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Address: 2340 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-1200
Phone Number: 19287746272
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 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 4 weeks ago
Mike1953
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Arizona
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Sun City West, Arizona
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved the way they used a old sanitarium as a museum interesting history lesson easy walking just a few stairs to 2nd floor bought a combo ticket with Riordan Museum Great Value

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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145 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to spend some time on a rainy afternoon. The Route 66 display was fantastic. All the other displays are arranged by years. It was very interested to see an iron lung. The staff is friendly. Unfortunately due to bad weather, we did not go through the outdoor displays.

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Thank Patti D
Midlothian, Virginia
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm confused about the high reviews. It was ok. I don't think it should have been $6 a person. It had a few interesting things , but I must have had my eyes closed cause I felt like we didn't learn all that much. We kept expecting more. I would not take my kids there.

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Thank Leslie O
Arizona
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Mike1953
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

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
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

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 July 8, 2016

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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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 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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