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Texas Military Forces Museum

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Address: 2200 W 35th St, Building 6 Camp Mabry, Austin, TX 78703-1222
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Lots of Texas History

Texas National Guard musuem, covers Texas military history from the Alamo to the war on terror. Lots of displays, information and history.

Reviewed 2 February 2017
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White Rock, BC Canada
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Texas National Guard musuem, covers Texas military history from the Alamo to the war on terror. Lots of displays, information and history.

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

I went on a field trip with my Kindergarten class and both the children and the parents learned something that day. It had everything from planes and tanks to small scale dioramas of battles. And best of all... It's Free!

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Interesting military relics. Several tanks and artillery pieces on display. The grounds are tree covered and pleasant for walking.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 599 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

For a small museum it sure packs a big punch ! The artillery park is reason enough to visit with everything from Shermans to Abrams to Howizters ! The displays & exhibits inside detail every action Texans have been involved in bar Super Bowls !!! Well done with great memorabilia & set out in an orderly fashion. Really informative docent... More 

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Belmar, New Jersey
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

An old mess hall now a museum. Covering Texas involvement in wars from the Alamo to present. Lots to see.

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Great museum. Lots of incredible items to see and learn. From small WW2 items to endless full scale military vehicles and tanks etc. The 9/11area is a must for all.

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

The museum is located at Camp Mabry, the Texas National Guard headquarters. I always thought it would be a problem getting in, but it was easy and pleasant. The museum is deceptively cool, with lots and lots of real live tanks, an airplane aloft, and artillery hardware on display. There are many collections and maps and descriptions. My impression was... More 

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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

whilst getting into the museum can be a bit of a challenge due to road works and Sat Nav's not necessarily knowing the street (hint - enter W 35 not West 35) it is worth it. Oh yes - suggest if you are not from the USA that you take your passport as your photo id. The museum has a... More 

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Shelton
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We didn't expect much from this since it seemed no frills. We all throughly enjoyed it. So much history not only for Texas but our country. Spent a good amount of time. Admission free donations welcome. Staff friendly.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This is a fun place to visit with all the military objects from Tanks and armoured vehicles to aircraft and helicopters. But sobering in the respect of the countless number of men who lost their lives in the 2 world wars. Plus those who have perished in modern warfare as depicted by 9/11 and the Middle East conflicts.

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