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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 #11 of 93 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The world's largest firefighting museum chronicles the history of the profession and commemorates fallen firefighters.

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North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

This little museum far surpassed expectations. They have lots of beautiful old fire engines and wagons that you can examine closely. The fireman at the door sold our tickets and loaned us a book that gave details of each exhibit. We only had about an hour before we had to leave for the airport, and we did not think we... More

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Alamosa, Colorado
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172 reviews 172 reviews
16 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Went with my husband, a retired volunteer firefighter. We both thought the museum was excellent and liked the separate rooms for each type of rigs. It was very educational to see fire apparatus from the 1700s and the ornate fire trucks that were used for parades. We really enjoyed the National Firefighting Hall of Heroes and the tribute to 9/11.... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

It is a smaller site but has a lot of exhibits. The children loved the hands on part. They liked being able to get into the fire engines and wear the fire hats.

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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162 reviews 162 reviews
43 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is a must see for anyone interested in the history of fire engines & equipment in the U.S. The museum is easily manageable all on one floor. Done in historical fashion the museum depicts the progress made by fire equipment through time. We were with another couple who has owned a fire engine and they couldn't believe the thought... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

They did a great job arranging all of the fire trucks, they really maximized their space so I did not feel as though I had to do a lot of walking but I also did not feel like the facility was "cluttered". Young or old, there is something for everyone!

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Nanaimo, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Excellent restorations of dozens of fire engines, and firefighting paraphernalia, dating back over 200 years.

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Sun City West, Arizona
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We took our two grandchildren (ages 4 and 10) to this museum and all four of us ended up really enjoying the experience. The ten year old and I got caught up in the excitement of the live call center and map showing all the actual calls coming in to the city of Phoenix fire fighters. The four year old... More

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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Liked this museum although i have been to better. But it's has a very good 9/11 tribute with a fascinating insight into how this affected first responders and brings the human side the news does not always report. I found that very good. A lot of fire trucks through the ages including some British exhibits and a great shop well... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have taken several different children here and they have all loved it. The children can climb on one of the fire trucks, put on the fireman's hat and coat, etc.

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

Great place to take the kids. If you run out of places of interest to take your out of town guests this is it.

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