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AZ Heritage Center

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This place is absolutely beautiful. I was in town as a wedding planner trying to find my bride a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paula T

Modern building has a recent history of Arizona from 1900s onwards. Great population growth due to... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Woking, England, United Kingdom
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Home of the Centennial Museum, celebrating more than 100 years of Arizona history. Exhibits focus on the history and growth of Central Arizona, particularly the metropolitan Phoenix area. Walk through exhibits that take you from territorial days...more
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1300 N College Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281-1211
+1 480-929-0292
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is absolutely beautiful. I was in town as a wedding planner trying to find my bride a venue. Her date was not available but I will definitely look to hosting a wedding at this venue

Thank Paula T
AZHeritageCtr, General Manager at AZ Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Paula! We will look forward to working with you in the future!

Reviewed 19 July 2018

Modern building has a recent history of Arizona from 1900s onwards. Great population growth due to minerals and Wars. Good location for eye catching photos and do not miss the metal oven outside - Cost was quite reasonable - $10 and stayed for over an...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

A wonderful museum at Papago Park. Don't know why it took us this long to find this lovely museum. The displays are so well done you learn so very much about the settling of our great state. We went for the Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit...More

1  Thank sharonhoblit
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We went to see a photography exhibit and the Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit. Both were small, but very nice and informative. We looked through the rest of the museum geared primarily for children, but learned quite a bit ourselves about Arizona history. Also, don’t miss...More

1  Thank Susanne H
Reviewed 28 February 2018

This was an afternoon well spent. We learned about the Arizona highway history, viewed a great display of minerals, rocks and gems and a display dealing with Frank Lloyd Wright. This was all on the first floor and it was all fantastic. Then we proceeded...More

1  Thank amfoxy
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Loved this small museum with its excellent interactive displays. We learned so much - who knew AZ’s participation in and impact from WWII? The gem and mineral exhibit is unparalleled, and the current travel display is heaven for kids! We’re going back, and taking all...More

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AZHeritageCtr, Manager at AZ Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for visiting! We are so glad you enjoyed it. We hope to see you again soon. We have two new exhibits opening later this month, so there's a lot more to see!

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This museum deserves more visitors, it is really interesting to know how Arizona and especially Phoenix did start and grow The museum itself could be more inviting. Too bad the headphones with music of the Valley were broken.

1  Thank maryde17
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I am amazed at how many little gems I find throughout Phoenix.. having been a resident-tourist for 35 years, I keep finding great places to visit! This is a Must-See for anyone truly interested in Arizona history! from the wild-west days through today, this museum...More

1  Thank SKnBK
AZHeritageCtr, Director at AZ Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope you come back again soon; we are always changing up our exhibits and adding new programs.

Reviewed 15 December 2016

We visited this center thanks to a cultural pass from the Library. What a pleasant surprise the museum presented. A large, attractive building houses a comprehensive history of Arizona on its second floor, primarily about the state's development from the 19th century to the present,...More

4  Thank Pam M
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I have lived in Arizona for 4 years and this was my first visit to this museum. I went with 2 friends and we spend over 2 hours visiting this informative summary of how Arizona and Phoenix came to be. Since I have lived here,...More

2  Thank Mary I
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