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Fort Bliss and Old Ironsides Museums

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Address: 1735 Marshall Rd, El Paso, TX 79906-3831
Phone Number: 915-568-5412
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Nice Historical Stop

For those interested in the history of an Armored Division from WWII to present, or the history of Fort Bliss and the surrounding area back into the 1800's this is the stop for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Roy F
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Tacoma, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For those interested in the history of an Armored Division from WWII to present, or the history of Fort Bliss and the surrounding area back into the 1800's this is the stop for you. The armor displays out front are testimony to WWII and the Cold War. Inside, the themed displays are informative and well-done.

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of history from all wars. WWI thru present day. Rel tanks and cars with the scenery to match. Great small museum

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I are both retired from the military so we enjoy going to any military base and any museums they have since it is free and you learn a lot from all the branches of service and the roles they have played in the past and present wars. Lots of great pieces of military equipment and it is a... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a great expanding museum located on base. My brother took us here on our visit and it was a great experience. Lots of memorabilia and artifacts. Great exhibits and it's free but the donations help with the expansion and restoration. So donate.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

The museum is quite large and best of all, it is free. Depending on who goes, they will love it, who doesn't love a bunch of tanks. The museum has a wide variety of both friendly and enemy tanks on display, the one piece that is lacking is that it is not very interactive. The positive is that it is... More 

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

My hubby was in old iron sides when stationed in Germany. So it was a nice piece of history for him. Having some items he used back in the early 2000's was neat to see as well. Great time to reflect.

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Thank Erin B
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Lots of up close look at the machines behind wars and battles and the history behind them. Learned a lot! Very interesting place to go to

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I thought this was interesting, although did not feel there was a lot to see. Finding and getting to the visitors building to get a pass was complicated and hard to locate by car. It was not well marked. Once we got to that building it was easy.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

They are in the process of updating the exhibit hall but it is a great place to visit! Loads of military equipment from various eras. Comprehensive history of the Fort and the surrounding area. The Federal Crossings Mall is a great place to grab a bite to eat. Plan to spend a couple of hours to see it all.

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Thank Fechef
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in as had time between flights Museum relocated to old BX. Great use and location of bldg Everything is clean, being brought in freshened up as evidence of care shown in vehicles Great work !! I look forward to seeing in future

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