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Wells Fargo History Museum

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Address: 100 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone Number: 16023781852
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Celebrating Wells Fargo's role in Arizona's colorful history, the Wells...

Celebrating Wells Fargo's role in Arizona's colorful history, the Wells Fargo History Museum is just steps away from the US Airways Center and Chase Field. Exhibits include an authentic 19th century stagecoach, a replica stagecoach you can climb aboard, gold and precious minerals, a replica mine shaft, antique firearms, working telegraph and other artifacts depicting the settlement of the American West. The museum's impressive collection of original artworks includes the world's largest collection of famed illustrator N.C. Wyeth's western themed work. The museum store features a variety of Wells Fargo branded gifts, collectibles and apparel. Tours are available with advance reservations and admission is always free.

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Free, Educational Family Outing

This FREE museum offers a great look into Wells Fargo Freight,the Pony Express, railroads and mining! Multiple interactive exhibits (enjoy a ride on the stagecoach!) with lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ken J
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Buckeye, Arizona
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Buckeye, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This FREE museum offers a great look into Wells Fargo Freight,the Pony Express, railroads and mining! Multiple interactive exhibits (enjoy a ride on the stagecoach!) with lots of hands on! We were two 45-55 year old adults; kids would have just given us an easier excuse! Very informative; a great overview of how the west was!

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great little museum in downtown to look around during your next stay in Phoenix, taking merely an hour to go through the entire site.

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Novato, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We went not expecting much but it turned out to be very informative and fun. Good for children too as there are interactive exhibits.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

What a great museum for children and adults alike! 75% interactive exhibits from stagecoach to Morse code and many other things. such fun!! Very very limited gift shop but who needs one anyway/ right !Perfect way to spend an hour maybe two with kids or without.

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Mentor, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This free museum was a quick view of the West through the eyes of Wells Fargo. It was not worth a separate trip, but if you are in downtown Phoenix, it is definitely worth an hour of your time to view it.

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saint Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Great little museum. My mom and I went and only one other group was there. It was very historic and neat. We could have spent more time really looking at the exhibits in more depth. The museum is free. When we parked in the Wells Fargo parking garage it was affordable. It ended up being about $2. Max for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

This is an amazing hidden museum tucked away in downtown Phoenix. I first went here on a field trip but have returned several times. It is very hands on and kid friendly for kids of all ages. I have taken all of our out-of-town visitors here and none have been disappointed. The art collection is incredible but so is Wyatt... More 

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Vail, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We stumbled upon this on the way back from the Courthouse (there is a museum for free up on the 6th floor) so we were really thrilled to see this and the bronze statues and paintings.

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

While visiting downtown Phoenix, we came across this air conditioned and free museum on a 101 degree day. We slipped in out of the heat and found this treasure trove of western history regarding the pony express (our country's first social media source), the overland trail, and Wells Fargo attempt at package delivery services. The museum contains a fantastic display... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I never even knew that this little museum existed until I accompanied a group of school kids here last year. It's a fun little gem downtown, worthy of a look if you have an opening in your tour schedule or afternoon. It's great for kids to see some of the Southwest history of the Pony Express and other aspects of... More 

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