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Address: Fourth, between Allen and Toughnut, Tombstone, AZ 85638
Phone Number: 520-457-3326
Description: Famous for having the world's largest rose bush, this former residence has...
Famous for having the world's largest rose bush, this former residence has been turned into a museum.
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Small museum with a gigantic old rose bush

With all the violence and death and paranormal activity, why not a gigantic 120 year old supernatural rose bush? The Scottish wife of a mining engineer planted it in 1886. Now... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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New Port Richey, Florida

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New Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

With all the violence and death and paranormal activity, why not a gigantic 120 year old supernatural rose bush? The Scottish wife of a mining engineer planted it in 1886. Now it's trunk is about 4 feet across and the branches are supported by a trellis that spans the whole back yard. The museum itself is very feminine and homey,... More 

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I visited this on my own while my husband and brother in law. I liked the objects they had on display. The Rose tree is amazing. So large and well tended. The yard is such an oasis. I enjoyed sitting in the coolness.

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Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Do not underestimate the power of this attraction! You can smell the roses from the street...wafting into your nose and drawing you in--just like a bakery would. The sheer size of this rosebush is amazing. The museum is a fabulous time capsule in history. Did I mention the smell of roses drifts everywhere and is beyond delightful?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My husband & I were married here in November of 2013. Rose Bush Museum is Awesome and the people are very friendly. Loved every minute of it. We were married by Rev. Jay & his beautiful wife Mrs. Linda. It was a simple wedding with our family under the Rose Bush. IT is beautiful and we loved the museum. Nice... More 

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Gillette, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We visited this museum while in Tombstone AZ. What an amazing rose bush, you have to stand under it to really appreciate the size.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is small but informative museum of local exhibits. The rose bush is immense! Never seen anything like. Worth the stop. Must see!

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This was an amazing site. An enormous rose tree covering the entire patio. Years ago Ripley Believe it or Not called it the largest and today is even bigger. You can buy a cutting to take home and grow

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Forest, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It doesn't take very long to tour this quaint museum but when you're finished you can tell people you've seen the world's largest rose tree! It costs $5 per person. Just a little trivia worth experiencing.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The size of this rose bush is very hard imagine. I cant keep a plant for a month and they have had this 8000 square foot rose bush for over a hundred years.

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Harrisburg, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Before you go outside to see the rose tree, there are several rooms in the museum. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the rose tree and the owners of the house. (I didn't catch the guide's name but he reminded me of Bruce Dern.) You won't believe how big the tree is! I'm sure it... More 

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Address: Fourth, between Allen and Toughnut, Tombstone, AZ 85638
Phone Number: 520-457-3326
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tombstone

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