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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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Surprising little stop off

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Dunedin, Florida
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Dunedin, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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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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