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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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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 Worthwhile Museum to Visit

This museum takes about an hour or hour and a half. It is small but so well worth seeing. It is free, but parking in the Wells Fargo lot costs $12. You can park on the street if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
ohtracey2010
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Albany, New York

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Albany, New York
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum takes about an hour or hour and a half. It is small but so well worth seeing. It is free, but parking in the Wells Fargo lot costs $12. You can park on the street if you can get a spot. I would recommend this for anyone, elderly, families and families with young children. We learned so much... More 

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Bristol, WI
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179 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Wells Fargo Museum goes well beyond a quick history of the company. It uses interactive displays to let kids learn about the stagecoach route and what it was like to ride in a coach. You can get your face printed on an old time bill and get a free photo of your family in front of the stagecoach. Look... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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110 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A friend and I ran across this completely by accident. We didn't have enough time to give the museum a complete look-over, but what we did manage to see in a short period of time was very interesting. This is a real, old-West museum, from the point of view of a major influential company that was there from the beginning.... More 

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Rock Port
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This small museum is a excellent place to spend an hour if you're interested at all in the history of the old west. The free pictures provide a ready souvenir. The opportunity to see an actual stage coach and to sit inside a replica was great. The video inside the replica did a good job of sharing the experience. I... More 

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Thank J L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped with our kids, early teens and all of us were surprised and delighted with this free museum. Great activities for kids of all ages, get a picture taken, print a check, use an old fashion phone, and visit the art gallery are just some of your options. We were delighted and encourage you to stop.

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Brandon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum is free but that should not suggest the quality of the Museum. It is has a free photo of your group, interesting videos and an audio tour. The art collection alone is worth seeing.

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Thank Judith G
Bronxville, New York
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss it for an hour's visit in downtown Phoenix. Many original artifacts well arranged on not just the story of Wells Fargo, but the history of the West. Hands on exhibits for kids, along with "Touch Me" exhibits; and for everyone, get your picture taken in front of an original Wells Fargo stage coach or to have your picture... More 

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Manhattan IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an interesting museum that can be done quickly. Good for kids. Adults will be interested in the history

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Blue Ridge, Georgia
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Wells Fargo History Museum offers a very interesting look at the history of Wells Fargo. There is a large number of items and artifacts on display. A very worthwhile and interesting visit. No charge for admission.

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Chandler, Arizona
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was down town for jury duty and needed to pass the time on lunch. It's well with in walking distance from one of the court houses. It took a minute of wondering once I got into the building but someone directed me right to it after I askes. I got a wonderful greeting and was given the rules in... More 

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