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“Pioneer”

Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum
Ranked #58 of 230 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.
AZ
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Pioneer”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Very interesting place to visit; been twice, and would go again. Run by a non-profit religious group. Best time to visit is the weekend; that's when they have people in the homes, dressed in period customs, many cooking and telling stories about the families that lived there - brings it more alive. If you're really lucky, you'll catch a wedding at the little church. Last time I went, was just entering the gift store, and heard a shot. Guy sitting on the porch had just shot a rattler, so take heed of the signs, if you're there outside of winter.

Visited September 2012
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Mishawaka, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“If you are passing by, stop in, but don't make a special trip”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

We live near here and decided to check it out. It was ok, nothing really going on there. We walked through the whole thing and took us 10 minutes. Just was sort of average and boring. They COULD do something really awesome with this place.

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Cork
Level 6 Contributor
332 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
“If you liked Little House on the Prairie, this one's for you”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Wonderfully restored village, with many original buildings brought from around the country. We sat on the porch of one of the cabins, for a bit of shade and really felt as isolated as they must have done in those wild west days but really enjoyed watching a couple of gekkos (not sure of spelling) and a woodpecker. Although you couldnt enter most of the buildings, they were open by half doors and so you could view everything. We understood that they were mostly closed off to footfall as they are delicate and wouldnt last long if people were able to walk inside. If you're in the area, do have a look.

Visited April 2013
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Hillsboro, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“A little boring...”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

A great place for those craving a little cultural and historical immersion. I went with my 2 year old and she had more fun spotting the jack rabbits in the bushes.

Visited April 2013
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Vancouver, WA
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not worth the time and stable guide rude”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

When we went over spring break, all of the buildings were closed and you could only look in the windows of the exhibits. It was hard to see anything, we were done in about 30 minutes.

We booked a 1 hour trail ride and I was extremely disappointed. First the guide tried to talk me out of having my 9 year old daughter wear a helmet (WRONG!). But I insisted and was glad I did since the trail was rocky and uneven. The guide spent most of our ride talking on his cell phone while he rode. It was not a very pretty setting we went past a trailer park and into an area with lots of shot guns shells littering the ground. The trail was narrow and rocky and we had to cross a road twice during our ride. There are prettier places to ride with guides that are friendly.

Visited April 2013
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