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“OK Day; Must Like Museums”
Review of Fort Huachuca Museum - CLOSED

Fort Huachuca Museum
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Owner description: This museum explores the history of the U.S. Army in the Southwest.
Boyertown, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“OK Day; Must Like Museums”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

After reading the other reviews, I'd say they are somewhat accurate. Entrance to the base is easy; a map will be provided which you definitely will need. To put the other comments into perspective, this is a military base. It's commendable they make the museum, the annex, and the intelligence museum available to the public -- as well as the canyon areas for walking/birding. You're kind of on your own in the museums which did surprise my wife & I. We expected at least a reception person with an introduction that surely would have made the visit more enjoyable and worthwhile. I have other public relations ideas but that is beyond the scope of this review. Exhibits were fine, but not necessarily spectacular. If you're a museum person, you'll enjoy yourself; otherwise, the Army is not promoting itself and bringing the visitors' areas to life. They're there -- period. Maybe it's just part of the overall government attitude thing. And, the mission of the Army Public Affairs doesn't seem to speak to this either. Perhaps the mission of Army Public Affairs needs to be revisited. But, I'd say if you're going to open the base to civilians, you should be sure you're putting your best foot forward.

Visited February 2014
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Sierra Vista, AZ
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Small but Interesting”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

For history buffs, the fort's old parade ground, adobe quarters and museum are a worthy stop. The fort's beginnings go back to 1877 and the days of the wild west.

Visited October 2013
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Yelm, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“FT Huachuca”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

The museum and the area of Fort Huachuca in which it is located are seemingly locked into another time period. We enjoyed learning about the history of Ft. Huachuca, the area and the Buffalo soldiers. The museum and Ft Huachuca to be worth a visit.

Visited May 2013
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tucson
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Worthwhile Visit”
Reviewed 7 September 2013

This was our first visit to the Fort and was a very pleasant surprise. Quiet and peaceful with wonderful views. The 3 museums were very informative and interesting.

Visited August 2013
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Buffalo Soldier Museum”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

This is such a treat - especially if you enjoy the feeling of being transported through time! The museum and the area of Fort Huachuca in which it is located are seemingly locked into another time period.
The displays elicit emotional responses, and for me, patriotism and pride!

Visited May 2013
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