Museums bring history alive, like a skeleton found underneath your house. Dig up the past with this Groupon.
- $18 for admission for four and four drinks from the mercantile (up to a $42 value)
- Children five and under receive free admission.
Pioneer Living History Museum
These days, the Old West is mostly remembered for its saloons and gunslingers. And, true to that legend, Pioneer Living History Museum hosts a classic western jail, sheriff’s office, and gallows. But the more than 90-acre recreation of Arizona’s 1863–1912 territorial period also reminds visitors that the era included much more.
A peek inside the museum’s authentic opera house, for instance, reveals the stage where Lily Langtry and other actors performed popular melodramas of the day. Over behind the late 19th-century schoolhouse, students might even stumble upon the teacherage, a home the town gratefully built for its resident teacher.
The rest of Pioneer Living’s town is made up of reproductions, including a blacksmith shop and dress shop full of fashionable clothing from the 1890s, including corsets and bathing tuxedos. All the while, actors add to the realism, donning the garb of 19th-century characters such as cowboys and Victorian ladies. Guests may even find a wedding couple saying "I do" in its quaint and charming little church from 1880.
“Very nice family event :)”
“My 13 year old daughter thought it was going to be boring but ended up enjoying it. :)”
“Go prepared to spend some money but also have some great family fun :)”