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Camp Fanning Trained 250,000 Soldiers

I visited the Camp Fannin Memorial again during a recent trip to Tyler. There are a series of... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
TallTexWally
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Texarkana, Texas
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Old Camp Fannin is a memorial to the WWII training base outside of Tyler, Texas. Over 200,000... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
slmnsam
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Tyler, Texas
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11937 US Highway 271, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, Tyler, TX 75708-3154
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

We weren't expecting to visit a POW camp; not sure if re-enactment is the right word. Basically they have rebuilt a replica of the POW camp on the actual grounds of the POW camp from the Civil War. There's a lot of signage to tell...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

I visited the Camp Fannin Memorial again during a recent trip to Tyler. There are a series of historical plaques, and park benches honoring various men and units from World War II. Camp Fannin was one of the main army bases in the USA for...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank TallTexWally
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Old Camp Fannin is a memorial to the WWII training base outside of Tyler, Texas. Over 200,000 Soldiers came through Camp Fannin as they prepared for war. Named for legendary Goliad Commander, Col James Fannin from the Texas Revolution.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank slmnsam
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This is a very small memorial in the the UT Hospital at Tyler. It's worth a quick stop if you're traveling through to learn about the WWII history there, and also the people who's land was stolen from them by the federal government for the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

Pleasant stop for a short break. Park benches to sit on. Almost no one knows about it, on the grounds to the UTHSC at Tyler.

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Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Scott L
Reviewed 10 March 2017

A very nice memorial. kind of hidden in the front of a big hospital but it's a nice collection of benches with honoring names, and a monument for the veterans. Very moving

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Camp Fanin was a U.S. Army Infantry Replacement (AIR) Center and a German Prisoner-of-War Camp from 1943 until it closed in 1946. The memorial of benches and columns is located in the front of the University of Texas Health Center property near Tyler, Texas. The...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank filmbuffintexas
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Camp Fannin was one of the important army bases in the South during World War II. It was located about 9 miles northeast of Tyler, in what was once cotton fields. It became the base where recruits were trained to replace the soldiers fighting in...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank TallTexWally
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Great place to take pictures as you visit the eatery Jack Ryan's steak house( across the street). It is in the central plaza of Tyler, TX. A mixture of old and Nrw with water fall type of gardens. Nice place to visit. Parking all around...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Juan S
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