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Arizona Historical Society Museum - Marley Center

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Address: Papago Park, 1300 N. College Ave., Just off Curry Rd., Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone Number: 480-929-9499
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: A museum that focuses on the changing history of Arizona, particularly on...
A museum that focuses on the changing history of Arizona, particularly on the kinds of people who helped shape that history.
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Worth a visit.

Small facility focused on Arizona history - an interesting exhibit on the WWII re-location camps and the mining industry. Worth a visit at $5 per person.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Los Osos, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Small facility focused on Arizona history - an interesting exhibit on the WWII re-location camps and the mining industry. Worth a visit at $5 per person.

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Canada
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Creative presentation of the history of the area. Stuff to touch, some activities for kids. Well worth the $5 admission fee.

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Not familiar with the history of Arizona, this museum does a great job of depicting life here, pretty much in chronological order. Very interesting!

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philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I have been to Phoenix twice a year for the last 10. This is the first time I have been here, it is in a more hidden part of Papago Park. It must be hidden because the entire morning I was the only person in this huge state related museum. For the low fee it was one of the better... More 

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Prescott
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is a great treat as an Arizonan to visit. It is extremely cold inside (which we found too cold on a hot summer day actually??), but that would be our only downside. This place is really fun and I cannot wait to go again... with a jacket :)

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Tempe
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40 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a great museum to go see Arizona history. They have special exhibits and hands on exhibits also. The gift shop is also fun to browse in. There is also an interesting outside exhibit.

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Glendale, Arizona
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78 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I have been to hundreds of historical museums so I may be more critical than most. Not as good as Sharlot Hall in Prescott, less trendy than the historical politically correct one in Tucson, worse than Orlando, Charleston, SC or Chicago quality but it has great interesting displays. It just appears as it did in 1984. Kind of dusty and... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

With its big-boned architecture and dominating presence atop a Papago Park rise, this museum comes off as stuffy and not a little off-putting from the outside. Plus, in my experience, any place featuring the words "Historical" and "Society" in the title is a crapshoot at best. Thus my happy surprise at how modern, slick and just plain fun this place... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My husband and I were playing tourist at home, and thought we would try the two-for-one First Tuesday of the month deal~ We were pleasantly surprised! When we travel and visit U.S. cities, we come back and should not, but do, compare other museums to what Phoenix offers us. Ah, well. The AZ Historical Museum, was really well laid out... More 

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Federal Way, Washington
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Very nice museum. Good representation of the changes to the AZ area. Nice outdoor grounds with native trees and sculptures.

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