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Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town

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Address: Jerome, AZ
Description: A quirky collection of mining artifacts, old cars and collectibles, housed...
A quirky collection of mining artifacts, old cars and collectibles, housed in over 15 buildings.
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Heading back for a 2nd visit in Feb.

This is a photographers dream!!! I am going back in Feb as last year I only had an hour. I could spend a whole day here exploring and photographing really neat "stuff"

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
emjay44
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This is a photographers dream!!! I am going back in Feb as last year I only had an hour. I could spend a whole day here exploring and photographing really neat "stuff"

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Sun City, Arizona
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45 reviews 45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Not a ghost town at all. Just a guy's collection of old stuff and junk. Very disappointing. Basically you wander around some guys junk yard. Not much to do with mining or ghost towns.

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Mesa, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

So you pay five bucks and some change to see some weird stuff...how much was your lunch in Jerome? Went to a "junk yard" in Ga that charged 25 bucks to get in...just cause you had a camera! (still worth it) Very unique stuff here. Really? An 1902 electric Studebaker? A lot of the vehicles run there still. Ya a... More 

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Duncan, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Most eclectic museum we've ever been to! We visited this place our first time in the Sedona area and it is one thing we said we'd definitely want to do again...so we did. If you are mechanically minded or love old vehicles, this is the place for you. If you like pristine exhibits and a docent tour, it's not. It... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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181 reviews 181 reviews
20 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

If you like no order and no structure to the "displays" and little to see, but junk, this is your place.

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Park View, Iowa, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is a stop for those people interested in older antique type items. Cute little gift shop......maybe not worth a long drive, but good just the same.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If you are in any way a mechanical person this MUST be on your bucket list. I was impressed, needed a full day at least to see it all.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This IS NOT a public museum this is a privately owned business. My husband and I visited this tourist "destination" today and walked away feeling very deceived. My first inclination before we ventured past Jerome (which we love), was to check reviews but we were feeling adventurous since we have had great experiences in Jerome and there was a sign... More 

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Louisville
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The most interesting part of this attraction is the antique car & truck collection. Otherwise you are paying to see decades of accumulated junk. This place obviously has some great history and if maintained could be a great historical site and attraction.

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West Deptford, NJ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Driving up to the Gold King Mine on the outskirts of Jerome, I was tempted to tell my son-in-law to turn around! Not the most welcoming entrance, and you are made to feel as if it may be a point of no-return. But we kept going past the junk vehicles and derelict buildings to find a dirt parking lot with... More 

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