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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
Description: Connecting People to Arizona Government - Past and Present ! Housed in...
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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Interesting place, as state capitols go...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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Amarillo, Texas
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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.

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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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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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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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Cypress, Texas, United States
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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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Additional Information about Arizona Capitol Museum

Address: 1700 W. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: +1 602-926-3620
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Central City
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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