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Address: 2340 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-1200
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+1 928-774-6272
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

Originally constructed as the Coconino County Hospital for the Indigent in...

Originally constructed as the Coconino County Hospital for the Indigent in 1908, AHS Pioneer Museum offers exhibits on the history of Flagstaff and northern Arizona, demonstrations, workshops, educational tours, monthly special events, and annual festivals. The Flag Wool & Fiber Festival is the first weekend after Memorial Day. The Heritage Festival takes place in October.

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We visited the pioneer museum on our 66 travel we found the museum to most interesting Frindky helpful staff in duty lots to see outside as well small gift shop inside made very... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2016
Essington, United Kingdom
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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Small museum full of history. This is a great place to visit Arizona's past. Joe (the museum's curator) makes history come alive with his knowledgeable stories. He has answers to all your Arizona questions. The museum has exhibits inside and around the building outside. A great place to spend a couple of hours with the family reliving history. Fully encourage... More 

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Jill_Hough, Museum Operations Specialist at Pioneer Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much! The entire team at the Northern Division of the Arizona Historical Society strive to make the visitor experience enjoyable. We hope you come back to the museum in the future. We are constantly evolving with new exhibits and experiences for everyone. More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Arrived around 3:00 PM and was told they were closing in 30 minutes. They didn't charge me admisson, but allowed me to walk through the indoor part of the museum. The draw for me was the suggestion of a Rt 66 exhibit. I must have missed it as there was maybe a single display case on that subject. I have... More 

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Jill_Hough, Museum Operations Specialist at Pioneer Museum, responded to this review

We apologize that your visit to the Arizona Historical Society Pioneer Museum was a disappointment! We strive to make everyone’s museum experience positive. Our hours of operation change seasonally, and we are sorry if there was confusion about our 10-4 winter hours. Visitors coming in 30 minutes before closing are given free entry and are encouraged, if possible, to return... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

A self guided tour with examples of early life and plenty of history. The buildings on the grounds were excellent examples of the pioneering spirit that settled the area. The train was pretty awesome as well!

1 Thank Don W
La Crescenta, California
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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The detail of this museum was amazing. My daughter and I had a wonderful time just looking at this collection. So much fun. Great rainy day activity.

1 Thank Karyn B
Conyers, GA
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363 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Currently they have a review of the mother road, highway 66. But in addition to that, it is located in an historical building that used to be a hospital for the poor. Two floors of antiques related to its personal and Flagstaff history. Outside is a variety of items and buildings. There is a lumber train, what looks to be... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This museum offers a casual, go at your own pace stroll through the history of Flagstaff and surrounding area. It's loaded with artifacts and readings that keeps your attention. The outside grounds has interesting exhibits to visit as well. Worth the money.

1 Thank pnm29
Essington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We visited the pioneer museum on our 66 travel we found the museum to most interesting Frindky helpful staff in duty lots to see outside as well small gift shop inside made very good reading in the pioneer who made there lives in flagstaff

1 Thank SHARON944
Fishers, Indiana
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808 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 661 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This museum will give you the history of the area. Nothing outstanding but okay for the nominal admission fee. I guess this place used to be a hospital and you get that feeling when you are in there.

2 Thank SmokiesJunkie
Sun City West, Arizona
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Loved the way they used a old sanitarium as a museum interesting history lesson easy walking just a few stairs to 2nd floor bought a combo ticket with Riordan Museum Great Value

Thank David K
Hudson, Massachusetts
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224 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

A nice place to spend some time on a rainy afternoon. The Route 66 display was fantastic. All the other displays are arranged by years. It was very interested to see an iron lung. The staff is friendly. Unfortunately due to bad weather, we did not go through the outdoor displays.

1 Thank Patti D

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