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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
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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The Wild West lives again

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Glendale, Arizona
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Buckeye, Arizona
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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Okurcalar, Turkey
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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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northern california
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 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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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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worthing
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 274 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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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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OLYMPIA
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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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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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