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General George S. Patton Memorial Museum

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Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Out of the Way, but Next to I-10 if Passing By.

This museum is far from a major population center, but a few hundred feet off I-10. If you are... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2018
Kenneth L
Los Angeles, California
Good Stopping in point off I-10 for the whole family, Chiriaco Summit, CA 92201

The General George S. Patton Memorial and Museum is worth a visit. Start your visit with the... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2018
Orange County
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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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2 Chiriaco Summit Road, Chiriaco Summit, CA 92201
+1 760-227-3483
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent collection of artifacts from 20th-century conflicts and information about the unprecedented training facilities and maneuvers that prepared our troops for WWII. Take a few minutes out of your travels to appreciate this small museum that goes into great detail about what it was like...More

Thank Lisa J
Reviewed June 15, 2018

This is a small museum dedicated to the history of General Patton and his experience here at the Desert Training Center, which was once 18,000 square miles! There is a historic map used by the Metropolitan Water District in the 1920's, for congressional hearings to...More

Thank Tim S
Reviewed May 30, 2018

This museum is far from a major population center, but a few hundred feet off I-10. If you are heading east or west along this highway, it is easy to stop by for an hour or two. It is also about ten miles from the...More

Thank Kenneth L
Reviewed May 25, 2018

Not the most impressive place to visit (am an army man myself) but fine that Patton is remembered. For that reason worth a visit.

Thank 269jacob
Reviewed March 31, 2018

We visited the museum while in Palm Springs. It was an interesting stop if you are a history fan. We learned a fair bit about General Patton and why the museum is located here. If you have a bit of time to spend, stop in...More

Thank ngg999
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Will we ever again have leaders like General George S. Patton? In this desolate area he trained raw recruits for desert duty in Africa against Rommel's troops in WWII. What an inhospitable area! Museum had great topo map of areal Lots of cases/shelving containing troop...More

1  Thank mungie2014
Reviewed February 25, 2018

The General George S. Patton Memorial and Museum is worth a visit. Start your visit with the introductory film. The indoors area is the history of the General Pattton the Desert Military training grounds during World War II. Very interesting exhibits. Outside is the military...More

1  Thank lovetotravel92630
Reviewed January 27, 2018

The whole town of Chiriaco is a good story. Mr. Chiriaco bought up the land to make a gas station and store when he heard that there were plans to put a highway through in the late 20's. Then in WWII Patton set up a...More

Thank panama2000
Reviewed January 11, 2018

Looking for a distraction on the path from LA to Phoenix on I-10, this might be just the thing. The museum is dedicated to Gen Patton, and the Desert Training Camps set up in WW2 to prep the troops for Africa service. At the moment...More

Thank DJ-USA
Reviewed January 9, 2018

This was a great stop. The museum explained the part that Patton played in the training of Army Personal in the desert, preparing them for going to North Africa during WWII.

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Tim S
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Response from Kenneth L | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it depends on your interest level, we spent about an hour and a half. We went a few months ago and it is changing, so there might be more to see when you go. We went in February, it would probably be hotter when you go... More
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Response from Noel E | Reviewed this property |
There is a fee to enter; however, if you're a veteran its free.