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“Arizona History in the Original Capital Building”

Arizona Capitol Museum
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Owner description: Celebrating Arizona's vibrant cultural heritage through history! Housed in the restored Capitol Building, this museum presents programs and exhibits about the government of the Arizona Territory and the early days of statehood. Always FREE Admission Open: Monday through Friday 9am - 4pm
Phoenix, AZ
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“Arizona History in the Original Capital Building”
Reviewed 15 January 2012

When state government outgrew the original Capital Building, they built a tower behind it, and the two houses in front of it, and turned the building into a museum. It includes a nice historic library on the second floor.

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Mesa, Arizona
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“A great history lesson”
Reviewed 22 December 2011

The Capitol Museum is a real treasure. The tour guides are very knowledgable and seem passionate about the Arizona history. The grounds are very nice with more history displays. I think everyone should tour their stat capitol.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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“Pretty fascinating and educational!”
Reviewed 5 June 2008

Most tours of state capitol buildings are pretty dreary, but this one was a real treat. I was with a group of about 12, and the guide made it very entertaining. I learned a lot about Arizona (and New Mexico) history. There are a number of historical curiosities in this building that were explained and I found it all pretty educational. The murals on the walls were just beautiful. Each one of them had some sort of significance to Arizona heritage and were actually used as "advertising" to get people to settle there. I also found the exhibit re: the USS Arizona interesting too. The gift shop has some pretty cool mementos for sale too along with the standard tourist trap kind of items. So I would recommend this tour for the entire family as well as history buffs.

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