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Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting

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Neighborhood: Camelback East
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Address: 6101 E. Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone Number: 602-275-3473
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Lots of Firetrucks

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... read more

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

What an interesting museum and certainly great for any age from toddlers to the elderly! Amazing display of all things fire and rescue! We were tickled to learn that all of the helpful staff were volunteers! The museum also has a large wonderful selection in their gift shop! Great place to spend the day!

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

An unassuming exterior, though once inside, it is impressive. I couldn't believe how much time we spent and how large the collection of engines was. Three generations enjoyed the experience together!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is one of the best and most complete collections of historical fire apparatus that I have seen. I could spend days reading all the information available.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This place is terrific. You don't have to be a fire buff to enjoy it. The building is not very large, but the collection is top notch. You will see equipment ranging from the mid 1800's up to the mid 20th century. Everything from horse drawn to motorized snorkels. Additionally, there are very moving displays dedicated to firefighters that gave... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Being that I am in the Public Safety Field this museum was interesting to see how far firefighting has come since the 1700s. The oldest piece of equipment is from 1725. I also enjoyed the communications section and hearing live calls from Phoenix Fire Department. This is a huge museum with many large pieces of fire apparatus. We used a... More 

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Huron, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The HoF is a very interesting museum, with an extensive collection of firefighting equipment beginning with horse-drawn carriages. Our entire family (including our 2 kids, ages 11 & 5) enjoyed our visit. I would have spent even more time there, if our 5 y.o. had more patience! There are retired firefighters on staff to answer any questions. Highly recommended.

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is such a great place that walks visitors through the history of fire fighting. Fire apparatus is everywhere ranging from the earliest days, to modern day. The memorial and tribute to the FDNY fire fighters who were killed on 9/11/01 was a special tough. This is the perfect place for families. Kids will love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I visited this years ago, but evidently never finished my review until TripAdvisor brought it up. I still remember how extensive their exhibits were. They even had memorabilia from nearby my small, remote archipelago.

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Additional Information about Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting

Address: Address: 6101 E. Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone Number: 602-275-3473
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Camelback East
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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