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Does the Dutchman's Lost Mine exist? Superstition Mountain and the Dutchman's Lost Mine are synonymous with Arizona lost mine lore. Come and explore the museum to find out wonderful and exciting facts about Arizona's lost mine lore!Sponsored by the Arizona National Guard Historical Society, this remodeled arsenal features memorabilia relating to the military history of Arizona and its residents, including uniforms, weapons, photographs, and archival material.Over 3,000 minerals, rocks, fossils and mining artifacts are on exhibit. Highlighting the collection are the colorful minerals from Arizona's copper mines. Among the spectacular individual specimens on display are an eight-foot specimen of native copper, a large quartz geode - each half weighing 240 pounds, rocks from the first Moon landing, and a fragment of Meteor Crater's meteorite weighing 206 pounds.The Hall of Flame Fire Museum and the National Firefighting Hall of Heroes, located in Phoenix, Arizona, has almost an acre of fire history exhibits, with over 90 fully restored pieces of fire apparatus on display, dating from 1725 to 1969. Most of the exhibits are American, but we also have pieces from England, France, Austria, Germany, and Japan.Explore the museum’s rich history as one of the Phoenix area’s first cultural attractions, and see how the museum has grown to be one of the world’s finest destinations for learning about American Indian arts and cultures.Our groundbreaking exhibitions, here only for a limited time, will fascinate, entertain, and educate. From the four corners of the world, from ancient to modern, from masters to rising stars, see what we have on display now.In October 1993, the Phoenix Police Museum started as a small exhibit at the Historic City Hall, 17 S. Second Ave. With the assistance of Cindy Myers from the Phoenix Museum of History, a temporary six-month display was created. The event was enthusiastically received. The Arizona Humanities Council funded a study of the artifacts to determine if enough material existed to open a small museum and it was determined that there was.The Arizona Museum of Natural History is your place for dinosaurs that roar and much more. The valley’s only natural history museum has the best dinosaurs in town, a history courtyard where visitors pan for gold, a native peoples’ gallery includes a replica village and pottery. Where else can you enjoy a cool indoor waterfall? Three changing exhibition galleries offer a variety of interesting subjects.The Arizona Capitol Museum brings history to life every day through exhibitions, special events, and tours. More than 20 exhibits tell Arizona's story from territorial days to the present.Huhugam Ki, meaning "House of the ancestors," describes the museum, which is constructed of adobe and desert plants, reflecting the beauty of the Southwest. Inside you will view exhibits that share our unique heritage, from the days of the ancient Hohokam to the achievements of today. Baskets, pottery, photos and other articles create an understanding of a people who are enriched by the strength of their ancestors.Dynamic interactive exhibits provide new insights into modern Phoenix and how time and place have influenced its development. Excellent shop and bookstore. In the cultural heart of downtown Phoenix at Heritage and Science Park.Pueblo Grande Museum is an archaeological site museum and repository. We collect, preserve, research, interpret, and exhibit cultural materials from the site of Pueblo Grande and the Greater Southwest. The Museum is dedicated to enhancing the knowledge of prehistory, history, and ethnology of inhabitants of the Southwest, and promoting a greater understanding of the diversity of cultures past and present.The Shemer Art Center and Museum is a “home for the arts.” It serves as a family oriented arts education center and contemporary arts museum. The historic home is nestled in Arcadia, one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Phoenix. The Shemer boasts a panoramic view of Camelback Mountain with a touch of nostalgia.The Tempe Historical Museum is a community history museum that explores Tempe’s identity and builds connections between residents and their community. We recognize the power of history to provide insights for making decisions relevant to contemporary and future life in an ever-changing society. Our museum is a stimulating public forum acting as a catalyst for lively dialogue.The Castle is tentatively scheduled to open to the public in the late fall of 2010. West Valley Art Museum is recognized as a premier center for arts education and arts experiences. Five exhibit galleries, theater, research library, award winning restaurant and a unique Museum Store are all contained in slightly over 17,000 square feet. Providing a hands-on lesson in FUN! Equipped with a planetarium, IMAX and a variety of scientific exhibits, we are sure to bring out the child in everyone! Our mission is “Fellowship through Education”.  When people learn about the positive contributions of others regardless of race or gender, it affords us the opportunity to appreciate our differences and celebrate our similarities. A constantly changing scenario of dolls and toys from yesterday as well as familiar modern play things. An authentic schoolroom of 1912 features antique dolls as the "students." The A.M.Y. introduces children to the visual excitement and cultural enrichment provided by the fine arts. Our environment is especially designed to spark the imagination, stimulate the mind and captivate the eye. The Arizona Railway Museum was founded and incorporated in 1983 as a non-profit, educational and historical organization.  The Museum is dedicated to the railways of Arizona and the Southwest.  