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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, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: A quirky collection of mining artifacts, old cars and collectibles, housed in over 15 buildings.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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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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
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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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14 helpful votes 14 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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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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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It is hard to adequately describe how fun, interesting, amusing and amazing this place is. It is a deal at $5 entrance fee. Go thru the gift shop and pay your entry fee and head out to the most amazing collection. There is level after level of trucks, some cars, motorcycles, old signs, a bottle collection, and even a bomb... More

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Orangeville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

This is really a massive collection of antique cars, tractors and trucks. There is other memorabilia like saws, a dentist office, chainsaws, old trikes , ... There are chichauaus who hang around in an old car, chickens running around, and a burrow. Eclectic and kind of crazy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The town if Jerome is quaint and a great place to visit when in Sedona. But you must take a trip to the ghost town! For a small fee you walk around what is similar to an antique car "graveyard". A few people live in the ghost town and are happy to chat it up with you. For an extra... More

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Chandler
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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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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