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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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Interesting if you want something different

If you are looking for something different than a constructed western ghost town, you may consider coming here. There is the museum and history and artifacts from the ghost town... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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York, United Kingdom
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Missoula, Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We drove to Jerome to see a ghost town. Being from Montana, the Gold King Mine was the closest thing in the area to an actual ghost town. Yes, there is junk everywhere. Yes, there are old broken down and rusted cars (a third of them run!) all over the property. But if you want a taste of "old west"... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for something different than a constructed western ghost town, you may consider coming here. There is the museum and history and artifacts from the ghost town along with a lot of old equipment and vehicles, it won't be everyones cup of tea but if you are passing by why not? The town of Jerome itself is... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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136 reviews 136 reviews
103 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We really thought this was just a junkyard when we pulled up, but apparently that is the idea. A "ghost town" full of dilapidated buildings, rusted out cars and other junk strewn about with a couple of cute animals, some interesting old antiques, and the old Gold Mine entrance. Apparently this was a real working area with buildings and activity,... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Enjoyed by the whole family. Real people, old vehicles, farm animals, gift store, and a view. May not be as enjoyable on a hot day?

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

This place was gross. Just a junkyard. Had political messages about hating the president in one part. It was just weird and gross. There were two chihuahuas that lived in a car. It was the worst. Waste of money. Waste of time.

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Union, Oregon
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116 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Not much history here. Mostly old junky vehicles from the past. Your time would be better spent in the town itself.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

If you want to pay to visit a junkyard, this is your venue. Not much educational about it, and to make matters worse, there were several hateful and racist signs posted around the site. Had to be careful not to step on dangerous junk. I felt dirty as I left the site. Will never return and urge readers to spend... More 

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tucson
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Being used to seeing older vehicles and old buildings this "Ghost Town" is a let down. I was surprised we could not see the mine shaft. I mean you can see some wood structure going into a whole but you cant see how deep that whole is or where it goes. The cars are cool but the up sale to... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

They did a great job explaining the history of the town & the mine & really captured the spirit & life of the town.

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Captain Cook, Hawaii
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My son came for a visit from California. It's a short drive over the mountain to the mine so we went for a day. It's a very hands on look and touch park. My grand daughter had a blast. Fed the chickens, the goats and the donkey. We got to look at all the old cars and buildings. It's rough,... More 

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