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Pueblo Grande Museum

4619 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034-1909
+1 602-495-0901
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A Must for the Amateur Archeologist or Historian

It's a municipal museum dedicated to archeological history. There is a small indoor gallery which... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Topeka, Kansas
Unexpected Find

Worth the visit if you have a couple of hours and it is not too hot outside. Well laid out site... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Niagara Falls, Ontario
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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
4619 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034-1909
Camelback East
+1 602-495-0901
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a municipal museum dedicated to archeological history. There is a small indoor gallery which is somewhat interesting for young-ish kids, but the good stuff is all outside. Outside is a path which takes you around a building that was excavated. The building was built...More

Thank papertrail2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the visit if you have a couple of hours and it is not too hot outside. Well laid out site with a range of things to see and read. Glad we visited.

1  Thank mpe2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a little free time and decided to check this site out. Wasn’t expecting much. Boy was I surprised. This museum is first rate and very interesting. The walk around the grounds was informative and exciting. The museum is excellent. Don’t overlook this site...More

1  Thank Gary P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a typical mesuem. A great outdoor getaway with immersion into history. Perfect duration for folks with small children - can be covered in as little as one hour. Museum staff are very helpful!

Thank Swetha D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting museum well worth visiting. It's small compared to some but well taken care of and displays are interesting. The outside tour is unique. Cost of admission is reasonable. Enjoyed our visit.

Thank BevN53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exhibits inside were interesting. Outside walkways will well maintained and clean. Very little for children to do. There is a room with hands on exhibits for kids available. Mostly for adults. On this day exhibit hall building was hot and miserably stuffy

Thank Brandi1970
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My 9 yr old daughter and I enjoyed the interactive learning, the pottery making & the keepsake, thanks!

Thank Anna S
Reviewed 13 December 2017

While driving around and exploring Phoenix we stumbled upon the museum. What a fascinating history of the area and the Hohokam people. We spent roughly 2 hrs there and enjoyed it all, from the short movie, to the information indoors, but mainly walking around outside...More

Thank Prakash S
Reviewed 5 December 2017

The wife and I have lived in the Phoenix area for many years now but had no idea this museum was here. This museum is operated and cared for by the City of Phoenix. The employees tell us that they do not advertise it and...More

Thank avie8tor
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

This little museum is situated just east of the airport and is not far from the 202. There is a short introduction video and then you head outside to see the excavation area and the recreation area. The mound is very well taken care of...More

Thank jehenson81
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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