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Pioneer Museum

2340 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-1200
+1 928-774-6272
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Interesting stop

The building was a hospital. You can see the nurse's room with the original, 100 year old paint... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cindy S
via mobile
very good museum

The Pioneer Museum is not large, but it is packed with exhibits which are very well done. Using... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mcgGeorgia
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Cordele, Georgia
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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.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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2340 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-1200
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building was a hospital. You can see the nurse's room with the original, 100 year old paint. There's an iron lung from 50+ years ago and an old switchboard. Rooms upstairs cover the area by the decade. I especially enjoyed the Route 66 exhibit....More

Thank Cindy S
Jill_Hough, Museum Operations Specialist at Pioneer Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the positive review of Pioneer Museum. We apologize for the toilet inconvenience--utility workers were conducting minor maintenance on the water line outside of our property on the morning of your visit, and the water was turned off for about an hour. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pioneer Museum is not large, but it is packed with exhibits which are very well done. Using the old hospital building makes the museum interesting on more than one level. We could tell that good planning was used to stage the items on display,...More

Thank mcgGeorgia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting self guided tour. Was previously a hospital and had an iron lung on view. If you are in to history of the area I would make this a stop.

Thank ELD430
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are hours of fun with outdoor and indoor exhibits of everything from the largest farm machinery and trains you can walk in to the smallest tools of pioneer life. I had the pleasure of talking with the Director Dr. Bill Peterson whose enthusiasm was...More

Thank vmleach3
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Pioneer Museum costs $ 6 for admissions and it used to be a hospital. So you learn about the different instruments, machines used in 1800 hundreds. For example you can see the first x ray machine and a lung machine that was used for...More

Thank elsie774
Jill_Hough, Museum Operations Specialist at Pioneer Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review! Our museum team works very hard to provide a high quality visitor experience, not only with our exhibits but also with our customer service. The featured exhibit, Todos Unidos: The Hispanic Experience in...More

Reviewed May 6, 2017

Obviously a work in progress but very interesting with some unique items like an iron lung. Some of the patient rooms contain unique items from a particular decade. Fun to take a glance into the past.

Thank tjahelka
Reviewed April 29, 2017

Visited here today. Entrance charge is only $6 each and free parking. Definitely worth an hour or so to visit and read the history of the development of the flagstaff area from the late 1800 to today. There are 2 floors of exhibits , easy...More

Thank Robertson;Mrs.a... R
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Small museum full of history. This is a great place to visit Arizona's past. Joe (the museum's curator) makes history come alive with his knowledgeable stories. He has answers to all your Arizona questions. The museum has exhibits inside and around the building outside. A...More

1  Thank itsmecheckitout
Jill_Hough, Museum Operations Specialist at Pioneer Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2017

Thank you very much! The entire team at the Northern Division of the Arizona Historical Society strive to make the visitor experience enjoyable. We hope you come back to the museum in the future. We are constantly evolving with new exhibits and experiences for everyone.

Reviewed February 5, 2017

Arrived around 3:00 PM and was told they were closing in 30 minutes. They didn't charge me admisson, but allowed me to walk through the indoor part of the museum. The draw for me was the suggestion of a Rt 66 exhibit. I must have...More

Thank George A
Jill_Hough, Museum Operations Specialist at Pioneer Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2017

We apologize that your visit to the Arizona Historical Society Pioneer Museum was a disappointment! We strive to make everyone’s museum experience positive. Our hours of operation change seasonally, and we are sorry if there was confusion about our 10-4 winter hours. Visitors coming in...More

Reviewed December 28, 2016

A self guided tour with examples of early life and plenty of history. The buildings on the grounds were excellent examples of the pioneering spirit that settled the area. The train was pretty awesome as well!

1  Thank Don W
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