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Pueblo Grande Museum

Neighborhood: Camelback East
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Address: 4619 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034-1909
Phone Number: +1 602-495-0901
9:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Explore the ancient heart of Phoenix at Pueblo Grande Museum, located on a...

Explore the ancient heart of Phoenix at Pueblo Grande Museum, located on a 1,500 year old archaeological site left by the Hohokam culture located just minutes from downtown Phoenix next to Sky Harbor International Airport. This National Historic Landmark and Phoenix Point of Pride has been a part of the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department since 1929, and is the largest preserved archaeological site within Phoenix. Easily accessible by the Sky Train and the Light Rail, the museum is open 7 days a week October through April, and closed Sundays and Mondays, May through September.

A fully accessible 2/3 mile trail takes you through a prehistoric Hohokam archaeological village site with a partially excavated platform mound, ballcourt, and replicated prehistoric houses. There are three galleries to visit while at the Museum. The main gallery displays artifacts of the Hohokam and discusses the Pueblo Grande village site. The children's hands-on gallery has activities to help kids learn about the science of archaeology. And the changing gallery features exhibits on various topics from archaeology, southwest cultures, and Arizona history. For authentic Native American gifts, art, and jewelry, the Museum Store has something for all tastes and budgets.


Throughout the year, Pueblo Grande Museum has programming for adults, children, and families, which include archaeology classes for kids, arts and crafts workshops, hikes, and lectures. The Museum also holds annual events, such as the Indian Market, children's summer programs, a Native Art & Rug Auction, Ancient Technology Day and more to please all ages and interests! Pueblo Grande Museum is part of the Green Museums Accord committed to environmental sustainability and sustainable museum practices.

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Learn A Lot in a Short Time

This is a very modern museum with indoor and outdoor exhibits featuring local American Indian culture. It is not an overwhelming place so one can see all the exhibits within about... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very modern museum with indoor and outdoor exhibits featuring local American Indian culture. It is not an overwhelming place so one can see all the exhibits within about one and a half hours, which is great for kids or adults short on time. There is also a nice gift shop. Staff are very eager to answer questions... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At only $6 this is a steal. If your into history and southwestern culture this is your place. Go early in the day when the heat is not a problem. Be sure to use the umbrella when on the trail. It's close to a lot of hotels so if you have an hour or two it's a must see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After living in Phoenix for 50+ years, I had never been here. The loop outside shows early life in the area with replicas of the types of buildings the Hohokam used. Inside the museum it shows more information on the canals and irrigation they used. Also some beautiful artifacts from that pre-Columbian era.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice place to visit as the temperature in Phoenix gets to be that nice cool fall. It is mostly outside and for those who may be a bit more archaeologically minded. You take a walking path through the ancient site of a Hohokam village and learn about the people who lived there.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

I decided to explore the Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park because I saw a brochure at my hotel, and it was only 23 minutes away. The cost was only $6 per adult, too, so figured it was worth checking out at such a good price. First, you get to watch a 10 minute video about the history of what... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Native American culture, way of life, food. I loved it. Go!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

This is an amazing place, right in the heart of Phoenix, that once was the site of a Village for the ancient people of the Valley. Luckily, it has been perserved for all to see. Reasonably priced; It is only $6.00 for adults, and $5.00 for seniors, $3.00 for kids, and young children are free. It is open Monday thru... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the visit. Loved seeing the trees and cactus up close. Staff was friendly, interior was cool. Outside was hot but well laid out

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Great museum telling the story of the Hohokam Indians. Inside is lots of information about these ancient people with some interactive exhibits, and then outside are the ruins that you can walk through. Very reasonable admission price, and on this hot day, they had umbrellas that visitors could use.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

I never expected a museum like this was right in downtown Phoenix! I loved the contrast of walking around the ancient ruins while watching airplanes land just beyond us. I had never heard of the Hohokam, and found it fascinating. I'm sure we would have spent much more time here if it hadn't been 114 degrees! (We REALLY appreciated the... More 

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