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Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum

3901 West Pioneer Road, Phoenix, AZ 85086
602 465 4052
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Ranked #62 of 94 Attractions in Phoenix
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Guides in period costume show guests through an authentic turn-of-the-century Arizona village.
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Wed - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Guides in period costume show guests through an authentic turn-of-the-century Arizona village.

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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 via mobile

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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9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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31 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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460 reviews 460 reviews
99 attraction reviews
308 helpful votes 308 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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61 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
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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Westerville, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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33 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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