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Arizona Capitol Museum

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Neighbourhood: Central City
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Address: 1700 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2812
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+1 602-926-3620
09:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00

Celebrating Arizona's vibrant cultural heritage through history! Housed in...

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

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Well Hidden Gem of Arizona History

This little gem is wonderful. The staff members are wonderfully knowledgeable and helpful, the exhibits are clean, there are no crowds, and the bathrooms are well kept. I would... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kat R
Mesa, Arizona
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Mesa, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This little gem is wonderful. The staff members are wonderfully knowledgeable and helpful, the exhibits are clean, there are no crowds, and the bathrooms are well kept. I would definitely visit again.

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent almost two hours visiting the Capitol Museum. It is well laid out over four floors in what was the original Az Capitol. The building itself is very interesting and we came upon two state employees who were quite engaging in telling us about the building, the State Library in the museum and the different exhibits.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being from the U.K. and spending time in the area we wanted to get to know a bit of Arizona's history and this was an excellent place to do it. Welcomed by a volunteer and after recharging in the coffee shop we were more or less left to explore the entire building ourselves. Feeling a bit like you had been... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dropped in here and did the self guided walking tour. It only took about 1 hour but gave some good insight into the history of Arizona. Worth a look if you have time but not one to go out of your way to see.

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Phoenix, AZ
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved touring this Capitol Museum many times in the last several years. I keep going back, because I love seeint the changing exhibits. I highly recommend visiting here, and you will not be disappointed.

Thank Cathy M
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love our trips to the State Capitol and the museum which we do with high school students. AZ history does not go back that far but it sure is engaging

Thank Mike K
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

I love going to State Capitol buildings they are always beautiful to look. This one has been turned into a museum, it has some really interesting exhibits.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This is located on the outskirts of downtown. The building is beautiful and well maintained. It's four stories and has some interesting exhibits. They have one section dedicated to World War II. Then they have a section for the history from the 1800s to the 1900s. Was pretty interesting and a must do if you're into capitol buildings. One negative... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

The original Capitol building is now a free form museum. Tours occur at 10 AM, but its very well planned and easy to just stroll thru all the floors. The USS Arizona exhibit is a must see.

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Trenton, Georgia
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Beautiful and has some nice exihibits, has some artifacts from the USARIZONA has art work and is great for kids.

Thank Angela B

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