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Rose Tree Museum and Books

Fourth, between Allen and Toughnut, P.O. Box 808, Tombstone, AZ 85638
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Ranked #8 of 15 attractions in Tombstone
Type: Museums
Description: Famous for having the world's largest rose bush, this former residence has been turned into a museum.
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Conroe, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Never knew about this until my husband went to see it! They had to add fencing atop to spread out the roses! Over six feet in stump and you can buy sprigs off of the tree itself! Absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to go back. And see it in full bloom again, it will amaze you!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very interesting and worth the $5. Felt genuine not as "touristy " as most of Tombstone. A breath of fresh air !!!

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Milwaukee, WI
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We only went to this attraction because a friend of mine had mentioned it, but we are glad we took the time to do so. The rose "bush" is gigantic. It grew from a little cutting that came from Scotland. I had no idea a rose bush could grow this large. Take time to walk through the museum rooms to... More

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Houston, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My wife and I only travel to Tombstone in May of each year, so we have never gotten to see the rose tree in bloom. So when we first toured this museum, we expected to see a colorful rose bush - not realizing that this bush is actually a tree that covers over 2,000 square feet of surface area. There... More

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Cedar Park, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was something we just decided to stop at while here, and I am so glad we did. The rose tree itself was gorgeous, but I was glad to get there early as it was beginning to fill with bees as we left. It was not expensive to see, and well worth the money!

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Carmichaels, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This little stop is definitely worth you time. I would love to see this rose when its in bloom. Nice inside area full of interesting pieces.

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Glendale, Arizona
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We visited the week after the blossoms finished. Still amazing. Make sure you get a view from above the rose tree. The Museum has some great photos and good information. My 5 year old was interested in the exhibits. Good gift shop. This is my 6 time to visit... never gets old hah hah

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Baldwin City, Kansas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My friend had heard this rose bush was listed in the Guinness World Records so we checked it out and paid the $5 admission. WELL WORTH THE PRICE!!!! The rose bush is just AMAZING!!!!! You can't believe!!! What a treasure! And the fellow taking admission personally took us around the museum to give us more information about the previous owners,... More

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Roswell, New Mexico
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Considering how warm Tombstone can get during the summer months, this place is a breath of fresh air. Whether you're a plant person or not, you'll absolutely love the Rose Tree!!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Really impressive. Didn't know Tombstone had the worlds largest and oldest rose bush. I hear it's in the Guinness book. The flowers don't even look like Roses. Very nice to see.

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