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Arizona Capitol Museum
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Military, Museums
Housed in an impressive stone building that once served as the state capitol, this museum documents Arizona's time as a territory and its early statehood. The structure itself is crowned with a copper... Read More
Housed in an impressive stone building that once served as the state capitol, this museum documents Arizona's time as a territory and its early statehood. The structure itself is crowned with a copper dome and a 16-foot, zinc Winged Victory statue. Within the building are flags documenting the state's history, including ones representing Spain, Mexico, and the Confederacy. Offices and congressional chambers have been restored to period splendor, and Megargee paintings (with Arizona as their theme) grace the interior. World War II buffs can browse the USS Arizona display, which offers artifacts, recollections from survivors, and a specially commissioned silver service.
- Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: Arizona Capitol Museum in Phoenix is a family-friendly museum that offers an insightful look into the state's past. Even better: admission is free.
- Best for Museums Because: The Arizona Capitol Museum offers an interesting look back at Arizona's pre-statehood days.
- Best for Attractions near US Airways Center Because: The Arizona Capitol Museum gives you a glimpse into Arizona's fascinating history.
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: The Arizona Capitol Museum is a great way for parents and kids to explore Arizona's territorial history.