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Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum

3901 W Pioneer Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85086-7020
+1 602-465-4052
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Little Gem

We visited the museum as we were driving by & were very pleased we did. Very helpful lady called... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Jacqueline W
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
One of the best

We have visited many Pioneer villages. This one is one of the best. I say that because many of the... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
196LindaC
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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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Guides in period costume show guests through an authentic turn-of-the-century Arizona village.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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3901 W Pioneer Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85086-7020
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+1 602-465-4052
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

We visited the museum as we were driving by & were very pleased we did. Very helpful lady called Karen gave us a map & gave us an overview of the museum. Interesting reconstructions of period businesses as well as transported originals. Well worth a...More

2  Thank Jacqueline W
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We have visited many Pioneer villages. This one is one of the best. I say that because many of the buildings are original. There are some reconstructions but the amount of originals is wonderful. They offer a little shoot out skit that is appropriate for...More

Thank 196LindaC
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

WE read about this place and agree with a lot of the reviews. It is run by volunteers so do not expect a Disney experience. That said, it was a fun excursion and if you are in the area [North Phoenix] try it, $10. The...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

As one reviewer said a work in progress. But we found it interesting and worth the visit. Easy sidewalk type path around to the various old buildings with side trails if you wanted to venture off the concrete. Hope they continue to bring in more...More

Thank MountainMe47
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We didn't get in the gate. When we arrived there were a few cars in the parking lot and some people milling around the entrance and then we saw the sign - closed. What? Why? We talked to the woman who "made the call" to...More

1  Thank Kathleen572
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This is a place with great historical buildings, but is really a work in progress. We had beautiful weather for our visit making the walk around the village very pleasant. Most of the buildings had a name only, and no other historic information listed. Only...More

3  Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We knew that the artifacts would be old, but everything was very run down and poorly kept. In addition, several venues were closed due to weddings. There were no staff members in period costumes as advertised. It took us 30 minutes to see everything and...More

Thank Tim S
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

It's difficult to give a comprehensive review due to the end of season feel. We have a fair amount of experience with outdoor museums in this genre. The authentic buildings provide a good insight into true pioneer life. The space between the exhibits joined by...More

1  Thank Max M
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

This rustic pioneer village is interesting, however, I only rated it with three stars because it is lacking a self guided tour and/or staff participation in exhibits. It appears that as of this writing they are still trying to build up the village and restore...More

Thank Chipmunk52
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

When we pulled up to this little pioneer village, we almost kept going. It looked like it was closed or even abandoned. Having nothing else to do we took a chance and went inside. It turned out to be a fantastic day!! Unlike lots of...More

Thank Mary D
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Response from Phil R | Reviewed this property |
It is a small organization so I suggest calling them with this question.
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Response from Dana C | Reviewed this property |
Yes - its about $8 or $9 bucks - Senior discounts etc available.
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