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Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum

3901 W Pioneer Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85086-7020
+1 602-465-4052
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One of the best

We have visited many Pioneer villages. This one is one of the best. I say that because many of the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
196LindaC
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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
Fun excursion, needs more explanation, telephone tour was great

WE read about this place and agree with a lot of the reviews. It is run by volunteers so do not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sunrunner45
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Melbourne, Florida
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Guides in period costume show guests through an authentic turn-of-the-century Arizona village.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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3901 W Pioneer Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85086-7020
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We have visited many Pioneer villages. This one is one of the best. I say that because many of the buildings are original. There are some reconstructions but the amount of originals is wonderful. They offer a little shoot out skit that is appropriate for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

WE read about this place and agree with a lot of the reviews. It is run by volunteers so do not expect a Disney experience. That said, it was a fun excursion and if you are in the area [North Phoenix] try it, $10. The...More

Thank Sunrunner45
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As one reviewer said a work in progress. But we found it interesting and worth the visit. Easy sidewalk type path around to the various old buildings with side trails if you wanted to venture off the concrete. Hope they continue to bring in more...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't get in the gate. When we arrived there were a few cars in the parking lot and some people milling around the entrance and then we saw the sign - closed. What? Why? We talked to the woman who "made the call" to...More

Thank Kathleen572
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This is a place with great historical buildings, but is really a work in progress. We had beautiful weather for our visit making the walk around the village very pleasant. Most of the buildings had a name only, and no other historic information listed. Only...More

2  Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We knew that the artifacts would be old, but everything was very run down and poorly kept. In addition, several venues were closed due to weddings. There were no staff members in period costumes as advertised. It took us 30 minutes to see everything and...More

Thank Tim S
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

It's difficult to give a comprehensive review due to the end of season feel. We have a fair amount of experience with outdoor museums in this genre. The authentic buildings provide a good insight into true pioneer life. The space between the exhibits joined by...More

Thank Max M
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

This rustic pioneer village is interesting, however, I only rated it with three stars because it is lacking a self guided tour and/or staff participation in exhibits. It appears that as of this writing they are still trying to build up the village and restore...More

Thank Chipmunk52
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

When we pulled up to this little pioneer village, we almost kept going. It looked like it was closed or even abandoned. Having nothing else to do we took a chance and went inside. It turned out to be a fantastic day!! Unlike lots of...More

Thank Mary D
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Main museum was closed due to rain (!) when we got there, which was a bit surprising as it had only sprinkled that morning. I had been looking forward to seeing it (I love pioneer history) and was pretty disappointed, but as we headed back...More

1  Thank Susie M
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Response from Phil R | Reviewed this property |
It is a small organization so I suggest calling them with this question.
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Response from Dana C | Reviewed this property |
Yes - its about $8 or $9 bucks - Senior discounts etc available.
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