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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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Wonderful history

This museum gives a very comprehensive approach to the Native American tribes in Arizona. I've been twice and would recommend finding when there is a docent to take full... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This museum gives a very comprehensive approach to the Native American tribes in Arizona. I've been twice and would recommend finding when there is a docent to take full advantage of the museum.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Pros: Lots of facts about various local tribes and the climates they lived in and the rituals that are/were the customs of each. Artifacts had signs that explained what they were and what they were used for. Large sign walls let visitors know when they are reading about a different group of people. Cons: Paid parking on in parking structure... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We enjoyed this museum in the historic building, lots to see. Everyone enjoyed this one. Military passes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Lots of fun and very interesting. Lots of historical information that was reinforced as well as information I didn't know. Plan on coming back again with in-state friend in September with your photography person who is excellent!

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tucson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I have actually been there several times as it is always so interesting, they change their exhibits on a regular basis so it is never the same. This museum is great for all ages. A fun Famly Day.

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Tucson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I have been going to Arizona State Museum since the early 80's when I arrived in Tucson, every time I go I learn something new. The staff is dedicated to the preservation of native artifacts, presenting an opportunity to learn about the cultures and making others aware of the rich history and a beautiful way of life that the Native... More 

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Tucson, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Located on the University of Arizona Campus near Main Gate. Obviously a main focus is Native American history & artifacts. They have a great exhibit tracing the history of all of the AZ tribes. ASM also has over 20,000 baskets and over 20,000 pieces of pottery. Only a small fraction are on display -- the rest are in climate controlled... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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 46 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 10 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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