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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
Phone Number: +1 602-926-3620
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 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 2 weeks ago
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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1 Thank dottyb13
Modesto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

The Museum itself captures the history fairly well and one can visit the old Senate, but not the House of Representatives. The good news is that the 2 adjacent buildings house the present day working Senate and House of Representatives. In the latter we had the bonus of a high school mock vote to entertain us too

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Going inside the building is cool, and there are some nice exhibits. Worthwhile, and doesn't take to long. As an added bonus, the grounds around the building are great. All the monuments. Its a great way to spend an hour or two.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This was a great outing. It's free to visit and there is a wealth of information about the history of Arizona, which will keep and histor/culture buffs happy. We also went out and visited the war memorial walk which was pretty awe-inspiring and worth beholding.

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