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“Off the beaten path, but a treasure” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of the Horse Soldier

Museum of the Horse Soldier
Ranked #26 of 261 things to do in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Off the beaten path, but a treasure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I lived in Tucson for 23 years and had no idea this was here. I googled sights and found this. What a little treasure! Tucked away in Trail Dust Town off of Tanque Verde, you have to want to find it. Inside it tracks the history of the horse soldier and his mission. Horsemen will appreciate the evolution of bridles, bits, and saddles. The docents are very knowledgeable and happy to take questions. This museum is very focused in its collection, and may not appeal to all. From my perspective though, worth the visit.

Visited March 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A Tucson gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

After reading reviews and visiting their website, my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this gem of a museum. The owner has taken great care to amass a treasure of memorabilia and has formed exhibitions that are both well thought out and thought provoking. We will be back and will encourage our friends to visit, too.

Visited July 2013
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Gilbert, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very Impressed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I want to say thanks again to the caretaker/owner for his personal guided tour through this very nice facility. We were very impressed with the quality and quantity of Horse Soldier items on display. Although very new, this is already a great museum and we enjoyed our almost two hour visit. Our tour was worth way more than the price of admission. The story behind the only Civil War flag on display in Arizona was very amazing. You will not be disappointed with your visit to this new Tucson treasure.

Visited June 2013
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“One for all the family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Place was being extended when I visited, work shold be finished by now. Staff took time to expain things and answer questions. Almost like a personal tour. A fascinating look at history.

Visited May 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A real piece of American history!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

If you are a history buff then check out the Museum of the Horse Soldier, a real gem in the desert! One of a kind museum with a wonderful atmosphere and Assistant Dir. Rae. He knew his history, not to mention his passion and love for the artifacts were beyond words. Truly a great museum, still new, but with positive feedback and people taking the time to check it out, I know it will grow to something special. Best of all it costs only $3 to tour the museum, yes might be smaller than most, but what they have to offer is like none other. You will not be disappointed! Stop in and let Rae and his assistant show you the reins of how the horse soldiers tamed the West and the rest of the world!

Visited May 2013
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