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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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We Enjoyed It

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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Cave Creek, Arizona
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Cave Creek, Arizona
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140 reviews 140 reviews
53 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
59 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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Toronto
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This outdoor walking museum is just off of 17 north of Phoenix off Carefree Highway. Donations fund the preservation and updating of this location. There are many buildings moved to the area. Self guided tour in fall and buildings dating back many years. It took 3 hours to cover the area and the only thing was that since it was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Ma
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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101 attraction reviews
315 helpful votes 315 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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Smyrna, Georgia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
61 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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