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Pioneer Museum

2340 North Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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Ranked #31 of 47 Attractions in Flagstaff
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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Lafayette, Colorado
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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199 reviews 199 reviews
174 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 via mobile

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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448 reviews 448 reviews
163 attraction reviews
254 helpful votes 254 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

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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Flagstaff, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My parents and I thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to the museum- long overdue having lived in Flagstaff for 27 years! The displays were incredibly interesting and we loved all of the bits and pieces of local history included in the signage- so many events and people that we'd never heard of before! And to see them interwoven with the... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Lots of history. The staff were very friendly & informative. They are still working on some exhibits; however, still was a great stop for us. We will go back next time we are there.

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London, United Kingdom
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176 reviews 176 reviews
62 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I found this museum very different from museums in England. I went with family and we were greeted by a very pleasant woman who was clearly interested in her museum and gave us some interesting information before we went in. The museum was an old hospital building from the 1930s It had different sections eg childrens school room and nurses... More

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86 reviews 86 reviews
14 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

This museum is located in an old hospital building from the 1930s. It was saved and preserved to house a myriad of antiques and items from the past, both relating to the hospital and regular household items. The collection is huge and each room of the hospital holds items separated by the years, ie. 1920, 1930, etc. A couple of... More

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