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Wells Fargo History Museum

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Address: 100 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone Number: 602 378 1852
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Description: Celebrating Wells Fargo’s role in Arizona’s colorful history, the Wells...
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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Free, Interactive Museum - Good for All Ages

This free very interactive museum provided lots of history and interesting artifacts. While it is small, it is definitely worth the visit if you have time! Highly recommend this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This free very interactive museum provided lots of history and interesting artifacts. While it is small, it is definitely worth the visit if you have time! Highly recommend this museum! Very hands-on and fun!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a small, free museum in central Phoenix. It outlines the history of this well known firm from its east coast roots to its success in the west. There are some fine exhibits including a Wells Fargo coach in which you can sit. The coach rocks, is the exact size of a real coach and has a simple video... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I brought my 7 year old son here, and the two of us loved it! Now I want to come back with my daughter. Quite an unexpected gem.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The museum is in downtown Phoenix in a Wells Fargo bank. Parking is metered but 2 hours was good for us. The museum is small, free and self-guided.

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Dunedin, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I came across the museum while on a lunch break downtown. Western history and interactive displays are well designed. Price is free, so you can't go wrong. Nice diversion in the middle of the day, and includes a gift shop.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This was a random find, but if you are in town hunt it out! Wells Fargo, now a large bank, once ran the stagecoach across America. In this small, but perfectly formed museum, they have amassed a well presented collection of items from the 19th century, and have created some great interactive displays about stagecoach travel in the past. well... More 

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Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Phoenix has a wonderful, rich history. Which does not include Wells Fargo, and includes minimal amounts of stagecoach-ery. A better choice to learn about our history would be the State Capitol and surrounding area.

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Independence
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

While checking out the downtown we found this museum and thought--why not? It was great, a lot more that you would think and fun things for kids too and best of all it was free!

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Canon City, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It is a small museum but we enjoyed all the hands on things you could do. We were sorry we didn't have the grandkids with us. Even though we didn't have kids with us we acted like kids, taking pictures, using the old telephones and "riding on the coach!"

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Dorset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This little museum tells the story of the development of the stagecoach across America. It was well displayed and very interesting and has many interactive exhibits. We enjoyed siting in the stage coach, loading up the model stage coach with people, getting our faces on money and having our photo taken in front of an original stagecoach. Free and well... More 

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Additional Information about Wells Fargo History Museum

Address: Address: 100 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone Number: 602 378 1852
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Central City
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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