General George S. Patton Memorial Museum, Chiriaco Summit

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  • The whole town of Chiriaco is a good story. Mr. Chiriaco bought up the land to make a gas station and store when he heard that there were plans to put a highway through in the late 20's. Then in WWII ...  more »
  • Looking for a distraction on the path from LA to Phoenix on I-10, this might be just the thing. The museum is dedicated to Gen Patton, and the Desert Training Camps set up in WW2 to prep the troops fo...  more »
  • This was a great stop. The museum explained the part that Patton played in the training of Army Personal in the desert, preparing them for going to North Africa during WWII.  more »
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  • It has been 20 years since I last explored the Patton Museum. When your stopping at Chiriaco Summit, CA it is worth spending the time to visit the Museum. If your making a trip just to visit check the web-site for the hours and go early to beat the desert heat. I found the outside Tanks the most interesting, finding in a more modern M-60 Tank had about the same inside space as WW-II M-4 Sherman Tank.
  • So much memorabilia. We loved it. Hope 1 day there will tours with stories of training in the desert. For example, invite history classes out, grade school through graduate school to spend the night in the field and go on/in a tank ride. Maybe shoot a round also! Thank you for the history and the wall also.
  • Interesting museum pretty much in the middle of nowhere. Has artifacts, tanks, knives, guns. Informative about a little known training area for World War ll. God bless the greatest generation. Well worth the admission fee. Good place to take a break from driving through the desert.
  • Very nice place.. Very good learning experience.. Love all the displays. All the tanks outside. The memorial outside dedicated to WW2 Veterans. It felt special right with GOD.
  • I think this museum has a lot of potential. Unfortunately they were enlarging the facilities and all of the items were in one room. The items were not necessarily in the correct area. One had to price the story together on your own at times. There was lots of good information on Patton and also information that had nothing to do with Patton
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