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“Great museum and very different”
Review of Fort Huachuca Museum - CLOSED

Fort Huachuca Museum
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Owner description: This museum explores the history of the U.S. Army in the Southwest.
tchrs
Level 6 Contributor
360 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Great museum and very different”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Make sure you have ID and all your insurance papers to get onto the base. That is the biggest hassle. The museum tells a wonderful story with lots of other history about both the area and the base. It took us 2 hours to visit as my husband was always taking time to read all the descriptions.

The story of the Buffalo soldiers would be appropriate for children of maybe 8 years or older. All adults would appreciate a very different life that the black soldiers endured in the army of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Make sure you take time for a look at the historic buildings - driving tour map sometimes available - and if hungry ask about eating at the OCS.

Visited March 2013
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English first
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“military buff”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

this is more adult oriented. Kids mind find this boring. If you like history its worth going to. Its worth your trip to drive around the base. Nice

Visited March 2013
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Thank melishae
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Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Hidden Treasure”
Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

We were going by the base for different reasons and found out they had a museum. It turned out to be 3 museums! There was so much information about the history of the area and the Fort. Expect to show ID to get on base.

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Victoria, British Columbia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Foreign visitor ? Be warned”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

I found the little brochure on Fort Huachuca at a tourist information centre and read it through carefully. As a Canadian visitor interested in the Indian Wars it looked just the place to visit. I did the hour-long drive from my holiday base and arrived safely at the main gate. That is as far as I got. Even though I had plenty of identification with me I was turned away as a foreign national. Apparently I would have had to find an American citizen with some authority to accompany me on a museum visit. I can understand the need for security in an ongoing military establishment but surely the ramifications for potential foreign visitors should be clearly stated in the museums' tourist brochures. Disappointing.

Visited February 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
192 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Be sure to go to both buildings”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

My favorite part of this museum was the family life exhibit that describes how early army families lived, worked and played. This is way off the beaten path so do not attempt unless you love museums and especially military museums.

Visited June 2012
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