Arizona Military Museum, Phoenix

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The Arizona Military Museum is a museum operated and managed by the Arizona National Guard Historical Society, Inc.--a private non-profit corporation. The Historical Society’s purposes are: “To enhance the appreciation of the military history of Arizona and the contributions of the Militia of Arizona and the Arizona National Guard to the State of Arizona and to the Nation…” (Bylaws, Article I, Section 1). To accomplish its purposes, the Historical Society shall strive: “…to discover and memorialize the history of the Military of Arizona, the Arizona National Guard, and the general military history of Arizona, and to establish and maintain a museum on land leased, owned, or otherwise controlled by the Society.” (Id.). .
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  • One of the best places that I visited in Phoenix. It timelines the Arizona military infantry since 1800s and the participation in WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam war, desert storm, ... lots of things t...  more »
  • My husband is in the US Navy, so we decided to check this place out. We got there at 1pm when it opened and went on a little tour. Takes your through all the major US wars, and some things are pretty ...  more »
  • They have great displays and tons of weapons from every era. Well done displays. Great to see and AZ has a proud military history.  more »
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  • Great museum. Admission is free, there is a collection box and they appreciate donations. It's small but thorough if you really enjoy military history. We were there for about 2 hours and pretty much saw everything and had time to read most of the information.
  • This is a great way to spend some time and see Arizona Military Involved History, including rough riders and regiment insignias. Lots of personnel equipment was on display also including many uniforms and descriptive plaques. Good way to learn a little something but also keep your eyes busy looking about. The volunteers work hard and it shows!
  • Small, but fantastic museum. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. I highly recommend a visit.
  • This place was really awesome. Located on a military reserve base and OCS for the Army, it adds to the military feel. The your good was amazing and took his time explaining in detail each event and showcase as well as answering questions. Covers everything from the Spanish way and beyond to include Civil War, WWI, WWII, Operation Iraqi Freedom, etc. Teaches you about the rough riders, Navajo code talkers, blacks in the army, uniforms worn, the native Americans in the military, and a whole bunch more. Make sure to bring something to drink with you however, as I didn't see any vending machines or water fountains, however I could have just missed them. It is also not temperature controlled so it will be a little warm on the inside. It is handicap and wheelchair friendly.
  • Quaint little place with a lot to see

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