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Arizona Capitol Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Great Place for A Family Visit

Great museum with several exhibits. If you go during the school season expect to have numerous... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2019
breinhaugen
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Fargo, North Dakota
Enjoyed our visit despite previous comments

Do not get the griping in previous postings Free parking is a block away Entrance to the museum... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2019
jfadds
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chicago
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Celebrating Arizona's vibrant cultural heritage through history! Housed in the restored Capitol Building, this museum presents programs and exhibits about the government of the Arizona Territory and the early days of statehood. Always FREE Admission...more
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1700 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2812
Central City
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting to walk around the original Capitol Building in Phoenix and learn about the history of the region. Adjacent to the building used by the Arizona legislature so it was convenient to go see them in session for a taste of current events too

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank David B
Reviewed May 3, 2019

The museum is housed in a beautiful old building downtown. It has several exhibits on different floors which provide a good historical perspective on the state of Arizona and it's evolution. The museum is free and well worth a visit. We really enjoyed the "Tree"...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 20, 2019

Great museum with several exhibits. If you go during the school season expect to have numerous school groups touring the facility as well. Great place to learn about Arizona history and fun facts about Arizona. Great U.S.S. Arizona exhibit. Lots to read and learn at...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank breinhaugen
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

Do not get the griping in previous postings Free parking is a block away Entrance to the museum itself is likewise free There are interesting exhibits on 2 Japanese internment camps that were located in Arizona during WW 2- a tragic story Likewise, many artifacts...More

Date of experience: March 2019
3  Thank jfadds
Reviewed March 9, 2019

Free parking across street. Admission is free. Helpful staff on each floor. 1-2 hours are needed to see all of the exhibits. If this review is helpful then please indicate so below.

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank Trek-Always
Reviewed March 6, 2019

Researched on Trip Advisor so, as I was staying in Sedona, and was going into Phoenix to visit family, I decided to check out this museum. I will say I was pleasantly surprised. It's about 4, 5 floors and covers pretty much all of Arizona...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dapper54
Reviewed February 22, 2019 via mobile

We went thru the building which also has a memorial museum of the Japanese internment. It was sad to see, be we learned more about their sad, harsh life. It's a beautiful building. There is a park nearby which has the USS Arizona and the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bicycling4lou
Reviewed February 21, 2019

I make a point to visit state capitols so I've seen quite a few and am always surprised when the building that is supposed to represent the state is so uninteresting. The Arizona state capitol could be a decent looking library - but not a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Milissa R
Reviewed February 20, 2019

Free museum, beautiful capitol building. Rooms filled with USS Arizona memorabilia. Walk across the street to the park. Amazing monuments! The anchor to the USS Arizona is there as well.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jbellis32
Reviewed February 17, 2019

Was a chaperone on my daughter's school field trip, and learned and saw tons of incredible pieces of Arizona history which we never would have learned without attending. The vault and museum, and the tour guides are incredible. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Sheri443
July 25, 2017|
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Response from Cathy M | Reviewed this property |
The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is closed on state holidays. So it would NOT be open that day.
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Response from Martin G | Reviewed this property |
I do not know about the availability of wheelchairs, but I do know that it is accessible. My wife uses a walker and did not have any problem. We did a self guided tour without having advance reservations. Perhaps the museum... More
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