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Address: 32 Potter Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Phone Number: (801) 581-1251
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Excellent, but in transition

As noted by other reviewers, the museum is currently moving to a new building. Museum administrators chose to keep the museum open during the move (a great idea, thank you), so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Augusta, Georgia

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

As noted by other reviewers, the museum is currently moving to a new building. Museum administrators chose to keep the museum open during the move (a great idea, thank you), so the specific exhibits available changes almost daily. At this point, I rate the museum at 4 but anticipate it will rate a 5 on my next visit. Our visit... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Unfortunately at the time when we visited the museum was in the process of being moved into a recently renovated adjacent building. Whilst what we saw was interesting, it was a pity that so much had been packed up ready for the move. We'd like to see it again once the move is completed.

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Tooele, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This place has had a revamp and it is beautiful. Love the monuments honoring women in the military. Its free and a great place for families and anyone. If you have not been in a while make sure you go. They also have special events all the time there

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Helena, MT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

this is a very small museum located on the grounds of Fort Douglas in Salt Lake City. It is worth a quick peak. It is staffed by very knowledgeable volunteer docents. Very interesting insights into early Utah history. SEE IT!

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Fountain, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

For a volunteer-run, no-fee museum with free parking, it's great! They don't have a lot of stuff, but if you're familiar with Utah military history, you'll probably appreciate it most.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This military museum has indoor exhibits, as well as outdoor equipment/machinery that you can view. Free parking is available on the street directly in front of the museum.

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Herriman, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I have been fortunate to visit many Military Museums around the western world. This is worth the time, I have been many times and will continue to enjoy the history here.. The Fort Douglas area is storied in history from the State, and the nation. --DO YOUR HOMEWORK-- KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!!

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

The Fort Douglas Military Museum is located on the campus of the University of Utah. It is small, but still provides a lot of information about Utah and its military history. It is not hard to find, as there are vehicles and aircraft outside as you drive up to it. The museum itself is free but donations are accepted. As... More 

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Roy, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

A real tribute to the men and women of the United Stated Military, I felt like I was in the battle field making history, very entertaining for the whole family

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Sandy, UT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Enormous amount of military items and historical information regarding the Army in earlier days... Outside there are old military vehicles and items...

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