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The Phippen Museum

4701 North US Highway 89, Prescott, AZ 86301
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Ranked #10 of 28 Attractions in Prescott
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Description: Fine arts museum that features exhibits and educational programs related to the American West.
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English first
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84 reviews 84 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Phippen Museum recently added on a very large exhibit space, and what was on display was most impressive. You don't have to be a "cowboy and horse" fan to appreciate the art work. The smaller galleries had George Phippen's work and a recreation of his studio on display. They also have an impressive amount of bronze sculptures by Solon... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

"Excellent" was our opinion of this fine new building on a hilltop overlooking the granite dells. There are a number of exhibits well displayed on the first floor: fine art & sculpture, recreations of artists' studios, saddles, & related cowboy items. An exhibit of local horse paintings was amazingly high quality. The lower floor is currently mostly empty. We did... More

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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140 reviews 140 reviews
34 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Not being familiar with this museum we decided to stop after visiting Watson Lake. For someone who likes Western Art and its development this museum is a must see. Part of the museum was under renovation so we weren't able to see everything the museum offers but it was still worthwhile. Our favorite part of the museum was the Ray... More

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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223 reviews 223 reviews
123 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Wish the front desk told you the entire lower level is now empty and the special exhibit is not available so you have about 1 1/2 rooms of paintings to see and some rusted metal objects outdoor. Overpriced for the small collection. Paintings were good though.

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San Francisco, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The museum is small with the focus on local artists. you can get through the entire museum in about an hour.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This was a beautiful museum with so much beautiful western art. The outside area has many western sculpture pieces which were really nice and fun to take pictures by.

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We headed north out of Prescott. It's quite a few miles to the Phippen, but well worth it. Entry cost is $7.00 per adult (no senior discount). Some absolutely beautiful painting and sculpture. There's an alcove of old west memorbilia (pistols, rifles, spurs, saddles, etc.) On the other side is a display about Will James, the author of "Smoky" Glad... More

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78 reviews 78 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is a beautiful venue with both permanent exhibits and temporary exhibits. We saw great examples of western architecture in the temporary exhibit. The permanent exhibits include both two and three dimensional pieces. I have always loved the west. Probably because of all the TV westerns I watched as a kid. Whether it's bronze art, period pieces of memorabilia, pencil... More

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West Chicago, Illinois
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106 attraction reviews
292 helpful votes 292 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

While we have been to Prescott, AZ several times, we had never made it to the Phippen Museum until this past week. It is north out of town a few miles but is worth the trip and i wish we could stay and go to their juried art show next weekend but that doesn't work for us. The museum has... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

If you enjoy seeing quality western/cowboy art this museum would be a good choice. They alternate exhibits often and have options of styles. The Cowboy Artists of America (CAs) represent here as a number of them happen to be local. If you are visiting for a rodeo drive out to the edge of town and take a look, you won't... More

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