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General George S. Patton Memorial Museum

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Address: 2 Chiriaco Summit Road, Chiriaco Summit, CA 92201
Phone Number: 760-227-3483
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Honoring General Patton's life and legacy, the Patton Memorial Museum pays...

Honoring General Patton's life and legacy, the Patton Memorial Museum pays particular attention to the general's command in the California Desert Training Center.

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Not on the beaten path but very informative with facts and accurate displays. All parents with teen agers and younger would do well to stop and educate a population that have no... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Santa Maria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not on the beaten path but very informative with facts and accurate displays. All parents with teen agers and younger would do well to stop and educate a population that have no clue what our seniors did to preserve our freedom 75 years ago. Displays are indoor and WWII vehicles are outside. I'm a war baby who's dad served with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of artifacts and entertaining displays. The museum is a great spot to stop and stretch, after a long drive. Fair price. Kids are welcome. Don't skip the Da Vinci exhibition.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting little museum in the middle of nowhere! Lot of war artifacts and a lot of tank displays on the outside. Great place to stop and stretch your legs and learn a little history about WWII.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

We enjoyed our stop at The General S Patton Memorial Museum. As we get older stops like this are very worth while. The museum is modest and the presentation are not wow inspiring but they do inform you about the importance of this WW 2 training ground. I would recommend a stop for all WW 2 history buffs....

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Interesting museum inside and entry only $6. However if you don't have time, or are visiting after hoursthere is still a lot you can see - for free. The war hardware is in the yard, all well signposted. And near the vehicle entrance arr some Leonardo da Vinci models - Catapults and the like (see photos)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Neat museum with lots of artillery to look at. Fair price. $6 for entrance. A ton of information on the area and General Patton.

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Globe, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We pulled off at Chiriaco Summit today to gas up and eat at the cafe, and made time to visit the museum next door. The museum is modest, the interior exhibits are excellent, and they tell about the WWII training with Patton (a true hero!) at that location. There is a wide array of firearms and soldier's gear that was... More 

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Placentia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We drove to Tucson from Los Angeles for a funeral. It’s a long trip. Along the way, we decided to stop and check out the George S. Patton Memorial Museum at Chiriaco Summit. We were glad we stopped! In a dusty patch of California desert is an amazing collection of WWII memorabilia, along with a lot of items from other... More 

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Sun City, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Awesome WWII museum erected in tribute to General George S. Patton on the site of the entrance of Camp Young, part of the Desert Tank/Mech Inf. training center of World War II. Lots of WWII displays & artifacts with a short video indoors. Many Tanks from the period as well as a few from Viet Nam era outside. Makes for... More 

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

What a surprise, to find a museum of this quality in the desert. It is so full,of WW2 memorabilia it will take hours to pursue all the exhibits. The yard outside the building has tanks that were used in WW2. If your on interstate 10 it is well worth the to stop and see the museum. It is next a... More 

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