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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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Wed - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Interesting and educational

Located north of Phoenix just off 17, it was very easy to find. Some of the buildings are original, moved to the site from elsewhere in AZ. Displays are set up in each building... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
sharonsea
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Renton, Washington

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Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow - this place is sooooooo not what I thought it was. I have lived just across the freeway for 3 years & finally visited last week with my mom & her friend. Such a great time just strolling around reading about these great pieces of history & peaking in too! I am already planning on taking my father when... More 

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Thank Dana C
Prescott, Arizona
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99 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Most of the exhibits are run down. Most of the buildings are marked however other things like the mining equipment, print shop equipment, blacksmith shop equipment were not. There were No demonstrations of anything. We learned little to nothing.

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Renton, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located north of Phoenix just off 17, it was very easy to find. Some of the buildings are original, moved to the site from elsewhere in AZ. Displays are set up in each building showing life in pioneer times, but we couldn't enter most of the buildings. A little run down - they are obviously in need of funds. But... More 

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Thank sharonsea
New York City, New York
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1,027 reviews
488 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 655 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once upon a time the Meritts inhabited this 100 acres farm. The last descendant donated it to the City of Phoenix, together with the old house and a couple of original farm buildings. The City then proceeded to drag old buildings and everyday house items from all over the state and install them on the premises,most of the transportation being... More 

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Thank Oliver S
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Collection of several building dating back to Wild West. Check the website for shows and demonstrations.

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Pevensey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ever wondered what it was really like in the wild west. Over the years the Living History Museum has collected buildings and artefacts from across the USA and re-created a western town. It is really interesting to see where and how people lived, worked, went to school and worshipped in the old days.

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Thank BellefieldBoy
Phoenix, Arizona
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110 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This was a nice little trip I made with my daughter and grandchildren. Although the children enjoyed the place the adults had a great time and enjoyed it more

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Thank DynamiteHoney
Gilbert, United States
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32 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We've driven past the Pioneer Living History Museum for years and never stopped, but when I heard about their Fall Festival/Pumpkin Patch I thought it would make for a festive visit with out-of-town guests. What impressed me the most were the staff of the museum - they were so helpful and welcoming. They went out of their way to invite... More 

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1 Thank J M
Buckeye, Arizona
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11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This was a nice museum, we saw how the pioneers lived in the early days specially in South Arizona, when in the summer temperature rises over the 100°....They were very courageous. It takes about 2 hours to do the visit. Very interesting indeed.

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Glendale, Arizona
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33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Having read a few negative reviews on TripAdvisor before visiting we were prepared for the worst. What we got was pretty much what we expected. We visited on a Saturday morning, arriving shortly after it opened. Being the peak of the heat of the summer there were only a few visitors, and possibly more staff than visitors. We did not... More 

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