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Pueblo Grande Museum

4619 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034-1909
+1 602-495-0901
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Great historical site. Very interesting historical background. Plan to visit very early before the... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Elise M
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Geneva, Switzerland
If looking at ruins is your thing, you won't be disappointed.

The Pueblo Grande Museum is easy to get to, has good parking, friendly staff, and is inexpensive... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
ahirt845
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Annapolis, Maryland
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4619 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034-1909
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Great historical site. Very interesting historical background. Plan to visit very early before the temperatures go up because it is an outdoor museum and could be very uncomfortable to visit in the afternoon.

1  Thank Elise M
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The Pueblo Grande Museum is easy to get to, has good parking, friendly staff, and is inexpensive. The question you have to ask yourself is, Do you appreciate looking at old Native American ruins? It certainly has historical significance and it is interesting to learn...More

Thank ahirt845
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Anything with ruins is must see for me. This place did not disappoint. Grounds to me are the most difficult part.

1  Thank drdroad
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This attraction was definitely worth the visit. Amazing pueblo ruins and artifacts. Go early in the morning, as it can get quite hot walking around outside.

Thank ProfDallas
Reviewed 15 May 2017

My wife and I visited this museum and really enjoyed it. It has a trail that lets you walk thru the ruins of an Hohokam Mound site, If you have any interest in history you will love this place,

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 8 April 2017

My wife and I visited this museum and former dig site (from the 1930's) in early April. The museum itself is rather small and limited in the number of items/artifacts. They do a good job of showing the canal system and offer a brief history...More

Thank GuyDonna
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is a small to medium-size site (reminds me of the Gray Fossil Museum in my area of East Tennessee). The displays on the inside of the museum are clear and interesting. There is an area for children to touch and explore, there is a...More

1  Thank MomfromMaryville
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

The price is certainly right and the site is interesting, but there really is not much left of the original Pueblo and the small museum houses artifacts that are historically interesting. I think the most interesting thing is the history of the site and the...More

1  Thank Jhb94103
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great museum if you're on a budget! It was $18 for 2 adults and 2 kids. It's amazing how well preserved some of the site is and to walk though 1,000 year old history in the middle of Phoenix is really something!...More

2  Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We were lucky to go on the annual children's activities day on a recent Saturday afternoon. My six-year-old granddaughter got to make a sand painting, carve some petroglyphs, hand-craft a mud brick, see replicas of Hohokam dwellings, hike with a very knowledgable guide to the...More

Thank Bluesbeliever
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mcj79
6 June 2017|
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Response from Pueblo G | Property representative |
Hello MCJ79, Thank you for asking about Pueblo Grande Museum's youth engagement and mobility offerings. As some of the answers have already mentioned, we do have a small indoor hands-on children's gallery that explores... More
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astrosoldreamin
23 June 2015|
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When I asked about free days you did not mention any discounts. Library culture passes are hard to find in the summer.-astrosoldreamin
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CAROL B
16 April 2015|
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Response from Pueblo G | Property representative |
Hello Carol B, Pueblo Grande Museum's admission prices are $6 for adults (18 to 54), $5 for seniors (55+), $3 for children (6 to 17), Free for children under age 6. Thank you for your question, and we hope you enjoy your... More
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