We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“What a gem!”

12th Armored Museum
Ranked #7 of 34 things to do in Abilene
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Yucca Valley, California
Level Contributor
87 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“What a gem!”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

What a wonderful museum just FULL of artifacts. There are 3 levels and a real history enthusiast could take at least 1/2 day really reading everything. We had 2 kids with us so we only took a couple of hours. Would definitely return if ever in Abilene again.

Visited June 2013
Thank Docsbob
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

48 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
178 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
“Allow plenty of time”
Reviewed 10 February 2013

This museum has three levels of exhibits and two documentary movies on the holocaust so make sure you allow yourself plenty of time when you visit. Entry fee is minimal.

The museum does not receive any funding and is run by the very passionate volunteers who are continuing to upgrade and add more displays.

Well worth a visit!

Visited February 2013
1 Thank GulliverBrisbane
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Abilene, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“My Teenage Boys Favorite!”
Reviewed 5 October 2012

We have visited the museum several times. There is so much to see that one visit isn't enough. Whenever we are headed into the downtown area my teenage son always wants to stop in and look around.

Visited February 2012
1 Thank Tammy M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Amherst, MA
Level Contributor
23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“A must see for any military enthusiast”
Reviewed 23 March 2012

We spent 3 hours at this museum - it was excellent! Not only did they have information on the tank battalions, but also reconn, engineers, medical, armored infantry, etc. The photos that the veterens have donated are priceless, as well as the artifacts. They also have displays on P.O.W.'s and the concentration camps that the 12th Division liberated. I would definitely reccommend this museum to anyone interested in WWII and/or military history.

Visited March 2012
3 Thank Sioux64
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Fort Worth, Texas
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very informative and interesting visit”
Reviewed 15 March 2012

We visited the museum on a Tuesday right as it opened and had convenient free parking right across the street. The museum takes about 2 to 3 hours to see from start to finish and there is a lot of information to take in and digest. The nice lady that handled ticket sales and started us with the introductory movie in the first room told us that there is a basement level that is being worked on to be opened up eventually for a museum expansion. There were a few vehicles parked outside in the back of the museum that you could go and view, but they are in fairly poor condition and are in the process of being restored. There were two jeeps though that were in pristine condition. There were quite a bit of uniforms, and other artifacts of American and German army on display and several installations showing command post tents, observation posts, POW barracks, etc. A separate section for the liberation of a concentration camp by the 12th armored division had a warning that it may not be appropriate for young children was also there. Small store at the end of the museum had books and several models of German and American tanks and vehicles for sale.

Visited March 2012
4 Thank LordWolff
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed 12th Armored Museum also viewed


Been to 12th Armored Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing