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Arizona Historical Society -- Tucson Main Museum

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Address: 949 E. Second, Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone Number: 520 628 5774
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 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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Denver, Colorado, United States
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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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Osage Beach, United States
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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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Clemson, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 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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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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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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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Tucson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

My most recent stop was to see the Silverbell "Roman" artifacts, a long ago proven collection of hoax items of supposed Roman artifacts found in the Tucson area. Like the last reviewer, I was stunned to see how lousy the interpretative information was, pretending that they may still be real. (My guess is that a family member must have edited... More 

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Address: 949 E. Second, Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone Number: 520 628 5774
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson>  > West University

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