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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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Found out where the "Miranda Rights Act" started from....

School age kids must go, interesting exhibits from the USS Arizona that went down in WWII at Pearl Harbor. Some pictures from the Merci Train that came back from France after the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 25, 2016
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Salina, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am so glad we stopped by to see the Capitol and the grounds. Many moving tributes and memorials to service men, women, and K9's that have made the ultimate sacrifice.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Great place to visit while in Phoenix. Tells you a lot about Arizona history. Would recommend seeing while in the area.

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

Thank you for visiting the Arizona Capitol Museum and for your feedback! More 

Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Even if I was raised in Phoenix since the 1950's I am amazed by parts of history I didn't know that I discovered when I visited this site. Free or by donation. Don't forget to visit the grounds outside too. It's a big part of it.

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

Mike, We are glad you were able to learn more about Arizona history here at the museum. Thank you for your review and hope to see you back soon!. More 

San Diego, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

School age kids must go, interesting exhibits from the USS Arizona that went down in WWII at Pearl Harbor. Some pictures from the Merci Train that came back from France after the US had sent supplies to relief the hunger after WWII. Reminder of how native americans supported the war effort dramatically with the now famous Navajo Code talkers.

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

Eduardo, We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Arizona Capitol Museum. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. More 

Baltimore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

State capitols are all museums of state history. Some are gorgeous; some more historic in their look. This one combines both and has a well planned self guided tour. I like state capitols, because I learn about local history. Across from the state government buildings is a gorgeous memorial park. There are large installation memorials to most of our US... More 

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

Cassandra, We are glad you enjoyed the self-guided tour. Thank you for visiting us and for the review! More 

Ottumwa, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Our tour driver recommended stopping in this museum. It contains the sliverware from the USS Arizona. When the Arizona went down in the Second World War, the silverware was not on the ship because it had been sent out for cleaning. The beautiful silverware is on display in the Arizona Capitol Museum.

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

We are glad your tour driver decided to stop at the Capitol Museum. The USS Arizona is one of our most popular exhibits. We hope you enjoyed the rest of the exhibits as well. More 

Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Great for kids. Great informative staff good place to picnic and learn a lot. A lot of history in a beautiful setting

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

We are so happy we went to see this as it was one of the best attractions we saw and it was free and so was the parking! This is the Capitol Building and there is a lot of Arizona state history to learn about as well as there is a huge display (one wing of the museum) devoted to... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

There is public parking that is free adjacent to the park in front of the State Capitol. The museum is free but you can give a donation. The lady on the information deck was very helpful and friendly. The museum is interesting but probably need an understanding of American politics, the building is beautiful with the state seal under the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Stop by this nice building and learn how Phoenix was born! It's shock full of historical facts and reliquary from the city of Phoenix...... Take a few hours and catch all this amazing stuff Best part of it? It's free!!!

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