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Pueblo Grande Museum

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Address: 4619 E. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone Number: +1 602-495-0901
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9:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Explore the ancient heart of Phoenix at Pueblo Grande Museum, located...

Explore the ancient heart of Phoenix at Pueblo Grande Museum, located on a 1,500 year old archaeological site left by the Hohokam culture located just minutes from downtown Phoenix next to Sky Harbor International Airport. This National Historic Landmark and Phoenix Point of Pride has been a part of the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department since 1929, and is the largest preserved archaeological site within Phoenix. Easily accessible by the Sky Train and the Light Rail, the museum is open 7 days a week October through April, and closed Sundays and Mondays, May through September.

A fully accessible 2/3 mile trail takes you through a prehistoric Hohokam archaeological village site with a partially excavated platform mound, ballcourt, and replicated prehistoric houses. There are three galleries to visit while at the Museum. The main gallery displays artifacts of the Hohokam and discusses the Pueblo Grande village site. The children's hands-on gallery has activities to help kids learn about the science of archaeology. And the changing gallery features exhibits on various topics from archaeology, southwest cultures, and Arizona history. For authentic Native American gifts, art, and jewelry, the Museum Store has something for all tastes and budgets.


Throughout the year, Pueblo Grande Museum has programming for adults, children, and families, which include archaeology classes for kids, arts and crafts workshops, hikes, and lectures. The Museum also holds annual events, such as the Indian Market, children's summer programs, a Native Art & Rug Auction, Ancient Technology Day and more to please all ages and interests! Pueblo Grande Museum is part of the Green Museums Accord committed to environmental sustainability and sustainable museum practices.

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Enjoyed our visit! Staff very friendly and nice. Appreciated the umbrella to shield us from the sun!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Caryl W
State College, Pennsylvania
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State College, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our visit! Staff very friendly and nice. Appreciated the umbrella to shield us from the sun!

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Goodyear, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I always recommend this museum to people looking to see Indian ruins and wanting to learn about Phoenix. As you explore the ruins and learn of how they used "canals" for irrigation over 500yrs ago, STOP, and look and listen. I've never been to another site where I could experience planes, trains and automobiles all going by while standing on... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to use your imagination when going through the area of Pueblo Grande. Other than the re-creations of the buildings can you see what it was at one time. It has a nice museum and grounds, but I've seen better. There are some photogenic scenes, but there are buildings that only give you a taste of the Hohokam culture.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there in 1963 as a school girl. it is still a great little museum where you can see the homes and artifacts of the earliest residents of the Valley of the Sun.

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Lords Valley, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting and educational museum around the pueblo grande archeological site, home of the Hohokam native american people who vanished in the 15th century. It is relatively small with limited looks inside the pueblo structure. This is, of course, to protect the integrity of what remains, and a few replicas have been created to give visitors a glimpse inside. All... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a re-creation of the ancient homes of the Hohokam Native American culture that lived in the Phoenix Valley. Most interesting is the information on the irrigation system they had built which is overlaid by the present-day water systems.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my kids here since we've been learning about the Hohokam people in our homeschool studies. It was a great supplement for that! The signage throughout the ruins and museum was fairly in-depth and not written in a particularly child-friendly manner, so I was glad that my kids went into it already having a basic knowledge of the Hohokam.... More 

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Staatsburg, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The Hohokam tribe lived in the region now known as Arizona for centuries prior to the coming of the Europeans. The Pueblo Grande Museum presents their history clearly through exhibits and the great archaeological site the museum houses. The village mound is exceptional to anyone who has studied ancient cultures and civilizations but I think even those who have not... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We really enjoyed visiting this museum. It's awesome the way the community lived in that era. They have replicas of the houses and apartment type homes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Looked like a good historical exhibit, and I was not disappointed. A pleasant walking tour with good signage. Be aware, the walk is about a mile in the Arizona sun, but it is well done and worth an afternoon's visit.

Thank Christopher S

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