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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 #16 of 128 attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: The world's largest firefighting museum chronicles the history of the profession and commemorates fallen firefighters.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I didn't know about this place (and I've lived in AZ for over 30 yrs) until a charity I work with had an event here. Which, by the way is a VERY cool idea as they have the facilities to accomodate a large group and you can cater in food, tables, etc. What a JOY to come here...you can follow... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The hall of flame museum has an excellent display of fire fighting history. But it is roped off and not to be touched. This is not a place for young children. They cannot run around or touch the equipment. There is a small area in the back they can play in and part of a truck to climb on but... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I honestly didn't know exactly what to expect, but I wasn't going to let the chance to go to a place called Hall of Flame pass me by. I was really happy in finding this somewhat hidden museum to be incredibly interesting. They have a huge collection of hand- and horse drawn vehicles in addition to the motorized ones. The... More

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Suisun City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We visited in January. The volunteers that work here are knowledgable and willing to take their time with you. We took our time taking pictures and reading about the engines. The directory of badges helps you fine your town firefighter badge. That was a lot do fun. They had hundreds of them. They have parade engines and old pump engines.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Take time to soak in all of the various fire fighting equipment and take a some quiet time to view the Hall of Heroes and tribute to the 9/11/01 Firefighters and First Responders who lost their lives. Children will enjoy the many hands on exhibits. An excellent example of the history of firefighting in the US and the world. Good... More

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Lodi, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We visited this museum since the title looked interesting and found it to be much more than interesting. They give you a binder which lists all the attractions/items when you enter and then you return it when you leave. Very good idea and this is a vast museum and more exhibits than we had imagined. It includes the 9/11/2001 and... More

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Berryville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Whether you are a firefighter or just someone who is interested in engineering and mechanical things, the Hall of Flame is a great way to spend an afternoon. I am a firefighter and have visited numerous museums and the Hall of Flame is one of the most comphrehensive. They do a good job of providing the history and the context... More

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Orange City, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

It was an interesting place to visit and there is alot of things to see. However, considering that there were hardly any people visiting the museum it would have been nice if the staff actually interacted with the public and possibly took them on a semi guided tour or at least offered to do so if people were interested. It... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Checked out the museum when I was on a golf trip with my dad. I am afirefighter so it was great to see the history of firefighting here and actually found my departments crest on the wall of crests. So much history to see . Definitely check it out!

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Beloit
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I didn't know what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised with an extensive collection of fire trucks, memorial tributes, information about various types of firefighting, and a hands-on area for kids. Be sure to check out the index to find a patch from your hometown among the 5,000 framed!

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