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Tempe History Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The museum is not large but it contains a lot of material and is well organized. It covers the... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2019
Stamford, Connecticut
Little museum with surprising amount to see

This museum is very manageable in size but has a lot of information about the city's history as... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
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The Tempe History Museum explores Tempe's history by telling the stories of people who have lived here from our Native American ancestors to present day. The exhibits, and programs are designed to captivate and connect with local residents as well...more
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809 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282-5205
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Reviewed March 11, 2019

The museum is not large but it contains a lot of material and is well organized. It covers the people and history of Tempe. The exhibit Humans of Tempe is excellent.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

This museum is very manageable in size but has a lot of information about the city's history as well as the development of ASU. We spent about an hour and a half here and did not see everything. There is a good mix of some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Went in to see the Tempe post card exhibit and thought it was as very well done. The rest of the museum has lots of displays but most noticeable is that there is a lot for kids to do here.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

I have lived around the west for 36 years and I learned from this Museum. They get right into what it was like to live in Tempe thru the various decades. Well done.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed February 6, 2018

We were really impressed with all the displays! This museum is a great way to fill in a couple of free hours and it will broaden your understanding of Tempe immediately! It's a free, kid-friendly, modern and informative museum, what more could you want?

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed April 28, 2017

I took my grandchildren so they could learn about the early years in Tempe's history, which is where their great-grandmother grew up. They were enthralled with the stuff they saw and what ever else information I could provide.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

We had a couple hours to kill in Tempe and spent them at this free and informative, fun museum. We learned a lot about Tempe and made a virtual postcard with a fun and free interactive display.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed January 28, 2017

Visited for the Legend City exhibit. The whole museum was excellent. Museum is free with free parking. Spent a few hours there and could have spent more. There was a nice, interactive area for small children. Wish I had known that existed when my daughter...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank LuvAZTravel
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Had a great time and enjoy it! Very informative, you learn how different cultures came to Arizona and how they work hard and what they had to go through. Had a lot of examples, for you to see.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed October 27, 2016

The SW corner of Rural Road and Southern Avenue in Tempe has become a real cultural center in the East Valley. Not only is it the location of Tempe Public Library, Vihel Center for the Arts, and Pyle Adult Center, but it is also the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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