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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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Hidden gem of historical artifacts

Excellent collection of artifacts from 20th-century conflicts and information about the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lisa J
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Phoenix, Arizona
Sands of War Memorial

This is a small museum dedicated to the history of General Patton and his experience here at the... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
Tim S
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Orange, California, United States
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Honoring General Patton's life and legacy, the Patton Memorial Museum pays particular attention to the general's command in the California Desert Training Center.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
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  • Terrible1%
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2 Chiriaco Summit Road, Chiriaco Summit, CA 92201
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+1 760-227-3483
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent collection of artifacts from 20th-century conflicts and information about the unprecedented training facilities and maneuvers that prepared our troops for WWII. Take a few minutes out of your travels to appreciate this small museum that goes into great detail about what it was like...More

Thank Lisa J
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

This is a small museum dedicated to the history of General Patton and his experience here at the Desert Training Center, which was once 18,000 square miles! There is a historic map used by the Metropolitan Water District in the 1920's, for congressional hearings to...More

Thank Tim S
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

This museum is far from a major population center, but a few hundred feet off I-10. If you are heading east or west along this highway, it is easy to stop by for an hour or two. It is also about ten miles from the...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Not the most impressive place to visit (am an army man myself) but fine that Patton is remembered. For that reason worth a visit.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

We visited the museum while in Palm Springs. It was an interesting stop if you are a history fan. We learned a fair bit about General Patton and why the museum is located here. If you have a bit of time to spend, stop in...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Will we ever again have leaders like General George S. Patton? In this desolate area he trained raw recruits for desert duty in Africa against Rommel's troops in WWII. What an inhospitable area! Museum had great topo map of areal Lots of cases/shelving containing troop...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

The General George S. Patton Memorial and Museum is worth a visit. Start your visit with the introductory film. The indoors area is the history of the General Pattton the Desert Military training grounds during World War II. Very interesting exhibits. Outside is the military...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

The whole town of Chiriaco is a good story. Mr. Chiriaco bought up the land to make a gas station and store when he heard that there were plans to put a highway through in the late 20's. Then in WWII Patton set up a...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Looking for a distraction on the path from LA to Phoenix on I-10, this might be just the thing. The museum is dedicated to Gen Patton, and the Desert Training Camps set up in WW2 to prep the troops for Africa service. At the moment...More

Thank DJ-USA
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

This was a great stop. The museum explained the part that Patton played in the training of Army Personal in the desert, preparing them for going to North Africa during WWII.

1  Thank Melanie H
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Hi, it depends on your interest level, we spent about an hour and a half. We went a few months ago and it is changing, so there might be more to see when you go. We went in February, it would probably be hotter when you go... More
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