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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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History comes to life!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
José P
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San Francisco, California
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 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 July 25, 2016

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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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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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 11 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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