Located in Wickenburg, Arizona, the museum features a permanent collection of Western art as well as changing exhibits including an annual exhibition of "Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West." Other exhibits include cowboy gear and period clothing in the Hays’ Spirit of the Cowboy Collection; and a street in old Wickenburg that re-creates life in Arizona circa 1915, complete with a general store and saloon, and a turn-of-the-century Victorian home including a parlor, dining room, kitchen, bedroom and laundry.
May 29-September 4th
Closed Mondays; Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
It is closed Mondays from Memorial Day to Labor Day; and closed for the following holidays: July 4, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.
Pueblo Grande Museum
Just minutes from downtown Phoenix, you can explore a 1,500-year-old archeological site. Pueblo Grande Museum is the site of an ancient Hohokam village, including a partially excavated platform mound, ballcourt, and prehistoric house replicas. Three galleries offer displays of Hohokam artifacts, hands-on activities to help kids learn about the science of archaeology, and changing exhibits on topics including archaeology, southwest cultures, and Arizona history. A National Historic Landmark, the museum is easily accessible by Light Rail.
May 1-September 30
Closed on Sunday and Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
The Superstition Mountain Museum collects, preserves and displays the artifacts, history and folklore of the Superstition Mountains, Apache Junction and surrounding region. Visit the 12.5-acre site to view reproductions of 19th-century businesses including a Wells Fargo office, stage coach stop, barber shop, and assay office, as well as displays of 1800s relics. Be sure to visit the Elvis Memorial Chapel and the Audie Murphy Barn. You can also get a taste of gold fever by visiting the Superstitiion Mountain Lost Dutchman Museum, located on the site.
The museum is open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.