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Pueblo Grande Museum

Neighbourhood: Camelback East
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Address: 4619 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034-1909
Phone Number:
+1 602-495-0901
Today
09:00 - 16:45
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 16:45
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:45
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Explore the ancient heart of Phoenix at Pueblo Grande Museum, located on a...

Explore the ancient heart of Phoenix at Pueblo Grande Museum, located on a 1,500 year old archaeological site left by the Hohokam culture located just minutes from downtown Phoenix next to Sky Harbor International Airport. This National Historic Landmark and Phoenix Point of Pride has been a part of the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department since 1929, and is the largest preserved archaeological site within Phoenix. Easily accessible by the Sky Train and the Light Rail, the museum is open 7 days a week October through April, and closed Sundays and Mondays, May through September.

A fully accessible 2/3 mile trail takes you through a prehistoric Hohokam archaeological village site with a partially excavated platform mound, ballcourt, and replicated prehistoric houses. There are three galleries to visit while at the Museum. The main gallery displays artifacts of the Hohokam and discusses the Pueblo Grande village site. The children's hands-on gallery has activities to help kids learn about the science of archaeology. And the changing gallery features exhibits on various topics from archaeology, southwest cultures, and Arizona history. For authentic Native American gifts, art, and jewelry, the Museum Store has something for all tastes and budgets.

 

Throughout the year, Pueblo Grande Museum has programming for adults, children, and families, which include archaeology classes for kids, arts and crafts workshops, hikes, and lectures. The Museum also holds annual events, such as the Indian Market, children's summer programs, a Native Art & Rug Auction, Ancient Technology Day and more to please all ages and interests! Pueblo Grande Museum is part of the Green Museums Accord committed to environmental sustainability and sustainable museum practices.

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After visiting the Heard Museum, we decided to visit the Pueblo Grande Museum. This was very enjoyable and informative. This Peulbo is close to the Phoenix Airport. Imagine a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

a VERY affordable alternative to zoo admission prices and be sure to check hotel brochure rack for 2 for 1 admission coupons. We went on a rainy (I know, not supposed to be a Phoenix issue) day and large golf umbrellas were offered for the outside portion. Nice intro movie and indoor exhibits including hands on for the kiddos. Newly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My visit to Arizona this year was dotted with trips to various ruins around the southern-central part of the state, and while this wasn't the most impressive one I visited it was one of the most informative and really the easiest to get to. I've always wondered what made Phoenix a good spot to build on in the middle of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I interrupted a winter business trip to spend a day in the sun, and this was a highlight. It's not everywhere you can step back a millennium and a half a short distance from an airport. The path around the ruins is both enlightening and peaceful and the small museum is very nice as well. When I realized I still... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

TIP: Show your AAA card and get 20% discount off admissions. Having visited several cliff dwelling in New Mexico, the ruins of the Hohokams in the Pueblo Grande Museum were kind of a let down.

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Tempe, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw a great show at the Pueblo Grande Museum showcasing Aaron White and Jonah Littlesunday playing native American flute music. The event was catered with homemade cupcakes, macaroons, cheese and crackers and sparkling cider. Canyon Records features a concert series through May of 2017. Highly recommend it.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting the Heard Museum, we decided to visit the Pueblo Grande Museum. This was very enjoyable and informative. This Peulbo is close to the Phoenix Airport. Imagine a Pueblo in town. This would not be a good idea on a hot, hot day, since the walk to see the Pueblo is rather longish.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Living here, I've likely passed right by no less than 100 times. Stopped today and had a delightful adventure understanding the life and culture of the Hohokam tribe and their contributions to our area. This would be an excellent diversion for those with a long airport wait--easily walkable from the light rail.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Make sure you get to this museum by 3 pm in order to have enough to see everything. They close up around 4:30 and you really do need an hour and a half to walk around the ruins and read all the information. We were able to get through in about 45 minutes, but it would have been nice to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This museum is right across the street from a light rail stop. It is very ecucational and laid out well. Helpful literature and helpful staff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Pueblo Grande was once an important site for the Hohokam people (and spiritually still is for modern day Native Americans). While it is not evident in the site itself, the museum displays and instructional material make it clear that this was a control site for the massive and extremely sophisticated irrigation system the Hohokam peoples had created to make the... More 

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