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Address: 32 Potter Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Phone Number: (801) 581-1251
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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
Roderick19
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Augusta, Georgia

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Fremont, California
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3,543 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Fort Douglas Military Museum on Memorial Day Weekend. Although they were moving, there was still many good exhibits on the war effort. The tanks, planes, cannons, cars, and military trucks that we saw outside was also good. There is also a memorial to 9/11.

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Escondido
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

No problem finding parking on the street outside. We had a bit more problem finding the museum, as they had moved most of it next door! No signs. The exhibits are military in nature, and have a material Viet Nam inclusion. Uniforms, firearms, swords, picture boards and some navel history. Outside are tanks, helicopter, big guns, and similar exhibits. The... More 

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Sunnyvale, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Finally a museum for us men! What was the highlight of my visit to Salt Lake City: the Mormon Tabernacle, Temple Square, Salt Lake Temple, Capitol building, Cathedral of the Madeline? These were the highlights for my wife, but not me! The wife has to drag me out to visit these rose gardens, horticultural exhibits, art museums, fossil museums, churches,... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

I enjoyed looking at all the military artifacts here. There are plenty of uniforms, as well as items from the old base chapel. This is a one building museum, but they also have military vehicles outside. There are tanks, helicopters, and other large equipment items. This museum is free, and worth a visit if you like military history.

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Augusta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
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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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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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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mmkhoffman, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Douglas Military Museum, responded to this review

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Orlando, Florida
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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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