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Rim Country Museum

Address: 700 Green Valley Parkway, P.O. Box 2532, Payson, AZ 85541
Phone Number: 928-474-3483
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Ranked #5 of 15 Attractions in Payson
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Located in Green Valley Park, this museum features exhibits that reflect the natural and cultural...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Located in Green Valley Park, this museum features exhibits that reflect the natural and cultural history of the greater Payson area called the "Rim Country."

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Payson, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The docents here are very knowledgeable about Zane Grey and his life in the Payson area. The museum itself is small, however, the tour of the replica of Zane Grey's cabin is an interesting, educational for a history buff and western literature lover. Nearby Green Valley Park is also a fun place to walk around.

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Prescott
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29 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This small museum is exceptional. It covers the history of the ancient people of the area (300-1300A.D.) and also the "western" lifestyle. The docents bring the history to life and are most knowledgeable. A bonus - the Zane Gray cabin has been rebuilt at this site and you get to tour that also. This is well worth the stop.

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Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Rim County prides itself as Zane Grey territory and this museum gives much background on him, local residents and history and the big fire. Created and staffed by volunteers, it is a credit to the community.

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San Tan Valley, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I happened upon the Rim Country Museum about a mile or so from downtown Payson, AZ, at the end of historic Main Street. It's located on a beautiful park lake, next to a replica of Zane Grey's rim country cabin. For a small fee, we had a guided tour of the cabin... More 

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Phoenix
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We were spending a couple of days in Payson and had never been to this museum before...it is an absolute delight and the staff among the friendliest and most knowledgable about Zane Grey and the Payson area...our tour started out in the replica of Zane Greys cabin , ,,,our guide was dressed in period costume, relating many stories and historical... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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79 reviews 79 reviews
11 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This is really two facilities for the price of one -- the Zane Grey cabin (an exact replica, since the original burned in a forest fire several years ago) and the two-story local history museum, which includes a section on Zane Grey. If you're there when it's not too busy, you get a tour guide all to yourself and they... More 

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Washington State
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

On a windy cool day we searched for an indoor activity. The museum was the answer. The tour guides were local that are well informed about the history of the area. Displays are typical for local museums but the tour guides bring them alive.

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SoCal
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We enjoyed the Zane Grey Cabin replica and all the information the docent shared. The Rim Museum was informative too yet the docent was a bit too talkative plus she lost her place a lot. We learned many new things about the area. We recommend it. Take a picnic lunch to have in the public park around the museum.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We really enjoyed your museum and all of it's exhibits and also the replica of Zane Grey's cabin. The tour guides were so good, and knew a lot...thank you, especially to Dorothy. We also learned the history of the area & information about Zane Grey, that we didn't know. This was our first visit to Arizona and we loved the... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We were fortunate to have a great docent and are 2 very inquisitive people. He could answer and add onto all our questions and we enjoyed learning about what a character Zane Grey was. If you do not enjoy history, it is not the place for you but we enjoyed it and it added lots of information to enhance our... More 

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