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“Personnel did a good job, but not sure why city advertised this” 1 of 5 stars
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El Paso Firefighters Museum
8600 Montana Avenue, El Paso, TX 79925
915-771-1000
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Ranked #35 of 40 Attractions in El Paso
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“Personnel did a good job, but not sure why city advertised this”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2008

I saw this advertised in the city convention bureau's website and thought my five-year old son would enjoy this. The site stated that it would include two antique fire engines and various types of firefighting equipment.
Unfortunately, the two fire engines are about it. The engines were pretty cool, however. One of them being more than 100 years old (1898 ) and still functional. The other is about 75 years old. The showroom with the two engines also shows two pieces of communications equipment and that is really about it. The officer in charge at the fire station stated that there was plenty of things to show, but really no place to display it (most of the museum quality stuff is in storage).
Despite the lack of attractions in the museum, the firefighter did an excellent job of making up the difference as my son was really looking forward to this (an A+ effort). He allowed him to get inside a fire engine and took him on a walk/talk through tour of the vehicle. It was a pretty good way of making up for the city's folly.
If you decide you want to take a tour of this "museum" I suggest you give a call first (I actually think it might be awkward for you if you don't). The site is actually the front lobby of the fire station (the receptionist sits in the middle of a bunch of fire station administrative offices which make up this active location). It'd be a shame to go all the way out there to be turned away due to an event happening in the city. If the fire fighter doesn't give you this tour around an active engine, your trip will last about 5 minutes as it is in one room (as I said not much of a museum. For us the trip lasted about 20 minutes with about 15 dedicated to the talking tour around the active engine.

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