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Pioneer Museum

2340 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-1200
+1 928-774-6272
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If you enjoy history, well worth the stop!

Lots of history in a small place it didn't take too much time and well worth the stop if you like... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
njhoyle58
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Vail, Arizona
Some interesting history

While visiting our sons, who attend NAU, we decided to check this place out. It is reasonably... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Paul H
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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.
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  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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“root cellar” (3 reviews)
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2340 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-1200
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of history in a small place it didn't take too much time and well worth the stop if you like history. The outbuildings and the train were fun to see as well. The staff was very informative and willing to talk about everything which...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

While visiting our sons, who attend NAU, we decided to check this place out. It is reasonably priced, $6 a ticket. You can even get a beer or a glass of wine while you peruse. It is the site of the Poor Farm, a hospital...More

1  Thank Paul H
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Jill_Hough, Museum Operations Specialist at Pioneer Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for the kind words in response to your recent visit. Our award-winning Todos Unidos exhibit now showing through summer 2018 details the experiences of Flagstaff's pioneer Spanish-speaking immigrants--we're glad you enjoyed it! Arizona Historical Society also manages Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, a...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Came here with my 8 & 7 year old kids. Extremely informative. If you like history you’ll love this place. We all enjoyed it. Took us 2 hours to go through all of it. We took time to explain the exhibits to the kids. They...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Outside there are several buildings with vintage farm, and auto exhibits! Inside the lower level depicts the hospital that was once there. Upstairs, room by room depicts the decades since the building was a hospital. I particularly enjoyed the 60s room since I recognized several...More

Thank Anne V
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

We went to Flagstaff to hit Snowbowl but there were just too many people so we opted to do something else. We passed the Pioneer Museum on our way to Snowbowl. Decided to go back and check it out. Staff was friendly & knowledgeable, happy...More

Thank Jennifer L
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

It's in an old hospital for the poor, built in 1908. There isn't much, but the desk is wonderful and enthusiastic: they would share their knowledge in all areas – history, current events, food, customs, you name it, they'll talk about it. Current exhibit on...More

Thank Oliver S
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We enjoyed our visit to this museum and felt the admission price was reasonable. There were some very interesting exhibits that we both could relate to even though most were dealing with local history and we were tourists. I found the history displays upstairs, arranged...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

When visiting Flagstaff make this small but extremely well done museum your first stop!!! It is downright cheap for the fabulous presentation and overview of Flagstaff's history!!! They have taken the former hospital and Home for the Indigent and turned it into a visual display...More

Thank Susan W
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Jill_Hough, Museum Operations Specialist at Pioneer Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Our team lives for these moments, Susan, when a visitor is so thrilled with the museum experience. AHS Pioneer Museum is small, but we aim to make a big positive impact on anyone who steps through the front door. Thank you for the kind words...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We visits lots of museums and this is one of our favorites! The guides were very knowledgeable and friendly! Walking through this place is like stepping back in time!

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Being myself a volunteer at a local small museum where I live, this place did my day. Everything well explained and presented in an educational format. Recommend to visit their home page for better understanding of what you will find. The town cronology in the...More

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