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“It's a Hot Spot!”

Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting
Ranked #20 of 228 things to do in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The world's largest firefighting museum chronicles the history of the profession and commemorates fallen firefighters.
Tempe, Arizona
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4 reviews
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“It's a Hot Spot!”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Great place to get up close to fire equipment and learn about firefighting history. Years ago there was a NOVA episode on PBS about the history of fire fighting; this museum reinforced much of what was presented there.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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“good field trip”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

This was a fun trip for my first graders. They take you on a tour of the huge amount of fire engines and gear and then tell a story. The best part was going out back and doing water bucket races and each child getting to spray the hoses.

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Houston, Texas
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107 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Huge collection, wish the a/c had been running better”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

The museum houses a phenomenally large and professionally restored collection of fire memorabilia. It's fun to look at all the trucks, but honestly I got a bit bored about halfway through. Enjoyed "driving" the one truck they had open to sit in and testing out the gear. Depending on how much you read, you can spend 30 min to 3 hours here. We spent about 45 minutes; we probably would've spent more if the a/c had been running well in all the rooms. If you have a AAA membership, you get a discount on admission, which was worth paying.

Visited August 2012
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Scottsdale
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9 reviews
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“Historical and fun”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

i attended a birthday party here with my twp daughters when we first came to the area and it was a lot of fun. The museum has a large assortment of firefighting equipment and vehicles that you can actually touch and feel and they even let the kids climb all over some of them. They had a nice area for birthday cake and such but the best part was the ride on the firetruck. They had restored an old fire engine and they let everyone at the party climb aboard for a shory ride. We went out by the Phoenix Zoo and they had the siren going and it was a lot of fun and the kids enjoyed it too. A really unique place to have a birthday party and the staff was very nice and proud of what they did.

Visited September 2011
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Chandler, Arizona
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10 reviews
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“great history”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

been here more than once, gives school children great opportunities, very informative, I highly recommend. all my grandchildren have loved this place

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