum which had been covered in an issue of the AAA magazine. There is equipment dating back to 1725 representing firefighting from all over the world. All equipment has been thoroughly restored. We couldn't tour the exhibit without gaining an appreciation for the difficulties, improvements and honor in... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Great place to see collectable old Fire trucks and equipment. Historic museum and also memorial to the 911 Fire fighters, Easy strolling amongst the numerous fire trucks etc. Though dimly lit inside it's a great place for antique buffs and family and kids to explore.

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West Covina, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Did you know mechanical firefighting equipment dates to the early 1700s? In fact a British Newsham Hand Pumper, built in 1730, was the first “fire engine.” Did you know you can see one of these early fire engines, along with 125 pieces of firefighting equipment, at the Hall of Flame in Phoenix, Arizona? The HOF claims to houses the world’s... More

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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This museum has an outstanding number of fire engines from different time periods and places, as well as many pieces of interesting memorabilia. There is one fire engine that kids can climb on and pretend to drive, complete with fire hats they can wear. There is a small kids play area in the back that could really use some renovation... More

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Council Grove
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If you are interested in the history of firefighting, this is a wonderful museum with lots and lots of great items on display!!!

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Ascot
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I'm not a particular 'fan' of fire engines but must admit this collection is mighty impressive. Obviously most are from the US but there are a number from around the world. You are given a folder on entry & this details all the engines & their history. In addition to the engines there is a Hall of Heroes, a display... More

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Orange, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a very well done and professional museum. You get to see a collection of really old firefighting equipment including many full size vehicles. Fun for adults and kids.

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Edmonton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

If you're a current or retired firefighter this is a great place to visit. If you're into restored vehicles and carriages this place is for you too. Even history buffs would enjoy this. Lots of restored fire engines and horse drawn fire carriages.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

From the days of bucket brigades, horsedrawn fire wagons and hand pumps thru the engine-driven firetrucks of the 1940s and '50s. Very impressively restored and/or preserved displays. They even have firemarks from the early days of fire insurance AND insurance fire patrol artifacts. I've never seen those on display in a fire museum before. Very nicely done.

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