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This place was on the bucket list for a long time and we visited a few days ago. We were impressed with the General Patton statue at the entrance, and the staff we met were all very friendly.
Entering the museum, there is a tremendous...More
I came here expecting to find out about legendary General George Patton but was hugely disappointed! The museum bears his name but that's mainly to attract you to this location, largely based on Patton's creation of the huge desert tank training center who trained over...More
If you like military history and are in the Palm Springs/Coachella Valley area of California, make the drive east on Interstate-10 into the desert and see this little museum. Admission isn't even that much, just $6 for adults. You get to see a video about...More
It is a small museum but an very good one for General Patton. The movie that is shown is a very good introduction to who he was. I especially liked the one quote that "when the enemy KNOWS YOU INTEND TO WIN it makes a...More
We were thrilled that we had taken the time to stop and go through this great place. It looks pretty rustic from the outside and is not fancy in the inside. But!! What you find inside is a treasure trove of history. It's operated by...More
While the movies shown and most of the displays are about General George Patton's World War 2 military career, there are also many collections from other wars/conflicts. Outdoors is a large group of tanks representing various conflicts. There are books available for purchase that focus...More
For a relatively small space, they cram in an awful lot of history. Not sure why there is a topographical model of the surrounding area in the lobby.
The newsreel video was quite enlightening. I enjoyed the first person accounts. Flipping through the books containing...More
For a man of his stature this was an insult to this great General. It was mostly a military museum with just a small amount of information devoted to Patton. There were several rusted out tanks outside of the building that were just an eyesore...More
This has the appearance of a private museum built by someone who loved the subject. The displays have a wide variety of depth of coverage, from immense detail on some subjects to a wide overview on others. The armor outside is mostly post WWII vintage,...More
We've driven by here countless times, but never had the time to stop, as we wanted to be in LA before dark. This time, we were staying in Palm Desert for one night, and had a chance to visit. Our local PBS TV Channel shows...More