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“fun place to see” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum

Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum
Ranked #58 of 226 things to do in Phoenix
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Owner description: Guides in period costume show guests through an authentic turn-of-the-century Arizona village.
Phoenix, Arizona
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211 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“fun place to see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

you have to drive a bit north of Phoenix, but this is a fun place to go see, if you have some time. They have done a good job of attempting to show you what living in an AZ town was like... way back... at certain times, they have people making crafts and foods from the era that are fun to try out...

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A View Into Our Past”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

It was good to wander around and touch and view old wagons and other objects from our ancestors. I especially enjoyed the blacksmith shop because my grandfather was a blacksmith and I got to see him shoe horses and make things of iron in his blacksmith's forge.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Nice Historic Western Town Replica”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

Pioneer Living History Museum is a neat side trip while visiting Phoenix. It is a replica of an old west town with many authentic buildings. Unfortunately, most of them were locked up so you could only look inside the door. However, the staff unlocked a few of them so you could actually go inside and explore. The ticket prices are reasonable ($7 for adults and $5 for children). They also offered a short gun fight demonstration. There is a restaurant on sight that just re-opened a few weeks ago that offers sandwiches and hamburgers. All in all, it was a worthwhile visit to show our kids living conditions back in the 1800's.

Visited December 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Step back in time~”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

Really feel that this place is a must see. It helps our kiddos to understand how difficult survial was in the 1800's. I learned about what chinking means (the white stuff between the logs) which keeps out the wind and cold. It was being applied during my visit. The buildings are rustic but beautiful.

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Waste of time and money--so mad I lost an afternoon at this place”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

What a rip-off! We had a Groupon for admission and I was so tempted to DEMAND a refund, as this place is a dud. The was NO ONE working out in the exhibits when we went. We simply walked around the "grounds" and looked at replica buildings. The exhibits look like something junior high kids put together. We love historical things to see whenever we travel, so we did go with an open-mind and determination to enjoy this event, but were so angry about the deplorable, pathetic condition of this place.

Visited December 2012
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