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Ash Fork Historical Society Museum

Address: 901 West Old Route 66, PO Box 1234, Ash Fork, AZ 86320
Phone Number: 928 637 0204
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Type: Museums
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I was told by one of my customers to visit the museum and I was indeed pleasantly surprised. The museum for a small community has a very interesting interior with many items donated by locals. It is run by volunteers and the lady I met today, Liz Dawson was very friendly and knowledgeable about the museum and the area. if... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
24 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

If you travel R66 and arrive in Ash Fork do call in. It is a small collection of all things from the area. Run by lovely, enthusiastic volunteers on donations only.

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Goleta, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Don't miss this little gem. A little off the beaten path, but worth it. The retired volunteers were so helpful and informative. Lots of classic stuff to take pictures of. My favorite: you can put on a hat and pose with fake people playing a game of poker. Lots of props to add to your fun! A very nice gift... More 

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Dallas
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69 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I rated it a 4 because for a small museum it is very informative. It is free but they need donations. The man and his wife who seemed to run the place but were volunteers were very helpful and informative. There are many things from the early days and the Route 66 days. It is worth a stop as we... More 

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Ascot
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We've travelled through Ash Fork before whilst on Route 66 but this time noticed the sign pointing to the museum so called in & we're glad we did. Greeted by pleasant lady who was a long-time AF resident so knew the area well. Lots of artifacts etc relaing to AF along with an excellent model of the sadly now demolished... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Great little volunteer-run museum, focuses on local history but also Ash Fork's influence on Arizona history, having been a major rail hub. Some great exhibits, and plenty of attention from the staff. Nice little souvenir shop inside, and the bathroom was spotless. Time well spent. Great for history or railroad buffs.

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HeyMIKI
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Don't leave out Ash Fork on your next trip. The unassuming spot of a town leads right to a fabulous museum chock full of history. Totally worth the time. It is in the vacation center, which offers up a cool glass of water, restroom, some air conditioning and maps in you are in need.

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Tucson, Arizona
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

We stopped here on Rte. 66 just for a hoot and holler. It was far more than we expected. Congratulations to the Ash Forkians for putting together a fascinating exhibit. These folks really care about their town and its history. I'm sure that kids would have just as much fun as adults. The docent was pleasant and pretty well informed.... More 

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edgartown
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

This small museum is a must see! Your kids will love the walk-in jail, the stenographer at work, the old fire truck, the dioramas and artifacts, etc, etc. Free, they encourage you to use their bathrooms and the docent is lovely, welcoming and informative. Easy to find! Right near the train station in Williams that takes you tot he Grand... More 

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San Simeon, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
27 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012 via mobile

Spend a few minutes here and learn about this town's heyday. A huge building filled with everything from an old jail cell to Harvey House china. The elderly lady working there was super friendly and an Ash Fork native full of stories.

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