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Pueblo Grande Museum

4619 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034-1909
+1 602-495-0901
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Good day trip

We explored these ruins and enjoyed them. We spend an hour and half driving there and it was worth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David Swearengi... S
Alta Loma, California
via mobile
The ruins from Phoenix original settlers

For some historical perspective of the area this is a helpful visit. Approximately 2000 years ago a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carl A
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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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4619 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034-1909
Camelback East
+1 602-495-0901
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We explored these ruins and enjoyed them. We spend an hour and half driving there and it was worth it to us. We love exploring the Arizona history. Gotta day take the trip.

Thank David Swearengi... S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For some historical perspective of the area this is a helpful visit. Approximately 2000 years ago a resourceful people created miles of canals and a city in this arid land. Mysteriously they vanished around 1450 ad. The ruins and a small museum provide information. It's...More

Thank Carl A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son was required to visit a historic location older than the mid-1800's for a high school class. Instead of attending a group tour he'd been on before, he opted for an independent visit and asked me to tag along. We learned and enjoyed this...More

Thank JMaxaz
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Visiting this museum should be a requirement for locals and out oft owners both. The mound and the exhibits bring the history of this area into perspective. It provides the community with insightful information and also has speakers, classes, and events. Don't miss it.

Thank Buddy525
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

If you are into ruins this is for you. It's really cool and a step into time. The staff is super friendly and accommodating. We came right off the plane and they let us keep our stuff at information until we were done with the...More

1  Thank brittneyraquel02
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

This small museum is a fantastic location for locals, tourists and families to learn more about the Hohokam, or Huhukam, people who lived in the Phoenix valley hundreds of years ago. Nice museum exhibits, good map of the actual site, and a special play and...More

Thank jcduncan2001
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Easy to locate, plenty of parking, ideally located right in the middle of Phoenix next to the airport. If you are a history buff, and like museums, then this is the place. $6 per adult. Little museum inside giving information on the people who formally...More

Thank Curtez151
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
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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
23 June 2015|
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Response from astrosoldreamin |
When I asked about free days you did not mention any discounts. Library culture passes are hard to find in the summer.-astrosoldreamin
16 April 2015|
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