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Arizona Capitol Museum

Address: 1700 W. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007 (Central City)
Phone Number: +1 602-926-3620
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Ranked #64 of 224 things to do in Phoenix
Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: Connecting People to Arizona Government - Past and Present ! Housed in the restored Capitol...
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Type: History museums, Museums
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This museum gives a lot of information about our wonderful state. It is free. they also have a lot of interactive material.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We visited on 12/20/14. The website said the museum was open on Saturdays, but unfortunately, we found it closed on this Saturday. We toured the outdoor memorials instead, which were very interesting and well constructed. We returned to the museum on Monday, when we were told that the Saturday closing was due to renovations for the upcoming inauguration in January.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

There is a lot about the USS Arizona. Good stuff but a lot. The monuments outside are really great. Takes a couple of hours.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Let's start with this - after seeing 40 state capitols (actually touring each building) and coming from Wisconsin, where the Capitol dome is incredible - the Arizona capitol building is just average. The museum and history offered in the rooms surrounding the center dome helps explain more of the state's history and noteworthy personalities. Separate assembly and senate chambers are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Historically interesting, architecturally different, fun Xmas ornaments and more. Its a fun diversion for a few hours. There's a large piece of petrified wood outside the front entrance.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the AZ Capital Museum. It was opened as a territory capital building in 1900. It became too small for the State Capital in the 1970s. It is nice that the State turned it into a museum vs tearing it down. The State has done a nice job to explain the functions of the government, State... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

I have visited all the Southern US state from the Pacific to the Atlantic and love to go to the state Capital museums but this one is underwhelming. The architecture of the building is good and they should make more of the restoration other than a few architects plans. I love Arizona and have visited many times but this museum... More 

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Orland Park, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Arizona represents my 31st State Capitol visit so far. I hate to say it, but I rank this one 30 out of 31 so far. Unlike most of the Capitols, the building doesn't house the House of Representatives, the Senate, the State Supreme Court or the Governor's office. Basically, it's a museum. The legislative chambers are located close by--and I... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Now this is a curiosity - a state capitol that is no longer a working capitol. I've seen some that only house the executive branch, but Arizona has truly broken the mold by moving all branches of government out of its historical capitol. Of course, the Executive Tower is connected to the capitol and it is flanked by the legislative... More 

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Payson, Arizona
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Museum has always been a favorite of mine, never mind that I work in the Soviet style looking building next door to the north. Not familiar with Arizona? This is the place to visit! They have remodeled and updated their exhibits and have done a terrific job! While your at Capitol Plaza, stroll through the rose garden's and over... More 

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