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“Must see for southern Arizona”

Arizona Historical Society -- Arizona History Museum
Ranked #52 of 311 things to do in Tucson
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 16 April 2013

This museum is on the University of Arizona campus. It was much more interesting and informative than the Arizona State Museum. It had an excellent exhibit on mining with a mineral and gem collection. It also had the pictures etc about the beginning of the University of Arizona, history around Tucson. Parking was free.

1  Thank Randy M
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Reviewed 31 January 2013

This is a great place to chill out and inform yourself about the history of Tucson. There is quite a lot to read, so I go there about once a year. The caretaker is also very knowledgable, with his stories about gangsters (John Dillinger).

Thank Sandra H
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Reviewed 16 November 2012

Great for kids! My son loved everything about this place. Worth the money and time spent. Close to the university area and downtown. Planning to go back pretty soon.

Thank M L
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

There are many buildings devoted to the AHS. My favorite is the one on E. 2nd St. AHS serves as the steward of state and regional history, fulfilling its mission to collect, preserve, interpret, and disseminate the history of Arizona, the West, and northern Mexico as it pertains to Arizona. At the present time they are devoting a collection to the 100 anniversary of Arizona becoming a state. Their research library is fabulous and you can find subjects ranging from water availability, immigration, free trade, mining, ranching and agribusiness, the defense industry, cultural diversity, and urban development and revitalization. "The Arizona Historical Society — through its exhibits, programs, publications, and outreach — informs and inspires people of all ages by reminding them of the boldness and daring that characterized countless individuals, past and present, who have made Arizona their home..."

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Reviewed 22 October 2012

My daughters and I went to the AZ History Museum this past week. We were very excited to see the 100 year quilts, the mine, and especially the children's hands on area. When we arrived, we were greeted by a friendly and informative volunteer. She gave us an overview of the museum and told us to be sure not to miss the children's area upstairs. We toured the museum, saving the hands on area for last. Sadly, when we arrived at the stairs to enter that section, it was closed off. We went back to the front desk to inquire about how long it would be closed. She informed us that we could still enjoy that area and just move the sign and go on up. We proceeded to follow her instructions, with renewed excitement. Unfortunately, just as we were headed up, a very rude and loud woman barked at us, "What are you doing?" We kindly informed her the museum volunteer gave us permission to go up. The rude woman told us we were not allowed up there and the volunteer didn't know what she was talking about. She continued on about the volunteers incompetence and that she would go talk to this woman. We decided to leave the museum at this point. As we were walking out, the rude woman was walking up to the volunteer and began to berate her, in front of us. I did state to the woman how disrespectful I thought it was, that she would talk to a volunteer in that manner. We were very disappointed to not get to see this section of the museum, especially after it had been so highly recommended. More importantly, I was very put off by the manner in which this rude woman would talk to us and directly to her volunteer. This elderly woman, who was volunteering, was clearly dedicating her valuable time and energy and had not right to be put down by someone or to be reprimanded in front of the public. I'm very disappointed with our visit to this museum.

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