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Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum

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Address: 3901 W Pioneer Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85086-7020
Phone Number: 602 465 4052
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Guides in period costume show guests through an authentic...

Guides in period costume show guests through an authentic turn-of-the-century Arizona village.

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Well worth a visit!

Take a step back in time in this quaint pioneer village! $9 / adult will get you through the gate where you can spend a good couple hours walking around this well thought out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take a step back in time in this quaint pioneer village! $9 / adult will get you through the gate where you can spend a good couple hours walking around this well thought out, interesting attraction. While some of the buildings are replicas, there are actual restored buildings with very interesting history. We visited at the end of July, so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved this museum. They have so many original buildings and they are all decorated with actual pieces from the old days. They close at 11am in the summer months due to the heat. We would have loved to get there a lot earlier so we had time to walk through and enjoy the exhibit. We had to rush through... More 

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Thank 7152014
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Strolling through the Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum, you get a good glimpse back in time to the Old West. Each historic building made you imagine how the occupants lived back in those days.The good thing is you can complete your own tour iat your own pace. It would also be very educational for a school trip.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This place is not fancy but fun and best to go when it is cooler in the day. I always take out of town guests there.

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Thank BigdogAZ2014
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I really like this place. I've been there a few times. Once, they had an old west show with gunslingers. You get a good glimpse of what it was like to live in an Old West town.

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Thank Danny R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I chaperoned a school field trip to this museum. The sprawling grounds made it easy to imagine how early settlers actually lived (blacksmith, general store, actual school from the Mogollon Rim disassembled and rebuilt, etc.). Kids especially liked the town square duel re-enactments.

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Thank Josh C
Queensbury, New York, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

My 17 year old granddaughter and I visited the museum today. We both love history and were very happy with our tour. It was very hard for her to understand how families could live in the one room cottages. The school was interesting as there was a guide there. We talked about my Mom attending a one room school very... More 

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Thank Joy G
Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Took my 6 and 4 year old grand kids. They enjoyed visiting the houses and imagining life in the 'old' days. The hay bale maze was a plus. Then there was the gun fight which I was very nervous about in the beginning of the show ( I am definitely not an NRA fan); however, there was an introductory talk... More 

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Winchester, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This little pioneer home was a way to connect with the original settlers. It shows just how few creature comforts were available. It was worth the trip to visit.

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Thank Vicki G
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

You'll enjoy walking back into history when you go to the Pioneer museum. You'll find great old buildings and people dressed up in pioneer dress telling you all about what it was like to live back then. There's a school house, blacksmith, jail and lots more. I highly recommend visiting, you won't be sorry.

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