Hall of Fame Museum of Firefighting

truckIn communities across the country, policemen and firemen are heroes in the truest sense of the word, as they put their lives on the line for us every day. Campers at Desert Shadows RV Resort can tour museums in Phoenix that are devoted to these dedicated public servants.

The Hall of Fame Museum of Firefighting is an impressive facility that is the largest firefighting museum in the world, chronicling the history of the profession and commemorating those who have fallen in the line of duty. Exhibits include fire trucks ranging in age from early times to the present, in addition to fire-fighting equipment dating back to the mid-1700s. A tour through this repository provides a fascinating view of how the profession has evolved over the years. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is $5 to $6.

An array of interesting exhibits is featured in the Phoenix Police Museum. One of the highlight is a model of an early 1900s police station, complete with a 1919 police car that is a Ford Model T. Another feature is a moving exhibit involving the 911 attack on our nation. Children will enjoy complimentary badges, coloring books and even police shirts, as well as sitting in the police car and motorcycle. No admission is charged but donations are welcome. The museum is open on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Both museums are very well worth your time. Visit our website and reserve your spot at our RV park today.