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The River of Time Museum

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Amazing Local History Museum!

This museum is a gem. You can learn about the history of the Lower Verde River Valley and life in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Vicky D
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Phoenix, Arizona
The River of Time Museum, Fountain Hills, Arizona.

The Fountain Hills Library and Museum are housed in the same, very attractive, building. So it is a... read more

Reviewed February 24, 2018
kanbaatar
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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12901 N La Montana Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268-4742
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is a gem. You can learn about the history of the Lower Verde River Valley and life in Fort McDowell when the military occupied the area. Learn about the importance of water to the area, about the amethyst in Four Peaks and the...More

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Reviewed February 24, 2018

The Fountain Hills Library and Museum are housed in the same, very attractive, building. So it is a two-for-one venue. My wife and I visited both the Museum and spent time in the Library using the internet. We even got ourselves Library Cards for the...More

1  Thank kanbaatar
Reviewed December 21, 2017

This museum is very small. Does not talk much about the town itself. It does refer to a dam that was almost built before the city became what it is today. There are other more interesting things to do in town.

Thank carolkubota
Reviewed September 23, 2017

Yes, you can walk about this museum and read the info, but touring this museum with a docent is REALLY worth your time. Ours was John O'Reilly. Just when you think you can't bear one more fact, he hits you with something that piques your...More

1  Thank Marian V
Reviewed April 10, 2017

small but cute, gives a good overall view of the State's history. Nice little gift shop too. Certainly can recommend. it's same entrance as Library and Community Center across the street. The little park with the statues is good too. Worth a stop.

1  Thank dieteraz
Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

I was disappointed in the changes that have been made in this previously all-encompassing and fascinating local museum. Billed as describing the geographic and cultural history of the Fountain Hills area, it has shrunken it's coverage at both ends of the historical timeline, emphasizing less...More

Thank Rollje
Reviewed October 22, 2016

I LOVE this museum. If you go, see the part with the Fiesta Bowl Parade Awards. I feel this part is the best. :)

Thank Larislynn
Reviewed October 22, 2016

This is a small but very well organized museum with excellent displays that cover the ancient and tribal cultures along with the early settlers and soldiers. And the areas' inventive use of its water resources.

1  Thank Michael W
Reviewed March 15, 2016

A cute and newly remodeled museum. Won't take you long to see everything but is interesting. I would recommend a visit.

Thank Clifford K
Reviewed January 12, 2016

seems to feature a museum nowadays. Especially historical museums in the West, they are all over. Some are old and true to facts and history. Some are new and modern. Some, like River of Time, are nothing. I can see how somebody visited the Historical...More

2  Thank Oliver S
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