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Arizona Capitol Museum

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Neighborhood: Central City
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Address: 1700 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2812
Phone Number: +1 602-926-3620
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Celebrating Arizona's vibrant cultural heritage through history! Housed in...

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 Open: Monday through Friday 9am - 4pm

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I was truly impressed with the Arizona Capitol Museum;, and the research I did before I went did not even mention the plaza in front of the old Capitol dedicated to military and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2016
NancyLaird
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our cross-country trip, we stopped in Phoenix to visit friends and they took us and their 8 and 10 year old grandchildren to the Arizona Capitol Museum. It is 4 floors of history. Enjoyable.

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AZCM, Manager at Arizona Capitol Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum. More 

Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In a year of elections I was pleased to see the history of voters rights and how Arizona was a territory for several years before becoming a state. There is also information about the USS Arizona from WWII. The building is beautiful, exhibits informative, friendly and helpful staff, and my favorite price "free". I do wish they had a guided... More 

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AZCM, Manager at Arizona Capitol Museum, responded to this review

Jennifer we are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Capitol Museum. We appreciate your comments regarding our staff. The Capitol Museum staff always strives to provide the best experience to our visitors. If you have the opportunity to comeback in the fall you'll be able to see our new and updated exhibits. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to learn history of early Arizona, but the Crown Jewel is the Silver Service that was taken off the Arizona before it sailed to Pearly Harbor. Money was collected and the Silver Bowls etc are etched with scenes of Arizona from Saguaros to Snow capped Mountains.

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AZCM, Manager at Arizona Capitol Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the museum. The USS Arizona exhibit is one of our most popular ones. We hope you can comeback in the fall to see our new and updated exhibits. More 

Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

I was truly impressed with the Arizona Capitol Museum;, and the research I did before I went did not even mention the plaza in front of the old Capitol dedicated to military and law enforcement. I was actually more impressed with the plaza. Lots of positives in the building: very informative signs and explanatory information. Negatives: the Senate chamber has... More 

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Nancy thank you for taking the time to write your review of the museum. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. I'm sorry to hear about your experience at the cafeteria, we appreciate your feedback; we always strive to improve our visitors' experience. More 

Monterey, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

An exceptionally well maintained history of Arizona's Capitol that provides great insights into the history and development of Arizona, as well as its place within the United States political and trade sectors.

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AZCM, Scheduling Coordinator at Arizona Capitol Museum, responded to this review

Fadamos thank you for your review; we encourage you to comeback in the fall to see our new and updated exhibits. More 

scottsdale
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Whenever we have guests it's hard to give them a feel of what Arizona is all about, what makes it so unique. A visit to the Capitol Museum lays a good groundwork and helps us decide what else to show them around the valley....will it be cowboy stuff, or visiting mining towns, seeing the lakes or downtown Victorian buildings. Although... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I was surprised how great this was. The architecture, artifacts and history were very interesting. Older children who like history will like it.

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Carbondale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

There is a greeter when you enter. It is self guided tour of the old capitol. It was interesting. This showed the old Governor's office and house of rep. The new building is where the laws are passed today. The outside memorials were also very informative including the Code Talkers.

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Modesto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

I visited this museum in January and I really enjoyed it. There is a lot to see and it's a great history lesson, especially if you're from out of town. Definitely a kid friendly place and very educational. The place is a bit run-down but I did notice there was some restoration going on. Admission is free and you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I love getting a taste of local history wherever I visit, and the fact that this museum is free was an absolute bonus! When you go in, it's a bit unclear as to which way you should see the museum, but you can do any floor in any order almost. I spent 1h30 in the museum and managed to see... More 

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