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“A very enjoyable museum chocked with information and artifacts...unexpected and most welcome!”

Arizona Historical Society -- Arizona History Museum
Ranked #55 of 320 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 19 January 2017

I noticed that the museum had a Pancho Villa exhibit and since I had some time, I walked over. Not only did I learn so much about the general/folk hero/bandit and the times he lived in, but I made it to the next part, an exhibit about the Apache Chief Geronimo. For both, there were many original and unique photos, clothing, weaponry, etc. And there were many other rooms with stories of Alrizona--mining history, etc.
The Museum is next to the UA campus, so it is always fun to walk around the various off campus busineeses.

Thank syncomm1
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is a small museum near the University of Arizona campus. There is a large parking garage very close so you can try that if you don't find parking on the street. The museum does a good job depicting the main historical events that shaped this part of Arizona. This include some very interesting displays about mining. The very diverse groups of immigrants that came to this area to work in the mines is another area that has many exhibits and displays. A small but interesting selection of local minerals is also on display. Lots of historical information including Pancho Villa's story, Geronimo and the Indian influence etc are also part of the displays.
Lots of information and interesting displays. I would return to this museum.

Thank Sarracenia
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

Great place to visit during hot temps in Tucson. Lots to see and learn. My kids had a great time. Great mine area experience.

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Reviewed 27 November 2016

This visit was planned to "kill time" while our husbands were riding in the El Tour de Tucson. It turned into a 3 hour trip back in time and the many unknown people, places and events that make up the great state of Arizona. Surprises seemed to wait around every corner and interesting artifacts from American Indian culture, mining culture, building of the canals, the migration of the Chinese to Arizona(who knew?!) and so much more.
On our visit, we were the only people in the museum. Take your time and read the history of the area. It was just fascinating to learn about the early settlers of the area and how they made their living and how they lived.
For the $8.00 entrance fee, it was well worth our time and would be suitable for people of all ages. We found lots of restaurants around and great places to just people watch. Great for an afternoon.

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Reviewed 26 November 2016

This museum isn't fancy and it sometimes looks a little improvised.

But what makes it special and what really amazed us was their approach of presenting history by telling the stories of the people involved. So many photos, artefacts, and detailed information which portrayed common people, leaders, fighters, merchants, pioneers, engineers, politicians and told their stories and showed their faces.

Very touching!

Thank Carlos C
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