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Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum

3901 West Pioneer Road, Phoenix, AZ 85086
602 465 4052
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Ranked #73 of 128 Attractions in Phoenix
Type: History Museums
Description: Guides in period costume show guests through an authentic turn-of-the-century Arizona village.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Took the family here for the harvest festival and was very disappointed. Spent way to much on it, and the free activities were not to be desired. Cost 46.00 fory family of five, when the most exciting part of it was eating some fried bread with powdered sugar on it. No demonstrations going on, they could of had someone doing... More

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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Our 4-generation family went to HarvestFest at Pioneer, Arizona on Saturday, October 4. They had a special food drive - 2 cans of food for an entry fee. The price was right! Tickets for the "extras" are $1.00 each. We climbed aboard the hay wagon (3 tickets each), pulled by draft horses, for a ride around the museum grounds. Very... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was a fantastic place to visit. It advertised costume guides throughout. There was not one in the entire 2 1/2 hours we were there. There were plaques on the doors of places that which we were able to read. The historical buildings were phenomenal Definitely worth it even though I couldn't see anyone to speak with. Had there been... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My husband and I have lived in Arizona for a long time and we have frequently traveled past the Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum. On our way to Prescott for a weekend getaway we decided to stop off at this museum. We are very glad that we did. We went in early June and yes it was extremely hot, even... More

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I'm not sure why this place is getting a bad rap. My husband and I went today and while it was very hot walking around, we enjoyed it! It's $7.00 to get in, but if you are a veteran like I am, they give you a dollar off. It's a big place, and lots of walking, but lots to see.... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Groupon led us here on our vacation. Site is large and lots to see but not much history given to us by the interpreters other than the sherif who locked me and my daughter in the jail! Good photo op. Wouldn't go aging but still glad we went.

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Westerville, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This could have been a really fun, educational experience, but it was a true ghost town. I think there were only two other families visiting while we were there. We only saw one or two people in period costumes, and no one interacted with our family. Some of the buildings were locked, and we could only look into doorways or... More

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

we used a groupon to get in to this museum and I'm glad we did! Not really much to see. There weren't any people dressed up in costumes while we were there to tell us anything about any buildings. We just wandered around ourselves and read signs. Most buildings you could only take 1 step in and weren't really allowed... More

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Upstate New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We had a beautiful day to explore this place and we really enjoyed it. The history was so interesting and to think that people occupied these buildings and endured Apache raids was fascinating. The older man with the white beard in one of the buildings was terrific with a wealth of knowledge. Great for kids to see that there was... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

What a great experience it was to see important and historic establishments preserved and relocated at Pioneer AZ Living history museum. Not to mention the bank with real logs from the early twentieth century and every helpful, informative person present. Highly recommend this to all

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