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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 128 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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Edmonton, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
41 helpful votes 41 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 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Gilbert
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16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We found our trip to Pioneer Village as a very pleasant trip through the 19th Century in America. The village is set up nicely, but it is trying to survive basically on donations and volunteer period guides who relate pieces of American history. Some of the buildings that once housed a trade during 19th Century America are up and running,... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The Pioneer Village is a collection of houses and buildings from surrounding AZ area that have been moved to this location and created a "village". We arrived just as the attraction was opening. One of the 2 employees explained the layout of the place and told us that the place was run mostly by volunteers. The volunteers were primarily "snow-birds"... More

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