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General George S. Patton Memorial Museum

2 Chiriaco Summit Road, Chiriaco Summit, CA 92201
+1 760-227-3483
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It's disappointing that this museum does not get more support

This place was on the bucket list for a long time and we visited a few days ago. We were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mike m
Los Angeles, California
Ambiguous museum mission

I came here expecting to find out about legendary General George Patton but was hugely... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
Tappahannock, Virginia
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2 Chiriaco Summit Road, Chiriaco Summit, CA 92201
+1 760-227-3483
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank mike m
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank northernneckinn
Reviewed 22 March 2017

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

Thank BaselineVolley
Reviewed 3 March 2017

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

1  Thank seeingamericafirst
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

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

Thank twopot
Reviewed 19 January 2017

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

Reviewed 19 January 2017

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

Thank dalm0m
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

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

1  Thank Robert P
Reviewed 19 October 2016

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

Thank NatParkFan
Reviewed 14 October 2016

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

4  Thank NYU62
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Is there an admission fee? Sharon
20 February 2015|
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Response from Noel E | Reviewed this property |
There is a fee to enter; however, if you're a veteran its free.