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Arizona Capitol Museum

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Address: 1700 W. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: +1 602-926-3620
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Connecting People to Arizona Government - Past and Present...

Connecting People to Arizona Government - Past and Present !

Housed in the restored Capitol Building, this museum presents programs and exhibits about the government of the Arizona Territory and the early days of statehood.

Always FREE Admission

Open: Monday through Friday 9am - 4pm

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Everyone should come to the capital building and check out how lovely it all is. I was surprised at how much I learned from one visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 22, 2015
Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Everyone should come to the capital building and check out how lovely it all is. I was surprised at how much I learned from one visit

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Quite a small museum, but some good exhibits to see, such as relics from the USS Arizona, a display of state symbols, an exhibition on the history of the state, and so on. Plus the building itself, of course, from the copper dome to the restored House Chamber. Perfect lunchtime attraction if you're in a conference or similar business thing... More 

Baton Rouge,Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We were passing through Phoenix on our way to Tucson and stopped to see the Capitol Building and University of Arizona(we try to see university campuses in cities we visit to compare to our alma mater). The Capitol building was very nice and well maintained and we enjoyed the docent giving us some history about the building! It was also... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Pros: The exhibit signs contained a few interesting facts. There were plenty of nice views of the interior of the building. Many coloring sheets are available for children to keep them entertained while the parents read the signs. Cons: Most of the information was rather dull and only grazed the top of the subjects. Plus, there were many exhibits that... More 

Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

A nice way to spend an hour at this free attraction with free parking. The building itself is well preserved and set in some lovely gardens. Compared to other state capitol buildings we have visited this is not a grand building or imposing. I expected more in terms of exhibits for a state that is so diverse and stunning in... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Our family has visited about half of the state capitols. Arizona's gives a nice piece of their history that can be enjoyed in an hour or so, for free. Be sure to take the time to visit the war memorial section out front -- perhaps the best part.

West Valley City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We enjoyed going to the Arizona Capitol building. It is very similar to a lot of capitols we have visited. There was a nice exhibit honoring veterans from Arizona who served in various wars. The grounds were beautiful and a great place to rest for an hour with a picnic lunch.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Arizona state capitol. It is not ur usual building. The building is magnificent looking (even without a trademark dome on the outside, but you can still see the dome from the inside :)) and the best part of it is it is located near memorable structures honoring fallen soldiers and the park opposite follows in the same trend. Check out... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We parked at the Wesley Bolin Plaza Parking area near the Arizona Capitol Building. It is a free 2-hour visitor parking area. There are many statues and much military history in this Plaza. It is well worth a visit when you go to see the Capitol Museum. The original capitol building is now a museum. The business of the state... More 

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Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The old part of the state capitol complex has been turned into a museum that covers three floors. It's very detailed in giving the history of the state. Sadly, back in the 1950s when modern, boxy architecture was ruining city skylines, the state of Arizona thought it would be a good idea to move the executive offices to an ugly... More 

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