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AZ Heritage Center

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Modern building has a recent history of Arizona from 1900s onwards. Great population growth due to... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2018
Woking, England, United Kingdom
A hidden gem

A wonderful museum at Papago Park. Don't know why it took us this long to find this lovely museum... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
Mesa, Arizona
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Home of the Centennial Museum, celebrating more than 100 years of Arizona history. Exhibits focus on the history and growth of Central Arizona, particularly the metropolitan Phoenix area. Walk through exhibits that take you from territorial days...more
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1300 N College Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281-1211
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Reviewed July 19, 2018

Modern building has a recent history of Arizona from 1900s onwards. Great population growth due to minerals and Wars. Good location for eye catching photos and do not miss the metal oven outside - Cost was quite reasonable - $10 and stayed for over an...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

A wonderful museum at Papago Park. Don't know why it took us this long to find this lovely museum. The displays are so well done you learn so very much about the settling of our great state. We went for the Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit...More

1  Thank sharonhoblit
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

We went to see a photography exhibit and the Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit. Both were small, but very nice and informative. We looked through the rest of the museum geared primarily for children, but learned quite a bit ourselves about Arizona history. Also, don’t miss...More

1  Thank Susanne H
Reviewed February 27, 2018

This was an afternoon well spent. We learned about the Arizona highway history, viewed a great display of minerals, rocks and gems and a display dealing with Frank Lloyd Wright. This was all on the first floor and it was all fantastic. Then we proceeded...More

1  Thank amfoxy
Reviewed September 30, 2017

Loved this small museum with its excellent interactive displays. We learned so much - who knew AZ’s participation in and impact from WWII? The gem and mineral exhibit is unparalleled, and the current travel display is heaven for kids! We’re going back, and taking all...More

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AZHeritageCtr, Manager at AZ Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

Thank you for visiting! We are so glad you enjoyed it. We hope to see you again soon. We have two new exhibits opening later this month, so there's a lot more to see!

Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

This museum deserves more visitors, it is really interesting to know how Arizona and especially Phoenix did start and grow The museum itself could be more inviting. Too bad the headphones with music of the Valley were broken.

1  Thank maryde17
Reviewed February 12, 2017

I am amazed at how many little gems I find throughout Phoenix.. having been a resident-tourist for 35 years, I keep finding great places to visit! This is a Must-See for anyone truly interested in Arizona history! from the wild-west days through today, this museum...More

1  Thank SKnBK
AZHeritageCtr, Director at AZ Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope you come back again soon; we are always changing up our exhibits and adding new programs.

Reviewed December 14, 2016

We visited this center thanks to a cultural pass from the Library. What a pleasant surprise the museum presented. A large, attractive building houses a comprehensive history of Arizona on its second floor, primarily about the state's development from the 19th century to the present,...More

4  Thank Pam M
Reviewed October 1, 2016

I have lived in Arizona for 4 years and this was my first visit to this museum. I went with 2 friends and we spend over 2 hours visiting this informative summary of how Arizona and Phoenix came to be. Since I have lived here,...More

2  Thank Mary I
Reviewed August 17, 2016

I have lived in AZ for 13 years and although I have many things to see on my list, this was my first visit to this museum. To begin, I was surprised at the size of the venue--- very large facility. We had an introduction...More

1  Thank Pat A
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