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Address: 2340 North Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone Number: 928-774-6272
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Originally constructed as the Coconino County Hospital this museum...
Originally constructed as the Coconino County Hospital this museum includes a main building, barn and cabin that offer exhibits and crafts demonstrations pertaining to life in the early 1900s.
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Definitely a work in progress, come back in a couple of years

Decided to continue our education with a visit to the Pioneer Museum. Right nextdoor to a school – note that the speed limit is 15 mph and people were observing it. Obviously the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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Fallbrook, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The entry fee of $6 is reasonable. The historic building holds two floors of local historical objects and facts. They did an excellent job of developing a timeline that presents the local Flagstaff history with other U.S. historical events. Small kids would probably not be interested in most of it.

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Portland, Oregon
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29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Decided to continue our education with a visit to the Pioneer Museum. Right nextdoor to a school – note that the speed limit is 15 mph and people were observing it. Obviously the police enforce. Museum is in an interesting building – originally the Indigent Hospital. Very friendly and helpful docent on Reception. Contents are a work in progress with... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Have not been here for years. They have really fixed it up. History of Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon area. Great for all ages! Displayed so nice and learning classes available. Ever wanted to learn how to dutch oven cook, make candles,make yarn? They have it. Firetrucks, tractors, carriages ,train, toys, clothes, beds and furniture from long ago. You can... More 

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Northern Arizona
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192 reviews 192 reviews
82 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

As a local, I find myself returning here about once a year and seeing something different each time. This is old school, no interactive displays, no digital anything, but just real stuff from Flagstaff's past. And an iron lung. And a great bookstore.

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Lafayette, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The upstairs is a timeline of Flagstaff and the country. Each of the decades has a small room dedicated to it. There is only room for 1 person per room. There is a steam locomotive with a log rail car and caboose (you can go through the caboose and sit in the chair (not much else in there). They have... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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174 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

History museums aren't usually my favorite, but this one was actually pretty interesting. Upstairs the rooms are designed like a timeline, with objects presented to represent each decade from 1880-1960. Downstairs the current exhibit highlights selected important objects that tell the story of Flagstaff. Another facet of the museum is medical history, as this building was originally a hospital for... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a small, but very interesting museum. The building was formally a hospital for the indigent and offers many interesting pieces from the early 1920s and 1930s. This is a great spot to take in if you are spending the day in Flagstaff to combine with another attraction. The staff are very informative and take pride in their museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Spent an afternoon at the Pioneer Museum and thoroughly enjoyed it. Building is in process of being renovated and updated. Exhibits were interesting and discussion provoking with our children. The kids enjoyed it and did not want to leave. Will come back again

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Sun City West, Arizona
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185 attraction reviews
294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The old hospital is interesting and there are some old pieces of machinery, but there isn't a whole lot there. Go when it is free admission, like during the folk fest - a fun day.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

I have lived in Flagstaff for 15 years and this was my first time here. I will probably wait another 20 years to go back. The price was high for such a small museum and there was no rhyme or rhythm to the place. It is kind of separated by different years in the different rooms but not much is... More 

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