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Pioneer Village

Pioneer Arizona
Living History Museum

Experience the old west in the largest living history museum west of the Rockies.

3901 West Pioneer Rd, north of Phoenix on I17, 1 mile north of Carefree Hwy.

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Known as the largest living history museum west of the rockies, Pioneer is a place where old west history truly comes alive. Stand in the center of town and take in the surroundings. Breathe in the fresh air and notice the silence. This is as close to being transported back in time as you will come. Phoenix hasn't yet reached this area, so the views from town are still the way they were a century ago. Buildings were rescued from other locations in Arizona and brought to Pioneer. The 90 acre town is set up the way a real town would have been laid out and consists of authentic historical buildings as well as reproductions. Walk down dirt roads to explore a victorian house, 1880s school house, 1890s teacherage (teacher's one room house), church, farm and more.

Historians are available at various locations to answer questions about the buildings and their contents.

Pioneer also offers special events such as cook-outs, music concerts, holiday activities etc.

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Victorian House Pioneer Arizona Pioneer Arizona street front

school house Pioneer Arizona blacksmith Pioneer Arizona
mud hut Pioneer Arizona

Enjoy peace and quiet as you step back in time.
church Pioneer Arizona

Special Tips

Traveling with children or special needs

ride a horse drawn cart accessibility information  Accessibility
Walk the roads, or ride in a wagon (not wheelchair accessible). Wheelchairs are also available for use.

The town covers over 90 acres and the dirt roads are in good condition for walking or riding.

accessibility information  Traveling with children
A restaurant and small shop are on site; both are suitable for children. There are several events that provide family fun; visit their website (click below) for a full calendar of upcoming events.

pet information  Traveling with pets
Leashed pets are allowed, as are service animals.

Visit the link below for information on operating hours, fees, etc.


From Phoenix, go north on I-17 and watch for signs to the museum. Located at 3901 West Pioneer Road on I-17, 1 mile north of the Carefree Hwy.

Visit www.pioneeraz.org for more information.

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