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“Lovely staff,” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Pioneer Museum

Pioneer Museum
Ranked #26 of 96 things to do in Flagstaff
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely staff,”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

But exhibits very tired in the hospital building. Little or no interpretation. Outside the train and engine locked, and only one cottage open. They need a big injection of cash, if there are any benefactors out there.

Visited November 2012
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McMurray, Pennsylvania
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309 reviews
156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Needs a lot of work”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

This former hospital building houses things from that period including an operating room and an iron lung. There is a cool locomotive out front, a cabin and a lot of old farm machinery. Upstairs they are working on rooms for the 1940's, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's etc. It needs a lot more work and loving care to be worth the $5 entrance fee. The parking lot is small and there were workers putting up a fence. We weren't very impressed.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Trish W
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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73 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A personal experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

With only one day to explore Flagstaff, we decided we would check out the Pioneer Museum in the morning. Not expecting much we were really surprised at the variety of exhibits in the various rooms of the old house, the train, barn,outbuildings and items scattered across the property. The Director Les Roe was generous with his local knowledge and recommendations about Flagstaff. A really great museum, rich in variety and interest staffed by people that made the experience personal. A $5.00 admission fee is a bargain.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Suzanne O
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Atlanta, Georgia
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96 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“A work in progress”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We very much enjoyed the time we spent touring this museum. The volunteers were such a pleasure to talk with and very eagerly related the history of the building, contents and grounds. Set in an old hospital from the early 1900's, it was an interesting walk back in time.

Visited October 2012
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Glendale, Arizona
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69 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Pioneer Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

It has both indoor and outdoor exhibits: photographs and historical pieces inside and old equipment outside. If you like to see some of the history of an area, this is a good place to go.

Visited October 2012
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