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Address: 2340 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-1200
Phone Number: +1 928-774-6272
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Originally constructed as the Coconino County Hospital for the Indigent in...

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. The Heritage Festival takes place in October.

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We visited the pioneer museum on our 66 travel we found the museum to most interesting Frindky helpful staff in duty lots to see outside as well small gift shop inside made very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
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Essington, United Kingdom
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La Crescenta, California
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The detail of this museum was amazing. My daughter and I had a wonderful time just looking at this collection. So much fun. Great rainy day activity.

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Conyers, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Currently they have a review of the mother road, highway 66. But in addition to that, it is located in an historical building that used to be a hospital for the poor. Two floors of antiques related to its personal and Flagstaff history. Outside is a variety of items and buildings. There is a lumber train, what looks to be... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This museum offers a casual, go at your own pace stroll through the history of Flagstaff and surrounding area. It's loaded with artifacts and readings that keeps your attention. The outside grounds has interesting exhibits to visit as well. Worth the money.

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Essington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We visited the pioneer museum on our 66 travel we found the museum to most interesting Frindky helpful staff in duty lots to see outside as well small gift shop inside made very good reading in the pioneer who made there lives in flagstaff

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Thank SHARON944
Fishers, Indiana
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768 reviews
290 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This museum will give you the history of the area. Nothing outstanding but okay for the nominal admission fee. I guess this place used to be a hospital and you get that feeling when you are in there.

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Sun City West, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Loved the way they used a old sanitarium as a museum interesting history lesson easy walking just a few stairs to 2nd floor bought a combo ticket with Riordan Museum Great Value

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

A nice place to spend some time on a rainy afternoon. The Route 66 display was fantastic. All the other displays are arranged by years. It was very interested to see an iron lung. The staff is friendly. Unfortunately due to bad weather, we did not go through the outdoor displays.

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Thank Patti D
Midlothian, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I'm confused about the high reviews. It was ok. I don't think it should have been $6 a person. It had a few interesting things , but I must have had my eyes closed cause I felt like we didn't learn all that much. We kept expecting more. I would not take my kids there.

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Thank Leslie O
Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is one of those places that you drive by on the way to somewhere else (snow ski area, Grand Canyon, etc.) and tell yourself that one day you need to stop and check it out. We finally did that this July (2016). The building used to be a hospital for the indigent and they have some exhibits about that... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Been here many times through the years. Never seems to change, but I guess that's history. The out door exhibits haven't weathered well however. The inside exhibits give a great run on history through the decades starting with 1900. Small gift shop and information on other places of interest in the area.

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