Fort Bliss and Old Ironsides Museums

Fort Bliss and Old Ironsides Museums, El Paso

Fort Bliss and Old Ironsides Museums

Fort Bliss and Old Ironsides Museums
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Jennifer W
Bradenton, FL12 contributions
Ft. Bliss is on a special lockdown right now.
Jun 2020 • Family
The base is closed to all non military personnel ( other than family and retired or VA) I could not get in with my parents who are retired military without a pass to go to their awesome PX here. I could have waited at the visitor center in a line 59 deep to get a pass but it's around 100 degrees outside. They are on a special lockdown code right now with all this chaos going on. So keep that in mind if you are interested in going to the base.
Written June 16, 2020
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John B
Sierra Vista, AZ150 contributions
Must See for Military Buffs
Feb 2020
Stop and tour the displays if you love military hardware. Good layout to wander around, read information and the pieces are well kept. You'll 'tank' me later!
Written March 1, 2020
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Roger B
Alta Loma, CA34 contributions
Tanks very much :)
Dec 2019
I love history especially about war and what it has tought us. I have to many was historical museums in the US and Europe. The Tanks and other Armored units here and the vignettes being set up inside with it's history are truly amazing and rival the Smithsonian Washinton DC and the World War 2 museum of New Orleans. Great Job
Written December 28, 2019
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Travellingdude2
Michigan231 contributions
Great Museum on Fort Bliss
Dec 2019
We loved the museum and the staff was great. We weren't familiar with Fort Bliss but got good directions from staff after getting our passes to enter
Written December 15, 2019
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Angeles
Burien, WA1,519 contributions
Good place to kill time before going to the airport.
Dec 2019
This museum is located close to the airport so it is a good place to spend your time before catching your flight. Lots of weapons from World War II and more recent. Big location for the display. On the day we visited, we were the only ones in this huge building. There were buckets around the building catching the rain water leaking through the roof. Be sure to check what entrance to use. We used our Apple GPS and it took us to a wrong gate. Fortunately, the guard let us in anyway.
Written December 13, 2019
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TravelerRog
Columbus, OH180 contributions
Excellent Armor Museum
Oct 2019 • Friends
A very large Museum with lots of armored vehicles, well displayed. Be sure to check when it's open before visiting.
Written November 4, 2019
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Václav Fanfule
1 contribution
Must see museum for anyone interested in military
Oct 2019
Free admission, you have to go through correct gate to be allowed to go in. Mostly focused on world war II stuff.
Written October 29, 2019
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dougf74
Princeton, TX1,032 contributions
visites while doing business on base
Oct 2019 • Business
I was on Ft Bliss and had a chance to go there
great history that included tanks and other vehicles such as ww2 German motorcycle and Soviet tank.
free admission but they take donations
just a walk from freedom crossings and holiday inn express
Written October 18, 2019
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wOrldTrav39
Irvine70 contributions
Hard to Access - Be Prepared
Sep 2019
It was very difficult to access the correct gate and then to access the base. It is unfortunate that this Museum is on the base due to the necessary security process to get through the gate if you are not military. You cannot enter the main gate but you have to find the Chaffee Gate which my GPS did not send me to. Once there you have to go through the cumbersome but necessary process to get a pass. On my visit the MP was helpful but the civilian not helpful or friendly even though we were clearly a family who needed some guidance.. Everyone in the group must go into the office to show ID and get a pass. You have to show your ID again at the gate even after you have the pass. Unfortunately there are no signs on the base to direct you to the Museum but GPS works if you have reception. The Museum itself was great and the personnel there were friendly and helpful. We recommend a visit but be prepared to get through the lengthy process to access it..
Written October 2, 2019
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Ruth Collins
Brackley, UK10 contributions
Awesome place
Sep 2019 • Friends
As not US non military, it's a bit of an ordeal getting your visitors pass but once you're in, it's well worth it. Make sure you take passport and driving license to be safe. Once in the base few people seem to know where the museum is but we found Google Maps works a treat.
Well worth a visit.
Written September 28, 2019
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Fort Bliss and Old Ironsides Museums is open:
  • Wed - Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


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