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Arizona State Museum

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Neighborhood: West University
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Address: 1013 East University Blvd, University of Arizona campus, Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone Number: 520-621-6302
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Description: The oldest anthropological museum in the region, the Arizona State Museum...
The oldest anthropological museum in the region, the Arizona State Museum has been collecting and interpreting the cultures of the Southwest since 1893.
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Superb Museum, Hard to Find needs signs

Since this is buried on the U of A campus, parking is an issue. Be prepared to walk a bit or drop off anyone who cannot walk far. Like several places on the U of A campus it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Since this is buried on the U of A campus, parking is an issue. Be prepared to walk a bit or drop off anyone who cannot walk far. Like several places on the U of A campus it is NOT marked well. Grrrr. Hey you are state funded and need to let people access these places. Okay, better now. I... More 

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My husband and I had a buy one get one admission free in the Tucson tour book. t was a hot day, and the museum is air conditioned, we decided to give it a try. It is a very small museum located on the U of A grounds. Their feature exhibit was the Intimacy of Faith. A collection of a... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

It was a good exhibit o of southwest Native Americans. The presentation was good. Plus, it was cool for a few hours on a warm day.

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Cochrane, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Learned a lot about native groups in Southern Arizona but was hard to keep it all straight. This is an old museum that has some new upgrades but think things have remained the same for some time. If you have a Tucson Passport, be sure to bring it in order to use the 2 for 1 coupon.

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The review by RUMPLES is right on; I Have nothing to add. Allow 1.5 to 2 hours. Best collection of Southwest pottery I've ever seen.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Take your time as you meander through centuries of Arizona history. The docents are top-notch! For first-timers to Tucson, this is a must-see!

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This state museum -- the oldest and largest anthropology museum in the Southwest -- stands on the University of Arizona (UA) campus, just inside the main gate. Its large permanent exhibition ("Paths of Life: American Indians of the Southwest and Northern Mexico") begins with an excellent introductory video. The exhibit continues with room after room of display cases devoted to... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

You think it's small, but then you learn sooo much, and find additional rooms, floors, exhibits. This place just opens the door of wonder for those interested in Arizona and it's pre-statehood history. Makes you want to Google everything!

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Interesting artifacts especially the miniature hand woven baskets. They were used as models when teaching the young people how to weave. Nice gift shop. Worth watching the video.

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Chestnut Hill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

An exhibition of art by contemporary Native American artists in all media in response to the photographs of Edward Curtis. His work is today viewed as overly romantic and inaccurate by many artists, a few acknowledge his skills. There is also a show of Curtis photographs at the same museum. Don't miss the ceramic collections and a good museum shop.

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Additional Information about Arizona State Museum

Address: Address: 1013 East University Blvd, University of Arizona campus, Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone Number: 520-621-6302
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson>  > West University
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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