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Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town

Jerome, AZ
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Ranked #5 of 13 Attractions in Jerome
Type: Ghost Towns, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: A quirky collection of mining artifacts, old cars and collectibles, housed in over 15 buildings.
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Type: Ghost Towns, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: A quirky collection of mining artifacts, old cars and collectibles, housed in over 15 buildings.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is probably the most exciting place to visit other than a gift store. The owner, Don Robertson is a very charismatic person, very personable, a real people person. He will talk to anyone and enjoys it. The place is basically a junk yard of vehicles that he has accumulated over the years. He also has a wood shop that... More 

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St. Stephen, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We headed to Jerome for the wine and the history but found ourselves with a few hours to spare so we decided to check out the Ghost town and Mine. Spent about an hour wandering around looking at all the stuff (there's a lot of stuff) and feeding the wildlife (buy the baggie at the entrance for $1 and feed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

If you're a photographer, you'll LOVE this place. The photo opportunities are endless. I could have easily spent a couple of days there but was politely encouraged to move one by the rest of my group.. Here's link to a few of my photos. The first one is the guy who started the stie! I ran into him just as... More 

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Shapleigh, Maine
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234 reviews 234 reviews
45 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It is a lot of fun to see what an old deserted mining town was like. What they have done is collect really old trucks, motorcycles and racing cars and scatter them around the property. I think there is at least 100 vehicles of all types there and it is like a truck museum, very interesting and worth the price... More 

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Cave Creek, Arizona, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I'm not sure that one would drive to Jerome just to see this "junkyard," but if you ever find yourself in Jerome save some time to walk around it. Bring earmuffs in case they fire up "Bouncing Betty," or whatever they call their enormous generator that used to supply electricity for the mine. They have several old tractors and cars,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I will hand it to them that they figured out how to turn trash into money. But make no mistake, this is not a museum. (I have a few degrees in history and am a museum professional, so am reasonably qualified to say this.) This place is a bunch of old cars, buildings, and random junk that have been dragged... More 

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New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Make sure you drive a little further out of the town of Jerome, to visit the Gold King Mine, especially if you love history, old trucks, machinery and anything of older technology! An eclectic mix of machinery from times gone by, including a very cool Indy car which the owner cranked up for us, and it sounded as sweet as... More 

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Millburn, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We were looking for something to do for a few hours as we were heading to Phoenix from Sedona. Visiting the town of Jerome was suggested and off we went. The drive to this interestingly situated old mining town was really worth it; way up a steep and windy road. Although I typically look up things to do, I did... More 

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Woodstock, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you like old cars, truck & machines-----this is a place for you. I think you will find just about anything old and with a motor here. Take the kids to pan for gold and walk thru hstory of an old mining town.

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Pa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We never go to see the same places twice, but when back in the area for a backpacking trip we just had to visit the Gold King Mine again. It is my husband favorite place , yes no gold or ghosts but a whole lot of interesting junk! A must see in Jerome.

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