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Wells Fargo History Museum

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Address: 100 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85003-1805
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+1 602-378-1852
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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A nice place to visit in downtown

This is a nice museum in downtown. The museum is small but informative and I enjoyed learning about the history of Wells Fargo. Entry is free. Well worth a visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice museum in downtown. The museum is small but informative and I enjoyed learning about the history of Wells Fargo. Entry is free. Well worth a visit.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction is free and is in a business area of town next to a Wells Fargo Bank. You can spend a limited or a fair amount of time here depending on your interest. Their is no tour guide here as it is too small. However, their are people at the place who can answer an questions you may have.

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Thank Ira M
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

One will learn so many things about the settling of the West just by learning about the history of Wells Fargo. Excellent displays. Wonderful short videos. I watched every presentation and was captive to what I was learning

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Thank Connie G
Milford, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

We always use TA to find places to explore while we travel. This little museum came up on the list. Free admission. Photo ops and you can get your photos emailed and printed at the desk. Cute idea! Decorated for the holidays with the stagecoach and trees. History of Wells Fargo which I had no previous knowledge. Very informative. You... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

I have spent most of my life in the area and visited the Wells Fargo History Museum for the first time. I was very impressed with how well done it is in combination with the very friendly and helpful staff. I will definitely seek out the other Wells Fargo Museums in our travels now that I know how good they... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Just one large room explaining the history of the company with exhibits and photos. Nice: you can get a photo in front of a historical coach and have it emailed to you. You can park your car in the Wells Fargo garage. 30 minutes are enough.

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Butte, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

This is a Free Museum, it is small be very informative and fun. It has a fine art display as well as Well Fargo Stage Couches and the pictures are free.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

This free museum is terrific. Wells Fargo has lots of history in the old West and in virtually every film about that era. Very interactive exhibits for kids and adults. Parking may be a problem, but I highly recommend the museum.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

This is a small but very interesting and laid out museum. A great way to learn about the early years as we settled the west. You can have your picture on money and photo taken on the Stage Coach for free. Worth the visit if you are downtown or looking for something to do to fill an hour or two.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

This museum that is administered by employees of Wells Fargo did an outstanding job with this small museum in downtown Phoenix. If you have an interest in history, this is a mandatory stop in your travels. There is no admission charge, plenty to view and read during your visit. The museum isn't large, your children have some things of interest... More 

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