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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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A fun muesum

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... read more

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Google the address it will give you a more accurate location. Free museum and very interesting. It's small but tells a lot of Wells Fargo history. My daughter loved all of the interactive things to do.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We came across the Wells Fargo History Museum (WFHM) completely unintentional. We have to give credit (and Kudos) to the the Urban Adventure Quest for Phoenix as the WFHM was actually one of our location challenges on our quest. Boy are we happy this was on our quest. We ended up going in to the WFHM and stayed for over... More 

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Smithers, B.C.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Well presented history of an American financial institution. The display includes a stagecoach. Pleasant custodian.

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Cornwall, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It's free and not time consuming, nice little displays set up to really let you see what it was like back then. You can get your picture standing in front of a stagecoach and it's free but most people give a donation. It's a really interesting place to visit, well with the time

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Mesa, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I wouldn't go out of my way to go downtown and park and see this museum, but if you are already downtown near the Wells Fargo Branch, ask for directions around the corner to this little museum. It is worth a few minutes of your time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My wife and I visited this little museum in the downtown area of Phoenix Arizona. They had quite the stash of Wells Fargo memorabilia. They show how the old telegraph and communications system was. They have an astonishing amount of old money. Ask for your picture to be taken in front of 1860 stagecoach.

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Hartsville, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I really enjoyed the Wells Fargo Museum. You can do the entire place in 30min-45min (reading everything). There are a couple of places where you can press a button and a camera will take a picture of you (your face on money, you in front of a stagecoach). It's all free. They will give you a printed copy of your... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Really nice little museum in downtown Phoenix! Super friendly staff gave us background information about the museum. We had fun taking a picture in front of the stagecoach, and getting our pictures on some money. The artwork was an incredible collection! We really enjoyed our visit. Be sure to see it!

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

Thank you very much for visiting the museum. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed yourself and thank you for the wonderful review. More 

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