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Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town

Jerome, AZ
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Ranked #5 of 12 attractions in Jerome
Type: Ghost Towns, Specialty Museums, History Museums
Description: A quirky collection of mining artifacts, old cars and collectibles, housed in over 15 buildings.
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Sedona, AZ
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A photographer's paradise. You never run out of fun things to look at and photograph. And, if you dare, talk to Don the owner. He speaks his mind, but few can disagree with his logic on society and politics. Fun to be had by all.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

What a joke. 2 old guys who enjoy hoarding.if you like junk and old cars this might be enjoyable for you.

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Cochrane, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
7 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

For the average adult the entrance fee is $5. For this you get to wander around a scrapyard full of old vehicles, a few buildings and some animals. Both my wife and I enjoyed our time here as it gave us a sense of what it might have been like, living in this neck of the world, a hundred years... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This place was just so interesting. The owner and operators were very friendly and there were so many cool things to look at and actually touch. If you like old trucks, old west buildings, and an old working saw mill, then this is a great place to visit.

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Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I wouldn't consider this a ghost town, but more of a junk yard. It's a unique place to visit and I'm glad we spent the time there (won't need more than 30-45 mins). You just walk around and look at old cars, buildings, and can feed some goats, chickens, and a mule. Walking in through the gift shop the woman... More

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Surprise, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Neat old stuff. Nice people running it. It brings history back, with samples of everything you remember as a child. Don't let American Pickers find out about this place.

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New Knoxville, Ohio, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Nice museum! It looks like an old town was picked up by a tornado and thrown onto this hill. There are a lot of old buildings and old cars to look at.

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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

When in Jerome you must, must see how people livd back during the mining times. Although the mines are cloed, you get a very good idea of how things were. Tim, a volunteer, gave us a fantastic overview of mining, and life in Jerome! Don't let the car and truck graveard scare you away. This is a great place to... More

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Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We adore Ghost Towns! We do NOT love amusement parks. The negative remarks about this quirky place clearly wanted the usual "canned" attraction. This is the real deal! Oh sure they moved dozens of old vehicles, equipment, perhaps old cabins, etc. from other parts of Jerome, (must have fun doing it too!). Ghost Towns give you a feel of what... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I went to the museum primarily because they have a ton of old trucks on the grounds. So fascinating to see.

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