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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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Great Spot for the Whole Family

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Patrick R
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El Paso, Texas
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

If you like tanks and military history this is the place to go. We learned things we didn't know and it was interesting to see all the vehicles they had. If you do not have a military ID, you need to get a visitor pass first. It isn't hard, but we didn't know that and had to drive around again.... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Have to have ID's to enter the base. Close to the gate is the PX area with lots of shopping, some of which is restricted to military only. It is a new (much different than when I was in the Army) well organized area that is easily walk-able to all shops, stores after parking. Many food venues available. If you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Very confusing entrance details...use Sheridon Gate, go to the pass office, go through security, and you have access to the base. Museum huge, interesting history and artefacts. Also loved old bliss reconstructed fort on the base. The base itself is fascinating.

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