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Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum

3901 West Pioneer Road, Phoenix, AZ 85086
602 465 4052
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Ranked #64 of 129 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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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402 reviews 402 reviews
90 attraction reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
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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113 reviews 113 reviews
57 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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St. James, New York, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We were looking for something different to do during our annual visit to Scottsdale and this fit the bill. There wasn't as much to see as I thought there would be based on the acreage of the museum. However, we're glad we went. It was quite interesting. Our friends from the area,who joined us on our visit, said they drove... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We visited this "living history" museum on Saturday between Christmas and New Years, and based on the other trip advisor comments, expected it to be wonderful. I can only imagine that because of when we visitied, it is why it was so disappointing. The one person whom was taking money handled us a paper map, and did not tell us... More

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Chandler, Arizona, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

My husband took a two hour horseback ride in the morning. What a beautiful morning it was. Our wranglers were knowledgable and friendly and thankfully so were the horses. Got a deal online so look for coupons online. Next time we are taking the kids with us! FUN

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