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Pueblo Grande

4619 E. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85034 (Camelback East)
602-495-0901
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Ranked #32 of 129 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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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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193 reviews 193 reviews
108 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

The ancient history of the hohokam people and how they lived in the desert area constructing canal systems to irrigate their crops, the everyday living accommodations they lived in are in this small but informative museum. A lot of the museum is outside where you stroll about 2/3 of a mile and see their buildings. Best of all, it's just... More

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

In the middle of the city a quiet oasis and educational experience. This preserved archaeological site aging from 400 - 1450 AD was a gem in the middle of the busy metro area. A self guided tour through the ruins and museum was educational and a relaxing afternoon. Inexpensive, great for the whole family.

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Calgary, Canada
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110 reviews 110 reviews
19 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Amazing that this little gem of an archaeological park exists within the city limits and even more amazing that it's survived so close to a busy airport. The museum inside is small, but it has a good mix of information and hands on exhibits for kids. The video is a great place to start because it gives you the background... More

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