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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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Chandler
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

While in Jerome, we decided to pop for the $4 admission charge and we probably spent an hour and took tons of photos and even a video of "Big Bertha" running and sounding like a canon. It was quite a trip to see the old mining area and the relics of those days.....glad we live today rather than then.....especially when... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Unassuming entry of old cars, junk, and gift shop. But pay the $5 and go inside!!! So much fun-- I'm a woman and I don't even like cars! Take your camera! Level after level of cars, tractors, mining equipment, trucks, and relics of years gone by-- even an old mining shaft. Chickens, goats! You won't believe your eyes! We got... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I was not expecting much, and as we walked up from town (I know the signs said do not walk, but we were already part of the way there) I started to regret the walk - but when we went in and walked around it definitely changed my mind. The folks here are very friendly, and we talked to the... More

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Broomfield, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Don Robertson, owner of this mine Museum and Ghost Town was a truly cool guy! He was so personable and you can appreciate his art of building & recycling parts to create very unique things. His dirt track race car he built is one of the coolest things we saw!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I really guess I just don't get it. Some other other reviews on here are great. My experience, was not so magnificent. My dad loved this place, but he can be pretty quirky. I paid for me, my husband, and my parents to get in, only to find a bunch of old junk laying around and a bunch of stray... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Sound of the old saw mill engine was music to my ears. Got to hear the Studebaker race car engine crank up. Wonderous junque yard ! Ole coot knows his stuff and very interesting to talk to. Couple of well mannered goats and a mule on hand. The place was a mine, dunno about the ghosts...... Some of the reviews... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My kids loved this place... until my 6 year old was yelled at for merely picking up - get this - a rock. Yes, a rock. At a mine. Outside. He did not throw the rock or even pretend to throw the rock. My son is in a gifted program and is fascinated by all things science, technology, geology etc...and... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was pretty neat for what it was. There was a lot of cool vehicles and mining equipment to look at. I think it would be really cool to have a tour guide to explain some things. My wife and i walked around for about an hour but we could of spent 3 if we wanted. We saw a "Beware... More

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This place is a treasure trove of... well... junk! But FUN junk! We enjoyed walking around the Gold King Mine. The two guys who own/run the place are friendly and welcoming. My boyfriend even got to start a really old tractor. (Not necessarily on his bucket list but cool none the less!) The Mine has everything from antique tools to... More

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Sedona, AZ
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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