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Small and free and hands-on

This tiny museum is right downtown, so if you're wandering around, it's a perfect stop. Just in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melinda B
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Phoenix, Arizona
FREE museum but not to be missed

This is pretty small but has tons of information. We had spent 30 minutes but I wish we had more... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
OCExperience
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Aliso Viejo, California
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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145 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85003-2003
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tiny museum is right downtown, so if you're wandering around, it's a perfect stop. Just in case you're confused, it's less about the bank and more about the Old West. There's all sorts of interactive stuff. You can practice on a telegraph or punch...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a large museum but still interesting. See the history of Wells Fargo and the transition from stage to banking.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is pretty small but has tons of information. We had spent 30 minutes but I wish we had more time as it was fun and very educational. If you have 30 min to an hour, make sure to visit this museum with kids.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

The Wells Fargo History Museum in downtown Phoenix is not very big in size but it is big in displaying the contributions of Wells Fargo to the development and history of the United States west. When we're visiting places, I try to find unique and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

In addition to offering a fascinating took at the 19th century west The Wells Fargo History Museum in Phoenix features a jaw-dropping collection of paintings (among others) by renowned American artist and illustrator N. C. Wyeth (father of Andrew Wyeth) and bronzes by greats including...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

I grew up reading books and watching movies about The Pony Express and Wells Fargo transporting gold. It was fun to learn more about their stories. I didn’t know that Mr. Wells was also a co-founder of American Express. Small museum but well presented. Free...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank InterstellarTCU
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

People of all ages will love this museum. It’s free to get in and lots to see! So many excellent picture opportunities, and you can also get your face printed out on money!

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank 677sabrinah
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We were looking forward to this on a quiet Sunday afternoon, only to discover that they open Mon-Fri. It was tricky to locate, inside the main Wells Fargo building. The good thing is that large picture windows allowed us to see much of the exhibit....More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank carolynp395
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

This museum is just the right size! Information is interesting and I love the fact that it's interactive. I really enjoyed the stage coach ride. If you're downtown Phoenix, stop by with or without the kids you will definitely enjoy.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Godis J
Reviewed October 10, 2018

I wandered into this museum at the recommendation of a friend and was surprised to find a great museum. It was very interactive and informative. I loved the Morse code that you could try out. I was surprised and very happy that I went!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sheri443
July 25, 2017|
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Response from Jessica H | Reviewed this property |
No they are closed on bank holidays.
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ChristyNJim
October 4, 2016|
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Response from davejoan1810 | Reviewed this property |
100 W Washington is the address for the Wells Fargo office tower. The Museum is attached to it but faces the street to the north - Adams. Thus the two addresses.
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mjcraven
September 25, 2016|
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Response from 677sabrinah | Reviewed this property |
Admission is free, lots of places in there to take pictures and you also can get your face printed out on some fake money. A fun free souvenir. There’s also a really neat gift shop.
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