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“A great museum with nothing in it.”

Arizona Capitol Museum
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$115.00*
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Semi-Custom Phoenix City Tour
Ranked #28 of 238 things to do in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Celebrating Arizona's vibrant cultural heritage through history! Housed in the restored Capitol Building, this museum presents programs and exhibits about the government of the Arizona Territory and the early days of statehood. Always FREE Admission Open: Monday through Friday 9am - 4pm
Reviewed July 22, 2013

The museum was free, and the architecture was nice, but covered up by the hideous new Capitol offices. The tour guides were either disinterested or way too peppy, nothing in between. Unless early Arizona history is REALLY your thing, maybe skip this one or just take some puctures outside.

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Beautiful building, with a fantastic (and free) museum. I didn't realize this was the "old" capitol, but I found it very interesting. It was built when AZ was still just a territory. Great exhibits explaining the process that Arizona had to got through to be a state. Also - there's a flag that Teddy Roosevelt carried when he gathered the Rough Riders in Arizona, for the Spanish American War. He took the flag with him to Cuba AND it made it back to Arizona in one peace. Very cool.

The staff is amazing! They obviously love their jobs.

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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Very nice 4 story building (the old capital). The staff was very helpful and nice. The building is full of informative stuff about Arizona and how it became what it is today. Check it out, give yourself at least 2 hrs. The memorial park near the parking lot is also a great little find.

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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Not too bad for a free tour! Great architecture, historical courtroom, three stories of stuff, a Frank Lloyd Wright model of what "could have been" an upgrade to the building.

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Loved the museum. We went to experience the 100th anniversary of AZ. The history was enjoyable. Learned a lot, but I would have liked to stay longer.

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