The fascination of railways and trains has no boundaries and so railways of all kinds are included in the scope of the Museum. This unique museum was founded in 1984 by Gabrielle Liese and houses an international collection of over 100,000 beads and beaded artifacts. The museum features permanent and changing exhibitions, and education and outreach programs of lectures, tours, and classes for the visitor. The Deer Valley Rock Art Center is a part of Arizona State University. Overseen by the School of Human Evolution and Social Change in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, this unique site has a rich history. The Cultural Center features exhibits on Phoenix’s African American history. Mr. Kallberg has been the driving force behind the establishment and operation of the Glendale Police Museum located in downtown Glendale. On November 2, 2002, The Police Museum opened, although Mr. Kallberg developed the idea over a decade ago. He has researched over 100 years of law enforcement in Glendale.This museum contains permanent exhibits of Winfield Scott and local history, as well as changing exhibits. Acting on the principle that learning is a joy, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix’s mission is to engage the minds, muscles and imaginations of children and the grown-ups who care about them. With hands-on, interactive exhibits designed for children ages birth to 10, the Museum focuses on learning through play, with emphasis on early childhood education and school-readiness. Nestled amid the red buttes of Papago Park, the Desert Botanical Garden hosts one of the world’s finest collections of desert plants. One of only 44 botanical gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums, this one-of-a-kind museum showcases 50 acres of beautiful outdoor exhibits. Home to 139 rare, threatened and endangered plant species from around the world, the Garden offers interesting and inspiring experiences to more than 300,000 visitors each year. The Library and Archives hold a vast collection of rare books, original documents, historical photographs, maps and oral history. The Blue Rose Theater offers an entire season of historically based plays, and Living History programs bring the past alive through hands-on demonstrations. Come spend an hour, or an afternoon at the Historical Museum. Explore the rich heritage of rural Southern Arizona. The museum offers tours, lecture series, workshops and children's programs. Experience the 19th Century mining boom as you tour the exhibit. See the miniature agricultural display. Learn how irrigation turned sandy plains into lush cotton fields. See what Casa Grande looked like in 1879 when the railroad ended here and the city was named Terminus. Discover the people that come alive through our Research Facilities and Photographic Reproductions. Tour the historic Heritage Hall and the Rebecca Dallis School House... Founded in 1928 as a community effort by a group of Flagstaff citizens, the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) is a private, nonprofit institution that was originally established as a repository for Native American artifacts and natural history specimens from the Colorado Plateau. The original founders, zoologist Dr. Harold S. Colton and artist Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton, who were from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, were dedicated to preserving the history and cultures of northern Arizona. The Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the largest aviation Museums in the world, and the largest non-government funded aviation Museum in the United States. The Museum maintains a collection of more than 300 aircraft and spacecraft from around the globe, including many rare and one-of-a-kind, and more than 125,000 artifacts.We are dedicated to increasing knowledge and appreciation of the diverse wildlife of the world as well as explaining the role of wildlife management in conservation. Founded in 1988, we highlight over 400 species of insects, mammals and birds from around the globe. Some of the collections are more than 100 years old and all the animals found at the museum were donated by various government agencies, wildlife rehabilitation centers, captive breeding programs, zoos and individuals The Arizona Wing Museum has on display many WWII artifacts and memorabilia from the War Years to the Home Front. Many of these artifacts have been donated to the Arizona Wing by veterans and their families wanting to see them displayed to the public. School children that are too young to know much about this time are now able to see and feel this part of our history through school field trips. Our organization now has the ability and mission to preserve and present these cultural icons for the present and for the future generations. It is our goal to enlighten and inspire today’s youth to seek out careers in science, mathematics, technology and the arts as a direct result of their experience with popular culture. The future is so bright we’ve gotta wear shades! Prepare to have a wonderful time while touring our fun museum exhibits, learning from our educational and entertaining events and meeting our friendly staff! There's something for everyone at the Tucson Children's Museum. Lost Dutchman, mine, ARMY, NAVY, MARINES, TANKS, WAR, WEAPONS, SOLDIERS, USS,ROCKS, QUARTZITE, STONES, GOLD, ORE, SILVER, MINES, COALFIRETRUCKS, FIGHTER,DINOSAURS, FOSSILS, T-REX, CAVEMAN, BONES, PREHISTORICsalt river, Pima Museum, BLACK, MULTICULTURALchildren, kids, TRAINS, RAILROAD, LOCOMOTIVEAfrican, black, negro,OFFICER, COPS, LAW, SHERIFF,CACTUS, PLANTS, BUTTERFLY,FLOWERSjets, fighter, nasa, bomber, military, air force, navyanimals, nature, sharks, insects, bugs, aircraft, jets, planes, war, military, air force,Toys, super heros, music, vintage, Kids, youth,

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