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General George S. Patton Memorial Museum

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Address: 2 Chiriaco Summit Road, Chiriaco Summit, CA 92201
Phone Number: 760-227-3483
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Description: Honoring General Patton's life and legacy, the Patton Memorial Museum pays...
Honoring General Patton's life and legacy, the Patton Memorial Museum pays particular attention to the general's command in the California Desert Training Center.
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Really cool stop during long drive to eat, fuel up and stretch legs. Teenage boys found it interesting and the tanks in the desert were cool.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Really cool stop during long drive to eat, fuel up and stretch legs. Teenage boys found it interesting and the tanks in the desert were cool.

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Fort Gratiot, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

An easy stop off the I-10 with affordable admission. I thought there was more WWII memorabilia and less about Patton's life, but interesting nonetheless. Also included is an outdoor area with army vehicles, although you aren't allowed in or on them. I enjoyed the video the most. When the four of us got back to our car, Dave summed it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This had quite a collection of WWII memorabilia. The docent we had was quite knowledgeable and seemed to have a real affection for the museum. Well worth the price of admission.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A nice little private museum with lots of great stuff from WWII to modern war efforts. An easy stop while traveling I10 with food and gas options at the same travel center.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

If you like history on our wars they have many displays from World War1 to the present. Some tanks and trucks outside. The cost is $5 per person, with discounts for over 62, military, and students. We watched the 26 minute video of Patton during the war. Total time there was maybe 1hr 30 min. About 45 min from the... More 

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This small museum has an amazing variety of exhibits, many related to General Patton but also to history of other wars, Korea, the holocaust, etc. Very interesting display of WWII nurse memorabilia. Also "trench art" that I had never heard of before. And the number of tanks parked outside the building is much greater than I would expect just looking... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Well worth the sometimes challenging drive up the summit - mainly due to the truckers not staying in the right lane, so take your patience .. However, once there you'll be glad you came. Not fancy by any means - which is another sad reflection on our government's spending choices. My Dad was in the Battle of the Bulge, so... More 

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Scottsdale, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I've been driving past this place for years and finally stopped because I'm reading about WWII in North Africa. Can't believe I didn't visit much sooner. The museum has a lot of information and artifacts from not just about Patton and WWII, but also WWI, Korea, Vietnam, and the Middle East. The topo map of southern California and Arizona is... More 

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Buckeye, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My 14 year old son and I stopped off here on our way to San Diego from Arizona. It was time to stretch our legs and get fuel. There's a gas station across the parking lot. My son loves tanks and there were several here to check out. Inside the museum there were several displays to show what war was... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This was a place to visit with the utmost respect and awe of those who served under Patton. There were comprehensive displays and a video depicting camp young which is where the musuem is located. As we wove our way through the museum, perhaps the most touching moment came when a bus pulled up with about 10 men in uniform.... More 

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