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Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting

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Neighborhood: Camelback East
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Address: 6101 E van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3421
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+1 602-275-3473
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The world's largest firefighting museum chronicles the history of the...

The world's largest firefighting museum chronicles the history of the profession and commemorates fallen firefighters.

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An amazing museum to see the evolution of fire fighting techniques and equipment.

The sheer number of fire trucks and other fire fighting equipment is amazing. If you follow the maps given to you as you enter, you can get a true appreciation for how much fire... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Salt Lake County, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I dropped in on a break from a business trip. For $7.00 you get to see a lot of fire trucks, exhibits and history. However, I wished there was more history on each of the items. The hall of heroes was a little dated as were some of the videos. However, the stories told were good and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sheer number of fire trucks and other fire fighting equipment is amazing. If you follow the maps given to you as you enter, you can get a true appreciation for how much fire fighting science has evolved. The "parade only" fire trucks are spectacular and well maintained. And the gift shop has lots of memorabilia. Be sure to visit... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited several fire museums around North America and this is by far the best, both in presentation and amount of equipment. This museum is housed in four separate buildings that each represent an era or type of fire suppression. It is impressive that this has been the destination for unique equipment and displays from around the world. It... More 

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took our (adult) daughter and her two children (ages 5 and 9). It was great! Joe, the volunteer docent, was wonderful...answering questions and telling us the history of all of the engines and firefighting memorabilia. For a cool, cloudy afternoon with when the kids were not in the pool, it was great. Plus, they are on... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if you never had a role in firefighting this museum is full of interesting history. It brings early AZ history to life. I loved it.

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Stratford nj
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to many firefighting museums but this takes the cake! Such a large collection of both non motorized and motorized apparatus. Collections from all over our country and others. Detailed descriptions of each piece organized in a binder to walk around with as you explore. Patches galore. Enjoyed our visit there!

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a wonderful collection of firefighting equipment. Human pulled inventions from 1700's , many horse drawn wagons & carts with pumping apparatus & hoses. Amazing amount of motorized fire trucks, representing many eras. Fun & informative for adults and children.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good museum with a large array of older equipment that has been very well preserved. Has a live radio dispatch centre that is sending out actual Phoenix Fire Department radio calls. Also two walls in one of the rooms contain patches from hundreds of fire departments - mine included!

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Thank John M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great collection of fire equipment. Has a fabulous play area for the kids. The front staff could be a little friendlier.

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Thank mr9854
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

This is a spectacular display of firefighting equipment and history dating back to the earliest days. A huge collection of equipment which took years to accumulate and restore in top notch condition. No stairs to climb and easy access to all displays. Great section for children to explore and interact with. You can easily cover the displays in a couple... More 

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