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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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Don't bring your camera

We had a nice trip planed for this morning to revisit this unique attraction, only to find that... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Jan C
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Not too much to see

Disappointed that there was not much description for each of the buildings. I wish I could have... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
D D
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Bellevue, Wa
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Guides in period costume show guests through an authentic turn-of-the-century Arizona village.
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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3901 W Pioneer Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85086-7020
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

We had a nice trip planed for this morning to revisit this unique attraction, only to find that they wanted to charge us a "photography" fee of $25.00 on top the regular admissions fee. They said it was a new decision of the board to...More

8  Thank Jan C
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Disappointed that there was not much description for each of the buildings. I wish I could have learned more, but it was pretty minimal as far as info.

Thank D D
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

AVOID ON SUNDAYS. I love museums, in general, but this would have been better advertised as a 'ghost town'. Totally not worth $10 for a bunch of empty buildings. We spent 1.5 hours walking around and viewing everything that was open. We waited for the...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Used to hang out there when I lived in Phoenix years ago. Was a treat to go back 16 years later and find so many added exhibits and that the trees have matured and provide much more shade now. Lots of walking involved but its...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2017

So, this Living History Museum is not the best I have been to, but worth seeing. The interesting collection of old buildings, the mining equipment, some of the houses, etc, are all worth seeing. However, the place is tired and in much need of an...More

Thank Barb H
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

My review is a bit biased as we arrived late and were told we did not need to pay the entrance as we had missed the show and the restaurant was closed. This still gave us time to view the pioneer building, interior decorations and...More

Thank LovesToTravel2_11
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The Pioneer Living History Museum is an impressive collection of buildings that give you a wonderful view of what frontier life was like. The buildings covered the gamut from cabins to craft buildings, to a school, church, teachers home, general store, livery, blacksmith and more....More

Thank Steve M
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed! The website stated there are re-enactments, gunfight shows, restaurant....there was no one and nothing open. We could peek through locked doors at dingy, falling apart buildings. The "garden" areas were overgrown with weeds. We paid $36 for 4 adults. It was, sadly, a...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Plan to visit this unique western outdoor museum featuring a number of authentic restored buildings from Arizona's colorful historical past. Very worthwhile visit for young adults!

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Reviewed 22 February 2017

A collection of re-located buildings/fixtures and reproductions. The self guided tour include examples of early primitive homes, nice Victorians, commercial buildings and structures, churches and cultural buildings, farming, mining, black smithing and more. Some are in need of TLC, hope to see more doen with...More

2  Thank Karen 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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