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Arizona Capitol Museum, Phoenix

(4.2/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
The Arizona Capitol Museum receives little funding from the State of Arizona for preservation, restoration and exhibitions. As a result the Arizona Capitol Museum Guild helps to support the Arizona Capitol Museum's mission statement of: Connecting people to Arizona government – Past and Present.

The Arizona Capitol Museum Guild does this through volunteerism, financial assistance, staff support and community involvement. The Arizona Capitol Museum Guild is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, that is able to accept tax deducible donations for the Arizona Capitol Museum, so that they may continue to provide a great free guest experience.

The Arizona Capitol Museum Guild also sponsors several museum activities, including but not limited to: Receptions, Special Events, Volunteer Activities, Artifact Conservation, Education and Exhibit Programs.
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  • Beautiful and has some nice exihibits, has some artifacts from the USARIZONA has art work and is great for kids.  more »
  • My parents visit all the state capitols and were blown away by Arizona's. At the time, all of the china and silver from the ship, Arizona had been collected from being dispersed to other ships and was...  more »
  • The Arizona State Capitol is very accessible. Free public parking is located in front and just walk a few hundred meters to get to the Plaza of the Capitol (Capitol Mall). Feel free to admire the monuments in tribute to the veterans of various wars, as well as two monumental guns having belonged to the USS Arizona as well as the USS Missouri. The Capitol in him even now. It should be noted that even if 3 floors are open to the public, an elevator allows people with disabilities to do the full tour. The visit is free. The 3rd floor is a retrospective on the construction of the Capitol, initial drawings for the construction of the last annexes, in the 1970s. Pictures and plans illustrate this development. Some offices are also rebuilt with many details. Finally, some explanations are given on the constitution and the creation of "legal" of the State of Arizona. The central balcony, you will finally have beautiful views of the seal of Arizona made in mosaic on the ground floor. On the second floor, you can access the old House of representatives, to former offices very well restored and explanations on personalities from Arizona. On the first floor, you can access the former office of the Governor as well as a huge line of the time recounting the history of the State. Finally, on the ground floor, you will see magnificent artifacts that belonged to the USS Arizona, which was bombed and destroyed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. This ship is still based in the Bay of Pearl Harbour, and is a national cemetery for sailors who died and now with the battleship. Finally, a small dining area and a shop will be available to visitors.
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  • The décor was amazing and very historically accurate one thing to mention is that they should do something about the pigeons and the bird defecation.
  • It's a great place for learning about Arizona's history. Guided tours are free; I'd suggest checking this place out. It's incredible! You can also sit in the rafters of the senate house and the legislative house situated in the buildings on either side of the museum. It's a great experience. Thanks to Sen. Smith and Reps. Finchem and Leach for the amazing behind-the-scenes tour you gave me and my family!
  • We didn't visit the museum because we were just interested in the building itself. In the hall is de Arizona seal made in tessallation. There is also a nice park in the front.
  • The Arizona Capitol Museum is the original building that housed the capitol. Being able to go into many areas that now house amazing items in the museums collection is very worthwhile. Spending time here was something that I look forward to doing again when I'm back in Phoenix, AZ. The ground floor wing to the left when you first walk in that focuses on the U.S. military was amazing. Very family oriented museum that had no cost to tour when I was there.
  • Ugly, disgusting place with extremely rude people. I do not recommend it to anyone that has a life.