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The River of Time Museum

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Extremely interesting and well done

I was quite impressed with the tour given by Docent John. While small, the museum covers a lot of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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 August 20, 2018
Vicky D
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was quite impressed with the tour given by Docent John. While small, the museum covers a lot of info about the people and land of what is now Fountain Hills. There is a well done display on water and how AZ gets its water...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thelrose
Reviewed August 20, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Vicky D
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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.

Date of experience: November 2017
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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.

Date of experience: March 2017
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

Date of experience: March 2017
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. :)

Date of experience: July 2016
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.

Date of experience: October 2016
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.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Clifford K
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