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Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum

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Address: 3901 West Pioneer Road, Phoenix, AZ 85086
Phone Number: 602 465 4052
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Guides in period costume show guests through an authentic...
Guides in period costume show guests through an authentic turn-of-the-century Arizona village.
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Quiet but enjoyable

This is a very pleasant Wild West era living village about 20 minutes from downtown Phoenix. Original and recreated buildings from the late 1800's with workers in period... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
barrythewombat
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northern california
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78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Nicely done village with easy walking trails. The eagle scout created gallows was quite a sight. The stairs to the hanging spot sport a danger sign. Indeed. Reasonable fees.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Excellent hotel,perfect service,comfortable and large rooms,workers are perfect and helping guests for every issue

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72 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a very pleasant Wild West era living village about 20 minutes from downtown Phoenix. Original and recreated buildings from the late 1800's with workers in period costumes. We went on a Friday afternoon and it was practically a ghost town, so to speak. I hope they get more customers on weekends, it would be a shame if it... More 

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Silverdale, Washington
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This 90 acre village is a realistic representation of life in this part of Arizona about 100 years ago. Most of the buildings are the real thing, moved from their original locations and preserved for all to see. They put on an old west gun fight, which is a real hoot as they get the youngsters involved in a fun... More 

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158 reviews 158 reviews
38 attraction reviews
269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Believe it or not this place is almost totally wheelchair accessible and quite a large area. If you are interested in old buildings and fancy a long push you will like this place

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Phoenix, Arizona
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326 reviews 326 reviews
124 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Had lived in the area for 20 years before finally taking this in through a group on type discount offer. Could probably have waited another 20. Wasn't much to speak of really, have seen far better such places elsewhere. The employees were nice enough mind you. It's just that there didn't really feel like much history in the buildings moved... More 

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391 reviews 391 reviews
124 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

First of all, it is open only on Wednesday thru Sunday, so we had to come back later in the week. It is a long drive. They have collected a number of old buildings from the area and are attempting to set them up as a display of how pioneers to the area lived. From my experience, when one bills... More 

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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151 reviews 151 reviews
54 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Being a Phoenix native I always enjoy learning more of the history of this area. Yes, you have to walk a little, but heaven knows I need that. We love this sort of place and would much rather spend time seeing buildings and exhibits in something resembling their original setting rather than in a display at a traditional museum. Hope... More 

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Cerritos, California
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140 reviews 140 reviews
60 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This is an combination of historical buildings from all over the area. You can wander around and view them from the outside and inside. The sites are well marked with interesting information about the building and the period. We were there in the morning during the week and had the place to ourselves. This was a perfect situation for photography.... More 

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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This place might be ok if you're looking for a place for kids to run around, or for their special events, but as an everyday "living history museum" it just doesn't measure up to their advertising. Buildings very strung out rather than being arranged in a town-like setting. Interiors of buildings not very interesting, as they were mostly look-ins with... More 

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