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Wells Fargo History Museum

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Address: 100 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone Number: 16023781852
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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 the US Airways Center and Chase Field. Exhibits include 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 other artifacts depicting the settlement of the American West. The museum's impressive collection of original artworks includes the world's largest collection of famed illustrator N.C. Wyeth's western themed work. The museum store features a variety of Wells Fargo branded gifts, collectibles and apparel. Tours are available with advance reservations and admission is always free.
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Small but intriguing.

A tiny collection, all to easy to breeze in and breeze out -- take the time to linger over the Western paintings, esp. those of N.C Wyeth. These are just luminous. Well worth the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Columbia, Missouri
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Huachuca City, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Great information of the history of how Wells Fargo got it's start. Lots of interactive stuff for kinds.

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A tiny collection, all to easy to breeze in and breeze out -- take the time to linger over the Western paintings, esp. those of N.C Wyeth. These are just luminous. Well worth the price of admission in and of themselves which is, BTW, free. The museum personnel are also extremely friendly, very knowledgeable. This is also a very kid-friendly... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Soon after joining Wells Fargo this year, I had the chance to visit the Wells Fargo History Museum in Phoenix. The Museum, free to the public but open only during the workweek, contains a number of attractions that will keep adults and children entertained, including full-side reproductions of the classic Wells Fargo stagecoach and a variety of interactive exhibits. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Really worth the visit, you get to learn about the origins of Wells Fargo, art etc and best of all it's free, they even print you a free photo!

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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