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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: +1 915-568-5412
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Must See Museum on Fort Bliss

This is a must see museum for history buffs, and anyone interested in military history. Especially history about the 1st Armored Divisions colorful and amazing history.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 18, 2016
danandjenbarry
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El Paso, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With a history like that of the 1st Armor, I expected more. Pershing's staff car and the role that Patton played in the Mexican raids was interesting. I was disappointed in the number of pieces on display. The best ones were actually outside. Would have liked to have seen more Nazi and Allies pieces from WWII.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This is a must see museum for history buffs, and anyone interested in military history. Especially history about the 1st Armored Divisions colorful and amazing history.

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Aubrey, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed this museum! Great exhibits and lots of things to interest children! Best part of all is that the place is free!

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Acworth, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

First, as others have mentioned, you have to check in and get a pass before they will let you through the gate. This can take a little while (20 minutes for us) but it is worth the wait. Please also note that I was travelling with 2 foreign nationals (Poland and Italy), but there was no problem getting the passes... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

I worked on post for several years and visited the museum several times. I recently had the opportunity to go with an Army veteran. The museum is very well laid out and easy to follow in chronological order of the conflicts and wars. The staff is very helpful and there to answer your questions. Be sure to look at the... More 

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Emory, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Both my children enjoy history so we always make it a point to visit the museums on post when we visit my son. This museum is next to the on post hotel. It's a wonderful museum with lots of information. My youngest son (10) was amazed at the helicopter and tanks that where parked outside beside the hotel. It's something... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Lots of exhibits from Mexican wars through WW2 to more recent conflicts. The exhibition has been thoughtfully laid out and is easy to follow. The staff were very helpful and anxious to advise that great changes are planned and great improvements to be achieved.

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Buda, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Been here many times with friends and family. Always something to see. Be ready to show ID and military gate, but otherwise free of charge to all military museums. Always interesting.

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

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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