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General George S. Patton Memorial Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Little piece of history

Dropped by this rest area on the way back to California and discovered the museum. Did not pay to... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2017
Singapore, Singapore
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Cool Piece of History

Stopped on the way to Anaheim from Phoenix and was not disappointed. Stopped to stretch our legs... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2017
Phoenix, Arizona
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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 November 8, 2017

Drove a long way and the museum itself was nice but the area that had all the vehicles was closed to the public for whatever reason. Kind of a let down. Overall a very cool place off the beaten track.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Christian D
Reviewed September 20, 2017

Folks, had a dear friend not driven me through the wretched desert heat to this place (and its neighboring tourist-trap restaurant and antique store) I would never have known it existed. Ever. And I like to believe I'm a strong supporter of our troops. Outside,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

Dropped by this rest area on the way back to California and discovered the museum. Did not pay to enter as we were in a hurry to hit Palm Springs but just walked around the exterior and saw interesting tankers and items from the world...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank dynamic14
Reviewed August 11, 2017

Stopped on the way to Anaheim from Phoenix and was not disappointed. Stopped to stretch our legs, we assumed this was just a little tourist trap but came to find the area has a lot of history and the reason for the location is because...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank peachperfect
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

We were headed from Los Angeles to Phoenix and ran into this museum. It has tons of interesting artifacts and one of the best parts is that so much is donated by veterans. Great video about the Desert Training Center set up there by Patton....More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank SueCrew
Reviewed July 27, 2017

My husband was very excited to see this place and the tanks they have there. Unfortunetly the yard was being redone and we could not go into the tank area.That was a real bummer. Other than that it was a very nice place to visit.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank lmb817
Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

Good place to see if you're in the area or heading to Joshua Tree. The museum is small but bursting with displays, lots of interesting things from trench art to models. It lacks a gift shop but was told this was due to funding and...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank calieire
Reviewed June 21, 2017

One of the best museums I've seen dedicated to one man. The memorabilia was unbelievable. The display of armaments and uniforms were numerous and nicely displayed. They have a tank yard (which was closed when I was there) but you can still see the tanks...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank TravelinMan678
Reviewed April 30, 2017

This place was on the bucket list for a long time and we visited a few days ago. We were impressed with the General Patton statue at the entrance, and the staff we met were all very friendly. Entering the museum, there is a tremendous...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank mike m
Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

I came here expecting to find out about legendary General George Patton but was hugely disappointed! The museum bears his name but that's mainly to attract you to this location, largely based on Patton's creation of the huge desert tank training center who trained over...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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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
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Response from NEofAZ | Reviewed this property |
There is a fee to enter; however, if you're a veteran its free.