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    Free Entrance at the Chandler Museum!

    by jumpingnorman Written Apr 5, 2009

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    Going into the Chandler Museum in Arizona
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    The Chandler Museum entrance is FREE! The Chandler Historical Society which was founded in 1969 suppoorts this education place which has a lot of information about the city. It is very small but packed with a lot of info on Chandler.

    We took pictures first at the gazebo just outside the Museum, and then entered the place which has a huge nopard where guests can write their comments and greetings. There was also an ostrich statue, possibly reflecting the recent Ostrich Festival held in this city.

    Exhibits include photo extravaganzas on the early days of Chandler, including remnants from the Hohokam Indians, info on Chandler Sports Hall of Fame, a Fireman Exhibit, a representation of the Morrison Grocery Store which was opened by Ernest Morrison in 1912 and was the first store in Chandler, photos on Dr. Alexander J. Chandler who became the first veterinarian in Chandler and an expert in irrigatioon which developed the area. ..and so much more in such a small Museum.

    My kids even found hoola-hoops and made my wife do the hoola, and they also enjoyed looking at the classic car "Eight" model and writing on the small classroom chalkboard.

    A small museum in the heart of Chandler and a nice place to knwo more about the city...

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    VISIT THE KOKOPELLI WINERY

    by Rich62 Updated Jan 12, 2007
    THIS STREET (S. San Marcos Pl.)LEADS TO THE WINERY

    Way down at the end of this street, facing the camera, is the Kokopelli Winery. They have some very nice wines and tasting is available for a small fee. When we were there they had a most unusual wine, it was a Margarita Wine. If you like Margaritas, you will like this wine. I think its only about $10 a bottle.

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    McCormick Building

    by Basaic Written Jan 17, 2013

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    McCormick Building

    The McCormick Building was built in 1928 and was an armory and the original International Organization of Odd Fellows Hall.

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    Monroe Building

    by Basaic Written Jan 17, 2013

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    Monroe Building

    The Monroe Building was built by the Chandler Improvement Company and named for a local merchant in 1912. The upper floor was the first home of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce.

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    Esber Store Building

    by Basaic Written Jan 17, 2013

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    Esber Store Building

    In 1920, Syrian immigrant Albert Esber opened a dry goods store next door to the larger and very popular Serrano's Popular Store. Esber called his store a "Bargain" store and did well.

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    See the Hotel Chandler Building

    by Basaic Written Jan 17, 2013

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    Hotel Chandler Building

    The Hotel Chandler opened in 1914 and was a more affordable alternative to the San Marcos Hotel. The building now houses the DC Steakhouse.

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    Art in Chandler Park

    by Basaic Written Jan 17, 2013

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    Pioneer Monument
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    There are a few different types of art in the park, including a nice monument to the families that pioneered Chandler.

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    Veterans Monument

    by Basaic Written Jan 17, 2013

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    Veterans Monument

    There is a nice monument in old town, dedicated to those from Chandler who have served in the U. S. Armed Forces.

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    Architecture

    by Basaic Written Jan 17, 2013

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    Old Building, Chandler High School

    The Chandler High School was established in 1914; the building was completed in 1922 and I liked the architecture.

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    Look at the Art

    by Basaic Written Jan 17, 2013

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    Art
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    There are a number of pieces of art in the old town area. Call me old fashioned but I still prefer art that I can tell what I am seeing without looking at the signs (when there are signs).

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    Memorial Plaza

    by Basaic Written Jan 16, 2013

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    Memorial Plaza
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    There is a nice Memorial Plaza dedicated to police officers and firefighters who have served the city of Chandler and especially those who died in the line of duty.

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    ACTIVITIES ON THE PLAZA

    by Rich62 Written Jun 14, 2005

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    OPEN AIR PLAZA

    When in Chandler, check out the big open air plaza. There is often something going on there, like art shows, craft shows, and so on. Its a nice area.

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  • Chandler Ostrich Festival

    by Doug.E.Fresh Updated Sep 9, 2002

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    Ostriches

    The Chandler Ostrich Festival was featured in the motion picture "Waiting to Exhale". A very unique celebration of a city's history and origins!

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