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Fort Douglas Military Museum

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Address: 32 Potter St, Salt Lake City, UT 84113-5046
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Nice little museum

The museum was housed in a renovated building and was nicely layout over several rooms. The displays are well maintained and clearly labeled. There is also an outdoor area where... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was housed in a renovated building and was nicely layout over several rooms. The displays are well maintained and clearly labeled. There is also an outdoor area where some field guns, helicopters and vehicles/tanks are on display. However, we struggled to occupy ourselves for an hour there so unless you are really interested in military history or are... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The relationship of the early Mormon settlers and the Federal Government was difficult and the military had a significant role. This museum covers this and also covers subsequent military roles that Utah citizen soldiers themselves played in U.S. history. There are some interesting artifacts from mountain howitzers, rifles, and uniforms from the territorial and Indian war period up to helicopters... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I took my 10 year old grandson to the museum one afternoon last month before school started. We both really enjoyed the museum. It is very well organized and easy to follow the history of the fort and the military experience in the West. It has a nice display of military equipment from pre-WWI to the latest available. Well worth... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Don't go out of you way unless your a history buff or the kids want to see some old military vehicles.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Ft. Douglas today is but a fraction of the sprawling western military reservation of decades past. Once used as an outpost to monitor the early Mormons, it is now an Army Reserve Center that hosts several Army Reserve units. The museum sits on the north side of the Center property, just outside the fence. Outside there are several static displays... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

We went to Fort Douglas Military Museum on Memorial Day Weekend. Although they were moving, there was still many good exhibits on the war effort. The tanks, planes, cannons, cars, and military trucks that we saw outside was also good. There is also a memorial to 9/11.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

No problem finding parking on the street outside. We had a bit more problem finding the museum, as they had moved most of it next door! No signs. The exhibits are military in nature, and have a material Viet Nam inclusion. Uniforms, firearms, swords, picture boards and some navel history. Outside are tanks, helicopter, big guns, and similar exhibits. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Finally a museum for us men! What was the highlight of my visit to Salt Lake City: the Mormon Tabernacle, Temple Square, Salt Lake Temple, Capitol building, Cathedral of the Madeline? These were the highlights for my wife, but not me! The wife has to drag me out to visit these rose gardens, horticultural exhibits, art museums, fossil museums, churches,... More 

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Silverdale, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

I enjoyed looking at all the military artifacts here. There are plenty of uniforms, as well as items from the old base chapel. This is a one building museum, but they also have military vehicles outside. There are tanks, helicopters, and other large equipment items. This museum is free, and worth a visit if you like military history.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

Unfortunately at the time when we visited the museum was in the process of being moved into a recently renovated adjacent building. Whilst what we saw was interesting, it was a pity that so much had been packed up ready for the move. We'd like to see it again once the move is completed.

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