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Pueblo Grande Museum

Neighbourhood: Camelback East
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Address: 4619 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034-1909
Phone Number: +1 602-495-0901
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09:00 - 16:45
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Sun 13:00 - 16:45
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:45
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Explore the ancient heart of Phoenix at Pueblo Grande Museum, located on a...

Explore the ancient heart of Phoenix at Pueblo Grande Museum, located on a 1,500 year old archaeological site left by the Hohokam culture located just minutes from downtown Phoenix next to Sky Harbor International Airport. This National Historic Landmark and Phoenix Point of Pride has been a part of the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department since 1929, and is the largest preserved archaeological site within Phoenix. Easily accessible by the Sky Train and the Light Rail, the museum is open 7 days a week October through April, and closed Sundays and Mondays, May through September.

A fully accessible 2/3 mile trail takes you through a prehistoric Hohokam archaeological village site with a partially excavated platform mound, ballcourt, and replicated prehistoric houses. There are three galleries to visit while at the Museum. The main gallery displays artifacts of the Hohokam and discusses the Pueblo Grande village site. The children's hands-on gallery has activities to help kids learn about the science of archaeology. And the changing gallery features exhibits on various topics from archaeology, southwest cultures, and Arizona history. For authentic Native American gifts, art, and jewelry, the Museum Store has something for all tastes and budgets.

 

Throughout the year, Pueblo Grande Museum has programming for adults, children, and families, which include archaeology classes for kids, arts and crafts workshops, hikes, and lectures. The Museum also holds annual events, such as the Indian Market, children's summer programs, a Native Art & Rug Auction, Ancient Technology Day and more to please all ages and interests! Pueblo Grande Museum is part of the Green Museums Accord committed to environmental sustainability and sustainable museum practices.

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Interesting piece of history

Not a whole lot to do here but definitely a good excursion if staying nearby. Neat to walk the grounds and read about the history of the area. Also a good morning walk -- very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Evansville, Indiana
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Evansville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not a whole lot to do here but definitely a good excursion if staying nearby. Neat to walk the grounds and read about the history of the area. Also a good morning walk -- very quiet other than the airport sounds. Reasonable price ($6 at the time of my visit) and worth the time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gave us a good idea of the original settlement. Reasonable walking for us seniors (though we are done for the day). Interesting little museum that you might want to see before you view the ruins. Ditto the movie. If you like archeology or Native American culture, go see this. It's an hour or so.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this museum with my son and his father-in-law an archaeologist from Nigeria. We were impressed by the thoroughness of the presentation of this old culture. I would never have imagined that such a large civilization could have existed in this hot and arid climate. But this museum gave us a sense that earlier inhabitants of this area had... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great few hours spent learning about native american history as well as getting to see an archeological site up close. It has a large outdoor area that made it more interactive for the kids. The entrance fees were reasonable as well.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here with our family. Our children enjoyed walking any seeing the out door part of the museum. A little hidden gem.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On Friday, November 4, I went to the Pueblo Grande Museum in Phoenix, Arizona with my class. The museum is about the Hohokam Indians. It was striking to see the types of things that the Hohokam people built with their own hands, especially the canals. It must have taken years to make them. In the museum there is an indoor... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pueblo Grande Museum was an interesting place to visit. You could watch a video in the beginning that tells a bit of history about the Hohokams. It's a great museum to find Red Buff Pottery if you're interested in that, but if you're looking for a impressive ball court where you get to experience the game and have fun... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Pueblo Grande Museum as an 8th grade class on Friday, November 4. Pueblo Grande is a museum focused on the Hohokam Native American Indians. It has enough exhibits for about forty-five minutes to an hour visit. One of my favorite things about this place was the standing ruins and the houses that they recreated. The houses... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 8th grade class and I recently went to the Pueblo Grande Museum in Phoenix, AZ. We had been studying the Hohokam Native American tribe, so the field trip helped us learn more about them. The Exhibit Gallery was very informative and interesting, but I do not recommend this museum for young children because there are very few hands-on activities.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you live in Arizona, you shouldn't waste your time and money on the Pueblo Grande Museum. The museum is all about Hohokam Indians and their civilization. It was a pretty short experience, because there wasn't much to see. The inside of the Hohokam Museum was small, but informative. If you are taking your children to the museum, there's a... More 

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