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Wells Fargo History Museum

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Address: 100 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85003-1805
Phone Number: +1 602-378-1852
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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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Great little museum

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Peoria, Arizona
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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dropped in here while walking the downtown area on a sunny late afternoon. Warmly greeted by the 2 desk monitors and had the place to myself for a 40 minutes perusal. Great hands on exhibits explaining the formative years of Wells Fargo banking and express company. Great collection of pistols and everyday items from the early 1800's. Also had some... More 

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

We didn't have much spare time in Phoenix for leisure so the Wells Fargo History Museum was just perfect for a taste of the Old West. And free. And downtown. Just sitting in the real coach makes you wonder how the West was won. The fine art collection is outstanding for this type of facility. The N.C. Wyeth painting are... More 

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Nice museum courtesy of a big corporate bank, Wells Fargo's history goes hand in hand with that of the west, so it's a nice fit. Several hands on exhibits, like get a picture taken in front of a vintage stagecoach, put your face on some paper money, ride inside a replica stagecoach , "try to" send a telegraph , actually... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

The Wells Fargo Museum first attracted me by my interest in the old west. When the wife and I entered, I had my money ready for admission. I was pleasantly surprised to be advised that admission was free. Not only that, the exhibits were just wonderful providing history of the mighty Wells Fargo Company that even included mini movies abvoiut... More 

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