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Superstition Mountain Museum

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Address: 4087 E. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ 85119
Phone Number: 480-983-4888
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Interesting and Informative Museum

This small museum has lots of interesting exhibits of life and mining on the Apache Trail. The Apache trail was a major route for trade and travel in the South West. It is also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Gilbert, Arizona
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Gilbert, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This small museum has lots of interesting exhibits of life and mining on the Apache Trail. The Apache trail was a major route for trade and travel in the South West. It is also the location of the fabled Lost Dutchman mine. An interesting and informative stop along Apache Trail

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

If you are going near Apache Junction, take the time to visit the Superstition Mountain Museum. There is a lot of history here. This used to be an old movie studio, which burned all by the church and barn. Lots of old western filmed here, inside the building is a great gift shop, and a wonderful little museum that shows... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had driven by this museum many times, but never stopped. It is definitely worth the stop. There were interesting exhibits ranging from the obvious story of the Lost Dutchman to other tidbits about the Superstition Mountains and the people that settled here. A dedicated group of volunteers serve as terrific docents. Most surprising was learning about the movies and... More 

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STRATHMORE
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Informative place to start an exploration of the Superstition Mountains area. Throughout the year there is a wide variety of live demonstrations such as Oaxacan wood carving, Mata Ortiz pottery making, black smith techniques, South Western plant use, weaving etc. They occasionally have live music and native American dancing. Well stocked, local and non local things for sale in the... More 

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Black Hawk
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

What they had was presented fairly well, but they didn't have a lot to present. We wouldn't go back.

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Iowa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We stopped here and enjoyed looking around the museum before driving through the mountains. There were some interesting things to see, although younger children would probably not enjoy it as much as we adults did. It was worth the stop, and there were a few things to see outside as well. Great photo ops outside, too.

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Mesa, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I went there for the purpose of getting information about a T.V. program that on the History Channel about the "Superstition Mountains." The personnel there were very friendly and helpful in providing the information that I was requiring about. They, also, helped me find a book that I had been searching for. I am looking forward to going there and... More 

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This museum is run by a group of volunteers. There are many exhibits both inside and out. They have many working exhibits and many knowledgeable people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The museum is worth a visit. The area is interesting! Visit the Gold Mine while you are there and take a ride on the Zip line!

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London, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Lot of walking, beware of rattle snakes. Quite interesting. Good layout. Enjoyed "boot hill" headstones.

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