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Address: 2340 North Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone Number: 19287746272
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Originally constructed as the Coconino County Hospital for the Indigent in...

Originally constructed as the Coconino County Hospital for the Indigent in 1908, AHS Pioneer Museum offers exhibits on the history of Flagstaff and northern Arizona, demonstrations, workshops, educational tours, monthly special events, and annual festivals. The Flag Wool & Fiber Festival is the first weekend after Memorial Day. The Heritage Festival takes place in October.

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Good local history museum

This is one of those places that you drive by on the way to somewhere else (snow ski area, Grand Canyon, etc.) and tell yourself that one day you need to stop and check it out. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Mike1953
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Arizona
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Arizona
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of those places that you drive by on the way to somewhere else (snow ski area, Grand Canyon, etc.) and tell yourself that one day you need to stop and check it out. We finally did that this July (2016). The building used to be a hospital for the indigent and they have some exhibits about that... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here many times through the years. Never seems to change, but I guess that's history. The out door exhibits haven't weathered well however. The inside exhibits give a great run on history through the decades starting with 1900. Small gift shop and information on other places of interest in the area.

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Thank lem2_AZ
Sedona, Arizona
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very well done presentation of a part of the history of flagstaff as well as Americana. The displays, while small, denote the decades 1900 -1960. ( need $$ to expand). the grounds are quite nice and offer many interesting trains, tractors etc.

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Thank Dick204
Sedona, Arizona
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting tour to hear about the early days of this place - lots of information and worth the visit.

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Thank julienne44
Phoenix, Arizona
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a nice little museum. It had lots of information and items from the early 1900s to the 1960s. I'm not sure if they have tours; we just did a self-tour. We also got to see a cannon fired, because we happened to visit this museum on Independence Day. The older gentleman we talked to knew lots of interesting... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is very cool and interesting to go see! I love all the museum in Flagstaff and this is one of my top ones! I have also been here more than once and all the times I was there it was still awesome!!!

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Thank Hanna W
St. Charles, Missouri, United States
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were looking to kill a couple hours in Flagstaff. Read the reviews for this museum and decided to go. Admission was $6 but I got in free as a veteran! Very helpful staff, explained the layout and the different exhibits. This used to be a hospital and "poor farm", where indigent people could go. Route 66... More 

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Thank Allan H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great little place to stop while in Flagstaff or on your way back from Grand Canyon. Fun little play room for our little kids. The play room had dress up clothes, old time toys, school desks/chalk board. Kids enjoyed the big train out front too. Overall with buying souvenirs we were there 1.5 hours.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Took our grandsons, ages 10 and 12, to this hands-on museum. We all had great fun seeing what it was like to live 'back then.' LOTS of items to touch, to play with, to wear, to see, to imagine. Also, outside there is large machinery for the kids to crawl over and to 'operate.' All very safe and loads of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Why not look at the history of Flagstaff. Very nicely labelled artifacts and photos, including pioneer cabins, a logging bulldozer, and a four car train. The building was the county hospital for a time. The exhibit on Route 66 was small but informative. The attendant/clerk was cheerful and knowledgeable (5/29). While we saw most of it in just over an... More 

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