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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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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
4 helpful votes 4 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
1 review
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
7 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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