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Arizona Historical Society -- Tucson Main Museum

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Address: 949 E. Second, Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone Number: 15206285774
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Description: This specialty museum, dedicated to the history of Arizona, includes a...
This specialty museum, dedicated to the history of Arizona, includes a re-created mining tunnel.
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Surprisingly large and well done museum

What a surprisingly great museum! My daughter enjoyed the hands-on exhibits, and my husband and I appreciated taking advantage of the "cheap date Friday" for $1/each admission... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Kristen M
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Snohomish, Washington
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Snohomish, Washington
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

What a surprisingly great museum! My daughter enjoyed the hands-on exhibits, and my husband and I appreciated taking advantage of the "cheap date Friday" for $1/each admission. It was well worth our time to take this tour through the phases of Arizona's history. Our 10 year old loved the kids hands-on mezzanine exhibit. The mine display was huge and far... More 

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AZHistoricalSociety, Manager at Arizona Historical Society -- Tucson Main Museum, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for visiting the museum and posting a review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and took advantage of our Cheap Date Nite programming. We also offer Family Night $1 admission on Mondays, so if you are back in town, visit us then for some fun, family friendly programming! - Arizona History Museum staff More 

Gold Canyon, Arizona
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90 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We enjoyed this small museum in the heart downtown Tucson. Their exhibits ranged from the Geronimo exhibit, to the Dilanger exhibit. We liked the old-time mercantile and the mining exhibits the best. This museum was able to cram a lot of Arizona history here. It is worth a visit. A couple of tip: 1) Free parking. If you park in... More 

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AZHistoricalSociety, Manager at Arizona Historical Society -- Tucson Main Museum, responded to this review

Hello! We're glad that you enjoyed your trip and thank you for posting a review about our museum! One clarification: we do have an elevator that will take visitors to the 2nd floor exhibit area. It is available upon request at the Front Desk, so if you need to use the elevator we will gladly accommodate. Thank you again! -... More 

Denver, Colorado, United States
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Museum well-lit, good interactive displays on mining, home life of different early settlers. Especially liked graphics showing remodeling/restoring of original building features to architect's design. Parking fees, even with museum visitor stamp, seemed excessive ($6).

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AZHistoricalSociety, Manager at Arizona Historical Society -- Tucson Main Museum, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for visiting the museum and posing a review. We're glad you enjoyed our new exhibit on the Joesler Renovation! One clarification: We do offer free validated parking. If you enter the Main Gate Garage (located off of Euclid) from 2nd Street, on the right side you will see a side for Arizona Historical Society/Arizona History Museum visitors.... More 

Osage Beach, United States
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70 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great Historical Museum of Tucson and surrounding areas. Cost is $6 for Seniors. Exhibits are great. The flow is well planned and the information is easy to read and informative. You will be a lot smarter about Tucson and Arizona History after you check out this museum. Tour takes about 2 hours. Museum is adjacent to University of Arizona Campus.

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AZHistoricalSociety, Manager at Arizona Historical Society -- Tucson Main Museum, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for visiting the museum and writing a review about your experience. We're glad you enjoyed your visit! - Arizona History Museum staff More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

this museum was very well done in that it wasn't too overwhelming with verbage. a variety to see and concisely learn about including a history of the tuscon area, mining display, pioneer and indian daily life display and transportation transportation

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AZHistoricalSociety, Manager at Arizona Historical Society -- Tucson Main Museum, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for visiting the museum and writing a review about your experience. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you come back to see our new exhibits in the future! - Arizona History Museum staff More 

Clemson, South Carolina
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73 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I visited this museum today and was pleasantly surprised. The museum is not very large but it has some very interesting exhibits. It goes through the history of Arizona mining and talks about the methods used. I was really rested in the discussion of methods. They have a small display about transportation with an ox cart, a stage couch which... More 

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AZHistoricalSociety, Manager at Arizona Historical Society -- Tucson Main Museum, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for visiting the museum and writing a review about your experience. We're glad you liked our 1923 Studebaker! It really is a great part of the transportation exhibit. We hope to see you again in the future! - Arizona History Museum staff More 

San Antonio, Texas
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59 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Good museum to visit. Park in the nearby parking garage. The museum will validate your parking ticket. Visited the museum with my wife and nephew and we had fun. Normal admission is $5 and seniors are $4, but to our delight we visited on a two for one day, so for the three of us the total came to $9.... More 

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Salt_Lake
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This was an okay museum to visit, but the exhibits are really outdated. There are much better museums to visit if you have only a few days in the City.

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AZHistoricalSociety, Manager at Arizona Historical Society -- Tucson Main Museum, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for visiting the museum and writing a review about your experience. We're sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our exhibits during your visit, but we frequently change the exhibits to feature more contemporary, interesting artifacts and subject matter. The feedback we receive from our visitors is tremendously helpful in planning future exhibits. We hope that... More 

Reno, Nevada
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28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This museum was interesting, but probably not strong enough on its own merit. I bundled this into a UA visit, so this was a matter of proximity. There were two exhibits of note: Mapping the Territory (detailing the Gadsen Purchase) and Geronimo! (sepia photos of the man). An original stagecoach is displayed in the lobby; in a separate hall, there... More 

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tucson arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We found this museum to be informative and well done. The cost was minimal $5 for seniors. We enjoyed walking through and looking at the exhibits. Many had verbal messages to help us understand what we were seeing. I would recommend this museum. There is free parking - I would suggest you call to find out where it is. We... More 

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