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Fire Museum of Memphis

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Address: 118 Adams Ave., Memphis, TN 38112
Phone Number: 901-320-5650
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Interactive new museum.

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A good trip when you can't think of anything else to do and the kids need some diversion with a big does of education

When this exhibit was at the old Memphis Zoo, I loved looking at the old horse drawn fire engine wagon. It was inside of a glassed in building and I imagined riding on it and just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

When this exhibit was at the old Memphis Zoo, I loved looking at the old horse drawn fire engine wagon. It was inside of a glassed in building and I imagined riding on it and just playing with all the fire equipment. But, I'm sure that was the reason it was encased in a secure building. This is still a... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The museum is very educational and it was a good hands on experience in the life of a firefighter and EMS. We went for a birthday party and really had a good time. The most memorable part was the dark room, which stimulates a room filled with smoke.

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Mainly a self guided tour but staff gave us loads of information too. Was really interesting and I loved seeing the old fire trucks and finding out how things had changed over the years. The video showing how fast a fire can take hold was scary but well done. Well worth a visit.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We took our 2 and 4 year old children right when they opened at 9am on a Wednesday morning. We were the only people there the entire time, but the staff was very attentive and friendly and helped us find our way and do all of the activities. The kids play area is AMAZING! There is a fire engine that... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Nice little museum just off the main strip in Memphis - well worth the entrance fee. Some great exhibits.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This MADE our four year old boy's fire fighter dreams come true! They have all kinds of hands on activities that are perfect for the 3-6 year set.

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Once we found parking & paid for a 'family pack' for $30 (one adult, one teen & 2 younger kids) we started our walk-thru. One of the workers was either extra helpful or bored because we were the only people visiting at that time, but either way he offered to give us a tour! I'm not sure if he expected... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We visited in September as part of our Deep South driving tour (sorry for the delay!!). At first we were disappointed to find that the museum was in the middle of a refurb and officially wasn't open as not all exhibits were accessible. We were a little disappointed as my father is a retired UK fireman and I thought he... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The place has several life size play in fire trucks and activities for younger kids to run, jump and have fun in. Its got great education, focused more to young kids. For us adults we were a little bored, but the kids were having a blast!

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Helston
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

What a totally bizarre experience! You have to see this once in your lifetime just to see how totally whakey and nuts our American cousins really are! We have trooping the colour and changing the guard they have...the Peabody ducks!!! So you have one of the most expensive and lavish hotels in Memphis parading 5 very ordinary Malard ducks up... More 

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Additional Information about Fire Museum of Memphis

Address: Address: 118 Adams Ave., Memphis, TN 38112
Phone Number: 901-320-5650
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
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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