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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 #23 of 94 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty 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: History Museums, Specialty 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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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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27 helpful votes 27 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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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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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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66 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

You can whizz around this in an hour or so, but there's lots to see and learn about (history of Wells Fargo and mining in Arizona), an authentic stagecoach to look at, a stagecoach "ride" that you can go in (adults as well as kids!), and some interesting art works in the small gallery. Staff were lovely too.

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Ma
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31 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I love it! It is small only takes an hour. The attendant was pleasant and knowledgeable. There is a stagecoach you can get in. A self camera to take you picture in front of real stagecoach and to put your face on a dollar bill and the print it out for you.

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Appleton, WI
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I stopped here looking for something to do while waiting for my flight. It has quite a bit of information regarding the history of WF. It's in a small area but jam packed with history. Worth the stop if you have time to kill.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

For a history dweeb such as myself, this was a cool place. I drug the family along for the ride, and out of the 110 degree heat, for a surprisingly fun little museum. Stagecoaches, free pictures, and some nifty displays (do you know why the call it "cutting a check?") make this a really fun stop. Go straight from here... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

This place was amazing. Located right in downtown, we nearly missed it. There is not a lot of signage, so make sure you look for it. It is certainly worth the time. Really cool historical look at the early days of the Wells Fargo stage coach and the passengers and gold they hauled. If you love history, you will love... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We were in Phoenix for something else and happened upon this museum. It's free and has many displays. They provide a free audio tour of all the exhibits. My wife and I found it fascinating and well worth the 1.5 hours we spent there. You can spend more or less time as you tour at your leisure.

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