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Wells Fargo History Museum

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Address: 100 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85003-1805
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+1 602-378-1852
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

Celebrating Wells Fargo's role in Arizona's colorful history, the Wells...

Celebrating Wells Fargo's role in Arizona's colorful history, the Wells Fargo History Museum is just steps away from the US Airways Center and Chase Field. Exhibits include an authentic 19th century stagecoach, a replica stagecoach you can climb aboard, gold and precious minerals, a replica mine shaft, antique firearms, working telegraph and other artifacts depicting the settlement of the American West. The museum's impressive collection of original artworks includes the world's largest collection of famed illustrator N.C. Wyeth's western themed work. The museum store features a variety of Wells Fargo branded gifts, collectibles and apparel. Tours are available with advance reservations and admission is always free.

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Neat little place and fun to visit

We loved this museum. It is free and the guy on the desk was incredibly welcoming and cheerful. We enjoyed the history, sitting in the stagecoach. I loved the old films and the 4... read more

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Hamilton, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved this museum. It is free and the guy on the desk was incredibly welcoming and cheerful. We enjoyed the history, sitting in the stagecoach. I loved the old films and the 4 year old loved the free ride. We could not leave without some mementos from the gift area. It is an easy place to visit where you... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is exactly what it says it is...a museum about the Wells Fargo company and its intimate connection to the history of our Western states, especially during the gold booms. Not a destination place, but worth a stop if you are in the general area. There is ample inexpensive parking on nearby side streets.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

I am not sure how much the locals know about this place but as a visitor I had to stumble upon it. Within the main floor of the Wells Fargo office building lies a museum and art gallery that is small but incredibly good if you are into Western things like stagecoaches, Pony Express, old banking systems and most of... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I visited this museum with a group from a local retirement center. Once we got inside, we had a great time. Since this museum is downtown, handicapped parking is a problem. Call ahead of time to reserve the parking place outside the museum. The day we went, handicapped parking was not available close to the museum. This did create a... More 

Thank NewArizonan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This is a little hard to find, but worth it. Wells Fargo has collected over 100 years of history and tells the story very well. See the stage coach, guns, and period pieces. Fun

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Nutley, New Jersey
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

I came here on a Saturday looking forward to a bit of history about Wells Fargo's contribution to our westward expansion, but they were closed. I guess there aren't any TOURISTS that come to visit on a weekend in Phoenix.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This is a FREE museum located in The Wells Fargo Plaza and it is not to be missed. For those who only know The Company from the Scandal, you will be amazed by history and how it came to be. Spend at least an hour and learn, not just about Wells Fargo, but the beginning of The American Express Company,... More 

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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I would recommend this for anyone who's looking to have free fun! The staff was very friendly and helpful. Several interactive exhibits including old telephones and telegraphs, a replica stagecoach, and a toy miniature stagecoach for little(r) ones to ride. You can also take advantage of a couple of photo opportunities, if you enter your email. AND everything mentioned was... More 

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El Cajon
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Was a great place. Several inter-active stations. Even a couple that takes photos which you can email to yourself. You can try your hand at the telegraph Station and a check embossing machine. There Is a wonderful display of gold nuggets. You can feel a difference in weight between copper, silver and gold. Wonderful history of Wells Fargo stagecoaches, pony... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This place is a great thing to do for about 30 minutes to an hour. It's free. It's a small museum about the history of stage coaches and Wells Fargo. It's actually pretty interesting. One of the exhibits tells you if you find a hidden Spanish half dollar in another exhibit and tell the employee you get a prize. I... More 

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