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Arizona Historical Society -- Tucson Main Museum

Address: 949 E. Second, Tucson, AZ 85719 (West University)
Phone Number: 520 628 5774
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Ranked #63 of 162 Attractions in Tucson
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: This specialty museum, dedicated to the history of Arizona, includes a re-created mining tunnel.
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: This specialty museum, dedicated to the history of Arizona, includes a re-created mining tunnel.

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Clemson, South Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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This was an okay museum to visit, but the exhibits are really outdated.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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Reno, Nevada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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144 reviews 144 reviews
31 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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97 reviews 97 reviews
51 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The museum was reasonably priced and my wife and I enjoyed walking through. We spent almost two hours there. The history of Tucson/Arizona was fascinating and easy to follow. As usual when I get the time I research some of the stories and facts that I learned at a museum. I was very disappointed and shocked to find that one... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

A great glimpse into the past of Tucson. A good see for visitors and locals alike. There are artifacts from tombstone and surrounding areas, too.

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Homedale, Idaho
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

This museum is on the University of Arizona campus. It was much more interesting and informative than the Arizona State Museum. It had an excellent exhibit on mining with a mineral and gem collection. It also had the pictures etc about the beginning of the University of Arizona, history around Tucson. Parking was free.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This is a great place to chill out and inform yourself about the history of Tucson. There is quite a lot to read, so I go there about once a year. The caretaker is also very knowledgable, with his stories about gangsters (John Dillinger).

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