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Fort Bliss and Old Ironsides Museums

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Address: 1735 Marshall Rd, El Paso, TX 79906
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+1 915-568-5412
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A great low-key place to visit!

When my daughter and grandchildren came to visit me, I brought them to visit this museum on Ft. Bliss. The kids really liked the museum and had plenty of questions. They were able... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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El Paso, Texas
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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When my daughter and grandchildren came to visit me, I brought them to visit this museum on Ft. Bliss. The kids really liked the museum and had plenty of questions. They were able to touch many of the tanks and helicopters that are just outside the museum. They seemed surprised at the size of the tanks and rockets. I served... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was an unplanned visit as we had visitors from Guatemala visit our home and decided that this was a great place to take them. I had been there before on numerous occasions.

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really well done museum on Ft Bliss dedicated to the First Armored Division Old Ironsides. Displays are awesome and put together very nicely! Many foreign vehicles are on display as well as many US Army!

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Dayton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice military museum. Excellent place for tank and military vehicle enthusiast. Grandchildren learned a lot about the history of Fort Bliss.

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Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 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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