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Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town

Jerome, AZ
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Ranked #5 of 12 attractions in Jerome
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Portland, Oregon
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113 reviews 113 reviews
54 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Funky but fun place. Loved all the hummingbirds by the entrance. The owner will start up some of the engines, especially if you ask. Relatively inexpensive ($5 / person and less).

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Laffayette
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This was one of the more enjoyable tours my husband and I have taken. Silver Spur Tours picked us up in Sedona and took us up to Jerome to the Gold King Mine. It was a spectacular place if you like vintage cars, equipment, a working old time saw mill, or just want to pan for gold or precious gems.... More

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Amherst, Wisconsin, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We read the reviews and pretty much knew what to expect. No longer a ghost town or mine but still very Interesting. We got to meet the owner and he fired off his air cannon. There is also a very talented group of woodworkers in the back shop.

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Dewey, Arizona
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178 reviews 178 reviews
72 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

If you are a photographer and enjoy old stuff and turning those pictures into HDR, etc., this place is for you. It is only $5.25 to get in. The 100 year old saw mill still works.

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Tennessee, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I never read a review and don't want to spoil it for anyone else. If you like looking at antiques and old cars and taking photos GO HERE! I recommend going around noon for high lighting in photos and the late afternoon lighting was also great for edited pics. Dress warmer as mountain air is cooler than Cottonwood, Camp Verde,... More

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Ontario,Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

A lot of old mining equipment and machinery with a self walking tour . Would of been nice if someone explain what its used for .Owner collects old cars and trucks also some old studebakers cars . 100 year old sawmill that actually works and cuts wood for some of the art folk in town. Weather was good so a... More

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Royston, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

When you visit here you need to see past the written comments posted around the place, after all that's not what you came for. If you want to see the most incredible collection of, in some eyes, junk then this is the place for you. From a 1902 electric Studebaker to jeeps, compressors, stone crushers, saws, fuel tankers, AAtrucks, Fords... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This is the junkiest place I've ever seen. I learned nothing about the mine. It was mostly piles of rusting metal. Don't bother.

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Los Angeles, California
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221 reviews 221 reviews
54 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Go for the automobiles, who cares what surrounds them or what an individuals political preference is! Freedom of speech on one's on property is a BEAUTIFUL privilege! Whether I agree with Don Robertson (owner) or not. Liberty is taken for granted in this country! Agree to disagree! Then enjoy yourself :) Ask to see his Indy car, it's pretty cool.... More

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Parry Sound, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We drove to Jerome from Scottsdale, and the signs along the road were so intriguing that we were compelled to pull in. There's a nice little gift shop, and some old buildings you can check out. There is a LOT of scrap metal around. In fact, I was nervous wearing my flipflops! We enjoyed seeing the chickens and the goats... More

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