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Address: 2340 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-1200
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+1 928-774-6272
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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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I found this Museum to be fairly interesting, not usually a big fan of museums but this did intrigue me most the way through, can usually be seen within an hour or an hour and a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 May 2016
Dennis C
West Palm Beach, Florida
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Newburgh, Indiana
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

The well curated exhibits at this small museum were an unexpected surprise. Rather than just gathering pioneer objects they were arranged in rooms organized by decades. The use and history of the objects was clearly available. Similar objects in different rooms allowed you to view and understand lifestyle changes over time as experienced by the settlers and their descendants. The... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

I found this Museum to be fairly interesting, not usually a big fan of museums but this did intrigue me most the way through, can usually be seen within an hour or an hour and a half

Thank Dennis C
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Adults are $6...a bit steep. Seniors are $5. Very interesting history and "instruments" associated with the history of the area and the fact that it was once a hospital / poor house! Really cool display and photos on Route 66; not the usual, ubiquitous stuff. Staff is very nice (Bobbi - volunteer).

Thank AZJim17
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Friendly, knowledgeable staff at this wonderful museum. Run by the Arizona Historical Society. We arrived on a 2-4-1 entry day. There's lots of exhibits inside the Main building but it was the original pioneer home and huge train that I loved. Would recommend

Thank MarmaladeFella
Bakersfield, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

We found the listing for this museum in the AAA guide book for Arizona. It sounded interesting so we gave it a try. The first try wasn't too successful as the book gave the wrong hours of operation and we arrived only 1/2 hour from closing. We had been going from Lake Havasu to Sedona so we were somewhat disappointed.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

This is a good opportunity to tour a historic structure that has been converted into a local museum. Great for the family, youth groups and history buffs. It is important to remember the past.

Thank Deborah S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Interesting museum, you can learn a lot about the beginnings of Flagstaff. I recommend to visit during summer. Due to my visit in winter I couldn't have a full experience. Will visit again.

Thank Jptravelswithfreedom
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

We obviously liked this museum. It takes you thru the history of Flagstaff decade by decade. From rough unruly times to the present. Explained the three industries that made the city - transportation, logging and farming. Outside is an old locomotive with a caboose. If you have never been in a caboose it will fascinate you- it was not just... More 

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

Visited in the afternoon and saw everything available to see in about an hour. Several things not open due to weather. Probably a lot more interesting in the summer. Lots of things to read, not much interactive stuff for kids or non-readers. Admission was included in a combo pass from the Riordan House Museum (so it only cost $4 person).... More 

Thank Pam M
Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

Slip back in time to those pioneer days of the old Arizona Territory - history of the cattle industry, railroads, land barons, and yes, ordinary people too. Great exhibits in and around a very historic two-story stone building that was formerly a small hospital, built on the headquarters site of an old cattle ranch. Knowledgeable staff will answer your questions... More 

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