One of the little known attractions in downtown Phoenix is the Arizona Capitol Museum , a museum located in the Capitol building complex in downtown Phoenix. This museum is rarely busy, however, it’s one of the best places to learn about the history of Arizona and how it transitioned from being a territory to becoming a state. Once the first governor’s office, this beautiful and historical building has four floors of exhibits, artifacts, and displays. Admission is free.
Located directly across the street from the Capitol building complex and the Arizona Capitol Museum is the Wesley Bolin Plaza which is an outdoor area dedicated to those who were instrumental in the establishment and growth of the state. There are memorials of pioneers, miners, and farmers, as well as memorials to veterans and 911 casualties. It’s also the place where the newest exhibit, named Salute the Fallen, will be opened to the public with a special ceremony on Saturday, December 7th, beginning at 9:00 am.
The newest exhibit consists of two large guns from two different World War II battleships, symbolizing an ongoing salute to fallen servicemen and servicewomen. The Commemorative Motorcycle Run starts the dedication ceremony, there will be music by the 108th Army Band, and there will be a Laying of the Wreaths. Make plans to attend this historic and patriotic day at the museum and at Wesley Bolin Plaza in downtown Phoenix. The Arizona State Capitol address is 1700 West Washington Street and parking information can be found here.