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The River of Time Museum in Fountain Hills recounts the captivating history of the Lower Verde River Valley. Here you’ll trace the steps of ancient people who passed through the Valley following the river for game and water and learn about the large communities that grew here centuries ago and why they disappeared. As you pass beneath a shade ramada, you’ll learn how the Yavapai migrated throughout Central Arizona, moving with the seasons and the availability of food. Continue on with explorers and trappers as they travel the river routes. Enter a mine as prospectors look for gold and find amethyst. Learn about Fort McDowell and the struggle to bring peace to the Valley. Then join the “river tamers,” as they build dams and canals. See how “the dam that never was” brought about the development of Fountain Hills. Check out the changing exhibit gallery and the River Bank Gift Store. The River of Time Museum has something new around every bend.


The River of Time Museum creatively exhibits the stories of the people who followed the rivers to settle the Lower Verde River Valley. Discover the history, anthropology, natural history and sociology of this unique desert location. If you don’t have time following your art walk, your docent will provide a complimentary admission coupon to come back and visit the River of Time.

Fountain Hills, Arizona, is the place to see art in all its glory with a majestic backdrop of the McDowell and Four Peaks mountains and the Town’s signature 560-foot tall Fountain, located in the center of its 64-acre park. After enjoying a tour of the museum, join our docents for a continuation in the program touring our outdoor public art exhibit.

For our Centennial Circle tours only, all registered guests will be guided through our Centennial Circle Art Walk tour, before which patrons will join docents for a tour of the L. Alan Cruikshank River of Time Museum. Please register online at www.experiencefountainhills.org/artwalk for the tour you would like to attend.Registration is Free and includes your tour reservation and Art Walk Guide program.

Call: 480.837.2612 for hours and tour information or go to River of Time Museum Website
Address: 12901 N. La Montana Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Phone: 480.837.2612
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