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Arizona Capitol Museum

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Wonderful displays and history

This museum is not too big to enjoy in the course of a few hours. I loved all the history and the... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2018
Deborah P
Phoenix, Arizona
Interesting place to spend an hour or so

The Arizona Capitol museum was a nice stop upon our arrival to Phoenix. They had nice clean... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2018
Los Angeles, California
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Celebrating Arizona's vibrant cultural heritage through history! Housed in the restored Capitol Building, this museum presents programs and exhibits about the government of the Arizona Territory and the early days of statehood. Always FREE Admission...more
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1700 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2812
Central City
+1 602-926-3620
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on Monday morning. Some of the exhibits were closed. The balcony is not open so you can't appreciate the view of the Wesley Bolin Plaza that is in front of the museum but I manage to take a picture trough a gap between the...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

It's way more museum than actual state capital just the top floor is capital the copper dome It has a lot of state history and exhibits also perfect for kids

Thank rsenteno
Reviewed June 28, 2018

This museum is not too big to enjoy in the course of a few hours. I loved all the history and the chance to tour the Capitol. This building is now a museum and not officially used for the House or Senate but is wonderful...More

Thank Deborah P
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We have toured many state capitols and we knew this was a museum so we were not really excited about going. They don't give guided tours but there is a lot of history of the state that was very interesting. It didn't have the same...More

Thank AnnC576
Reviewed June 12, 2018

The Arizona Capitol building is one of three state capitols that does not house it's legislature. The building has various displays in rooms on the first floor. There is one for the Phoenix Suns, another that has good exhibits that explain the areas progression from...More

1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed June 3, 2018

The Arizona Capitol museum was a nice stop upon our arrival to Phoenix. They had nice clean restrooms, and cold water, and you could fill a water bottle. The helpful guide provided a map and advice. The nicest feature was the Life and Death of...More

Thank LAtoEverywhere
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Learned some great facts about Arizona. If you’re a trivia or political buff, then it’s a great place to visit. It’s free. So is the memorial park in front of the capitol—that was wonderful! Great sculptures in that park!

Thank SassyGrillz
Reviewed April 13, 2018

Names on the desks of late .senate members showed a different diversity. Loved hearing Dr. King again.

Thank Gladys K
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Exhibits leave a vivid impression on the visitor. Well arranged to tell the story of the state. Free, donations accepted. The museum is the OLD Capitol. We also visited the adjacent modern Senate and House of Representatives, (out of session) which don't have much for...More

1  Thank sudstattler
Reviewed April 3, 2018

First floor has display from USS Arizona....including the flag that flew on the ship. Each floor has a wealth of history/information. One of my favorite rooms, was the room with the timeline from 1800's thru 1900's. Free admission. Be sure to stroll through the park...More

1  Thank IllinoisKate1
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July 25, 2017|
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Response from Cathy M | Reviewed this property |
The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is closed on state holidays. So it would NOT be open that day.
May 9, 2017|
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Response from MartyG60950 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know about the availability of wheelchairs, but I do know that it is accessible. My wife uses a walker and did not have any problem. We did a self guided tour without having advance reservations. Perhaps the museum... More