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Wells Fargo History Museum

145 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85003-2003
+1 602-378-1852
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My favorite little museum!

This is a very small museum, but you could be here 1-2 hours if you read all of the information... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TheWind26
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Cerritos, California
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Worthwhile to visit

This is a very nice museum and the price is certainly nice...free. it is located in the Wells... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
Howard Y
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Felton, California
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Celebrating Wells Fargo's role in Arizona's colorful history, the Wells Fargo History Museum is just steps away from the US Airways Center and Chase Field. Exhibits include an authentic 19th century stagecoach, a replica stagecoach you can climb aboard, gold and precious minerals, a replica mine shaft, antique firearms, working telegraph and other artifacts depicting the settlement of the American West. The museum's impressive collection of original artworks includes the world's largest collection of famed illustrator N.C. Wyeth's western themed work. The museum store features a variety of Wells Fargo branded gifts, collectibles and apparel. Tours are available with advance reservations and admission is always free.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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145 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85003-2003
Central City
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+1 602-378-1852
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very small museum, but you could be here 1-2 hours if you read all of the information attached to the exhibits. From an adult point of you absolutely fascinating information. For families with children we found tons of little activities around: Play...More

Thank TheWind26
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

This is a very nice museum and the price is certainly nice...free. it is located in the Wells Fargo building in the downtown area of Phoenix. Parking could be a challenge. We paid at a meter on the street. The museum has some interactive exibits...More

3  Thank Howard Y
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Surprising entertainment provided by WFC free of charge! The little museum offers fascinating history through artifacts of the Wells Fargo Corporation. Stagecoaches to crawl in and out of, paintings of American lore by Wyeth and sculptures of the American West by Frederic Remington! The development...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Nice but small museum in downtown Phoenix. Metered parking available on the street nearby for $1.50 for an hour. Driving downtown was easy after 10:00. Had an original stagecoach to take pictures or it could happen on it's own and send via email. Can also...More

Thank Larry K
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

A well done museum. A rather small space but we were surprised at the time it took us to take it all in. Great western art including Remington sculptures and a few dozen N.C. Wyeth paintings which vividly captured the Wild West. The Wells Fargo...More

1  Thank SixthSister
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

The Wells Fargo History Museum is a gem. In telling the history of Wells Fargo, it is a great lesson in the life of the Western US in the last half of the 19th century. Spend some time reading about the stage coach, how they...More

1  Thank lovetotravel92630
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

This is a free museum that is a must see for visitors to AZ and those who live here. It is primarily about things related to the history of Wells Fargo but that is a big part of western U.S. History! I was particularly interested...More

Thank Elly M
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

This sweet little free gem in the city of Phoenix is a must do. Loved our time there — free admission, have your picture put on an old money bill, history of stage coaches, and much more. Time well spent!

Thank seetheworld010
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Beautiful artifacts which are tastefully displayed without all the dust, dirt, cactus found in most old Wild West museums.

Thank Dean D
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

My husband watches Tales of Wells Fargo all the time. When I found out that they had a museum, I knew I had to take him. He enjoyed it. It's not big at all. It did have a buggy which I liked. A bunch of...More

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Sheri443
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Response from Jessica H | Reviewed this property |
No they are closed on bank holidays.
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ChristyNJim
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Response from davejoan1810 | Reviewed this property |
100 W Washington is the address for the Wells Fargo office tower. The Museum is attached to it but faces the street to the north - Adams. Thus the two addresses.
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