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Arizona Historical Society -- Arizona History Museum

949 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85719-4840
+1 520-628-5774
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Wonderful pioneer museum

Delightful museum. Helpful friendly staff. Good size and doesn’t wear you out. Loved the exhibit... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Dundee926
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Wonderful small museum

This museum is chock-a-block with artifacts from the state's, and especially Tucson's, past. It's... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
CBW47
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Yorktown, VA
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The Arizona History Museum's focus is southern Arizona history from Spanish colonial through territorial eras. Exhibit topics include mining and transportation. The Arizona's Treasures exhibit features Geronimo's rifle, 18th-century Spanish silver artifacts, and hands-on exhibits for children.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
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949 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85719-4840
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Delightful museum. Helpful friendly staff. Good size and doesn’t wear you out. Loved the exhibit with ox cart to autos...definitely worth visiting !

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

This museum is chock-a-block with artifacts from the state's, and especially Tucson's, past. It's well laid out and flows logically from room to room. We especially enjoyed the Geranimo exhibit, the copper mine reproduction, and photos and info about the early natives and immigrants. We...More

Thank CBW47
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Spent about two hours learning about Tucson and the growth of the city starting from the colonial times. Lots of displays of various modes of transportation takes you through the transition of this city to modern times. Tucson, so rich with history is sharing information...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We needed a rainy-day activity and this museum was the choice we made - it was a good one. One in our party needed a wheelchair and there was one available (not sure how many ARE available though). It was easy to mover her through...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

This museum is very well laid out and has very interesting exhibits. Definitely need more than an hour to enjoy this museum. One of the nicest history museums I have ever visited. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This is one of several Arizona Historical Society Museums in the state. This one focuses on southern Arizona’s mining, transportation, ranching and other topics. The recreated mine and mill are especially nice. Many heirloom artifacts are on display, along with photographs and paintings. If you...More

Thank Ron S
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Some of the information is very interesting and shows appropriate depth. The hands-on displays for kids would benefit from more depth and more thought provoking questions. Over all, although there are hints of acknowledging the original inhabitants, the "history" is very much a history of...More

Thank Bruce H
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Nicely laid out small historical museum. Has some very historical pieces (Geronimo's rifle, Santa Anna's uniform, etc.). Nice way to spend a few hours in Tucson.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

We came to visit and attend the annual board meeting, and I so enjoyed this museum. The docents were very friendly, and helpful. Alot of history here, various rooms and awesome exhibits. It will take you back in time, and you will walk out really...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

This museum showcases Arizona history. It is a medium sized museum with a lot packed into it. First the gentleman at the desk is very friendly and explains the layout and what you will see. You are given a map to show you the different...More

Thank Brian S
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AZHistoricalSociety, Manager at Arizona Historical Society -- Arizona History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Hello! Thank you for your review of the Arizona History Museum. We're glad you enjoyed our exhibits and hope you visit again soon! The mine is my favorite part too. - Arizona History Museum staff

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