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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 & education

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Union, Oregon
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253 reviews 253 reviews
110 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The Gold King mine is one of those places where you will get what you as an individual want to see. While I was there I enjoyed all of the old trucks and machinery. There is a big truck collection which at first appears to be just random old truck parked on the property / Yet, amongst those trucks there... More 

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went for the first time with my Brother that was visiting from Chicago. We spent the afternoon in Jerome and on the way out of town saw the sign (very easy to miss) and thought we would check it out. Like t100baker said "hokey fun" at it's best! We had dinner reservations in Prescottt so we could only stay about... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

If you have a thing for old cars, farm equipment, junk yards, salvage yards, or collections of old tools, Americana, and opinionated proprietors, this is the place for you. There very well may even be ghosts - you certainly wouldn't catch me around this place after dark. There were a few old wooden shacks/buildings that could easily have been leftovers... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We were staying in Sedona Arizona and decided to go to Clarksdale and take a ride on the Verde Canyon railroad. We got to Clarksdale early and had plenty of time to spare. So we drove to Jerome to check it out. At the end of the road is it King Gold Mine. It was basically a bunch of old... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This was the best part of my vacation, for anyone who ever wants to see where America sunk it's roots this place has history of manufacturing and hard work written all over it. Old machinery, tools, gadgets, animals, and an old timer to boot. I could spend 3 days there if I had the time. I also appreciate a businessman... More 

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