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U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery & Fort Bliss Museum

1735 Marshall Rd, El Paso, TX 79906
915-568-5412
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Ranked #15 of 48 attractions in El Paso
Type: Military Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 11, 2014
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Lots of information and great for military history buffs. Easy parking-signage while off-base could be better but on base really clear. Old Ironsides pictures and the General Patton pictures are really cool. I thought Ft. Knox had a good one but this one ranks right up there!

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is now the 1st Armored Division - Old Ironsides Museum, since they are moving them in and air defense out. Disappointed because air defense equipment is the entire reason we went.

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Dothan, Alabama
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150 reviews 150 reviews
22 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

What a wonderful place to connect the dots of history! This museum has many awesome displays to highlight the powerful service our military has contributed to this nation in the areas of Air Defense Artillery and more. I spent about two hours here, but wish I had time to spend much more. On my next trip to El Paso, I... More

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El Paso, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Great place to bring the kids if you're nearby and need something to do! Getting to stand face-to-face with actual attack choppers and tanks is a one-of-kind experience for many of us civilians!

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I visited while stationed to Fort Bliss. If you are into military vehicles then this is a must-see. My mom and siblings flew down to El Paso to visit while I had some days on leave so naturally I took them to an Army themed museum. They really liked it, I think my mom mostly enjoyed me explaining some different... More

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The U. S. Army Air Defense Artillery and Fort Bliss Museum is an excellent historical discovery about air defense artillery. The museum is beautifully appointed, air conditioned, and has clean restrooms. The museum is currently in the old Fort Bliss PX. There are many displays with artifacts, as well as displays in the parking lot with larger equipment, to include... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

Free entrance once you are on post-Ft Bliss- museum is easy to find but is a bit lacking in exterior curb appeal. It has several good outdoor displays, including several historical American tanks and vehicles, a German V-2 rocket, a HAWK Missle system, a T-34/76, and a T-72. Inside is a small auditorium, past that is the museum proper. It... More

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El Paso, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

In its entirety it is an average museum. However, it is on the fast track of improvement. Also, there is a wonderful section on the Red Baron "kill" theories - very interesting! Super section on the past, present and growing participation of women in the Armed Forces.

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Lubbock, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This museum is very interesting for those of us interested in military history as well as the local Fort Bliss angle. I was at this Fort years ago when I was in the Army so I appreciated that aspect of the Museum. It's a good size museum but not so large one gets bored with too many displays of related... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We went to the museum with high hopes to be disappointed. the parking lot is full of tanks and other weapons but few explanations. this held true for the interior very few explanations of what we were looking at. we also had to share the room with the soldiers being trained on sexual harassment. the receptionist explained that everything was... More

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