Arizona Museum of Natural History, Mesa

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The Arizona Museum of Natural History (originally the Mesa Southwest Museum) is the only natural history museum in the greater Phoenix area and is located in Mesa, Arizona. It exhibits the natural and cultural history of the Southwestern United States.
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  • At first I thought it was just a small museum without much to see but then realized it was bigger than I realized. It was a nice size to get around with a family without wearing everyone out. There....  more
    At first I thought it was just a small museum without much to see but then realized it was bigger than I realized. It was a nice size to get around with a family without wearing everyone out. There....  more »
  • Interesting for adults as well as children. Many life-sized reconstructions of dinosaurs that bring them to life. Recommended! 
    Interesting for adults as well as children. Many life-sized reconstructions of dinosaurs that bring them to life. Recommended!  more »
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  • This was my first visit and I have to say they beat all of my expectations! I only spoke to a couple of employees and I found them to be gracious. The museum exhibits are set up so well, you want to read all of the information on the walls. It was so much fun to watch the children's expressions around the really big dinosaurs. The room with the movie memorabilia was incredible and informative. It looked like the kids were having so much panning for gold! I saw two exhibits that weren't working but there is so much to see that it didn't detract from the museum. The entrance fees are very reasonable and I purchased items from the gift shop. The entire museum was very clean including the restroom. I have older grandkids but I think I'm going to get them to come with me next time.
  • What can I day about this place. It's gorgeous! It's fun and a great way to spent the day but a wonderful gentleman named James helped us make it a once in a lifetime experience! My boyfriend proposed to me here and it was magical thank you so much James you made my special day even better! I loved seeing the dinosaurs and learning some awesome new things. This was just one of the best days of my life thank you

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