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Pueblo Grande

4619 E. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85034 (Camelback East)
602-495-0901
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Ranked #35 of 128 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: More than 1,000 years old, these ruins from a Native American village and the artifacts unearthed from the area tell a fascinating story of the lives... more » Owner description: More than 1,000 years old, these ruins from a Native American village and the artifacts unearthed from the area tell a fascinating story of the lives of the inhabitants. Hands-on activities, hikes and tours enhance the learning experience. « less
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

that all depends on your time. We found it very informative, the staff was extremely friendly, passionate and knowledgeable. You can certainly go back in time and imagine what the Hohokam accomplished in this dry and hot climate, amazing! We definitely suggest to take the staff up on the offer of an umbrella. No matter how hot it is, the... More

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Kew Gardens
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was not the place to go on a sweltering hot day like we did. We had the entire trail to ourselves and we were given umbrellas for shade. But we could not read all the plaques because the kids were complaining big time. The water fountain by the trail gave hot drinks which was no help. It is an... More

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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

What a fascinating museum. We arrived in Phoenix, booked into the Doubletree and we're able to get the hotel shuttle to take us to this beautiful museum/park run by the city of Phoenix. The museum centers around an archeological dig and celebrates the culture of the Hohokam people who lived here from about 700 A.D. until around 1450 A.D. When... More

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Pueblo Grande is an excellent opportunity to view first-hand local dwellings of Native Americans in AZ. There is an excellent museum with wonderful artifacts. The outside attractions of pueblos is unique and very detailed. There is an easy walk around the ancient site, that is also handicap accessible. Information and maps are readily available in the visitor center, and also... More

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lanex
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118 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

We were really looking forward to a visit to this site and were disappointed to find it closed. Unusual to be able to find a good archeological site in a city in the US

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This site is only a short walk from hotels in a neighborhood of HEAVY TRAFFIC. The airport is nearby. The museum has a helpful orientation film and exhibits that deal with both archaeology the early native residents. On the museum grounds are paths leading to the remains of Hohokam mound platforms and dwellings. Our visit was an hour well spent!

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Chicago
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This museum packs a lot in and sends you on your way with a lot of information. Perfect size and the price is right, normal entry $6 pp. Also it's the perfect combination of indoor and outdoor exhibits. If you don't have a lot of time this is the perfect place to absorb some history of the area. Quite near... More

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Santa Clara, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Not a whole lot to see here, but interesting if you've never seen anything like it before. The changing exhibition inside about ghost towns was neat.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This museum gave us unique information and even had a 2PM curator's collection tour. The inside museum served as a base of knowledge that helped us understand the 1000-year era of the site (no one knows why the inhabitants drifted away). The curator's tour was impressive, showing a backroom tour of their lab and their storage areas.

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Houston, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

There are indoor displays, but the primary display is an archeological site of the Hohokam Indians. Nice walking paths and signage take you around numerous structures that have been recovered on this site.

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