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Wells Fargo History Museum

Address: 100 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 (Central City)
Phone Number: 602 378 1852
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Ranked #36 of 224 things to do in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, History museums, Museums
Owner description: Celebrating Wells Fargo’s role in Arizona’s colorful history, the Wells Fargo History Museum is...
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Type: Specialty museums, History museums, Museums
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Celebrating Wells Fargo’s role in Arizona’s colorful history, the Wells Fargo History Museum is just steps away from popular downtown Phoenix attractions. The collection includes an authentic 19th century stagecoach, a replica stagecoach you can climb aboard, gold and precious minerals, a replica mine shaft, antique firearms, working telegraph and more. Along with the world’s largest collection of famed illustrator N.C. Wyeth’s western themed work. Admission is always free, tours are available with reservations.

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Northfield, Illinois
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a great find! Nestled in the Wells Fargo building around the corner from City Hall, this free museum is tiny but more than makes up for it in quality. An excellent history of both Wells Fargo and stagecoach travel are offered. You can take photos of yourself in front of an old stagecoach and have them emailed to you.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Lots of cool stuff to look at. I didn't realize just how common robberies were back then, you'll get a good feel for that and what banking was like in the perilous 1800's. I easily spent an hour there and hey it's free. Don't miss it if you're going to wander around downtown. And check out the 1920s Orpheum Theater... More 

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phoenix
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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Nice little free museum with lots of history of the west, arizona and the bank. Friendly staff inside and depending on the time of year may have special events and activities.

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New York
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Ok in all fairness, I work for Wells Fargo, so of course had to visit on my trip to Phoenix. I love seeing all the old memorabilia and learning about the history of the company, which also tells the story of the American West. Its free and worth dropping in, even if you don't work for us.

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A small town in Northwest Washington
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150 reviews 150 reviews
51 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Lots of history about old west and stagecoaches. They have a 125 year old stage coach that hasn't been refurbished but looks awesome. Free photo with stagecoach. Right in downtown Phoenix.

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Amanda W, Manager at Wells Fargo History Museum, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed the museum. Thank you for the lovely review. More 

Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States
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208 reviews 208 reviews
68 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

What an amazing opportunity to learn a little history of the Old West, and it's FREE! This delightful little museum has so much to offer in downtown Phoenix. Fun for kids and adults. Many interactive displays, and the chance to have your picture taken, again for FREE, in a stagecoach. Yes, in a time of "Don't touch!", this place invites... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We spent a couple of hours at the Wells Fargo Museum in Phoenix. The museum is very small but the individual exhibits are quite interesting, and they are tied to the history of Wells Fargo very nicely. Not only was this a fun visit, but it was also educational. For the art buff, the museum also contains a room of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I almost didn't go in here, but I wanted to see if they'd make mention of the Wells Fargo song from "Music Man." They didn't disappoint--there was a poster. The museum is small but packed with information, and they try to make it interactive. Lots of Wells Fargo history, stagecoaches, N.C. Wyeth and Remington artworks, and attractive displays. A good... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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348 reviews 348 reviews
195 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the museum. It had several interesting displays that were informative. We spent about 45 minutes looking at everything. There were a few hands on surprises that were fun.

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USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It has some historic exhibits about the Wells Fargo history and how it came to be. It has very unique merchandise and the best of them are the stagecoach . You can take photos inside the stagecoach and get inside. It is free admission.

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