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General George S. Patton Memorial Museum

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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If you like History and Military stuff - This is a Good Stop.

Coming across the Mojave - by chance found this Museum. Really interesting information and movie... read more

Reviewed January 30, 2019
Pomeroy, Ohio
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
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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 1 week ago

A bit about General Patton, but more on WWI and mostly WWII. Many uniforms, and the few Nazi/German ones made it worthwhile. Hitler’s quote they had about lying made me think of current People in our government.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 30, 2019

Coming across the Mojave - by chance found this Museum. Really interesting information and movie and the training of troops in the desert before they were sent to N. Africa. An abundance of tanks and equipment - alot of it is in need of repair...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

The museum is split into 2 folds - the inside displays collection of items used during WW2 - the outside is a playground filled with tanks The outside is really the amazing thing to visit. You can even enter a tank

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank yveslouisp
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Yes, it is out of the way from the star of the area, Palm Springs. However, it's just an hour east on the 10 and a nice diversion. I was already well steeped in History, having seen the excellent Palm Springs Air Museum. I saw...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank mikecarp
Reviewed October 13, 2018

This is in the middle of nowhere. I stopped after a driving event at chuckwalla raceway. Certainly stop if you’re driving by...wouldn’t bother unless you’re a tank enthusiast or a Patton fan. I found the history inside far more interesting than the tanks and other...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

We only had about 40 minutes to visit this museum,(they close at 4:30) could have easily spent another hour there. So MUCH to read and see, be sure to take the time to walk around all of the tanks outside. Frank was the museums guide,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank vickiwildtree
Reviewed July 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ridemorefearless
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Tim S
May 31, 2018|
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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
Grant K
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There is a fee to enter; however, if you're a veteran its free.