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Address: Fourth, between Allen and Toughnut, P.O. Box 808, 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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Rose bush is awesome!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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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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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The tree was still in bloom but the millions of tiny white blossoms had browned a little and there was no fragrance. But for the small $4.00 price of entry it was worth seeing how the large arbor from different vantage points. An adjoining museum was full of western memorabilia. If you're visiting Tombstone in the Spring then make this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We thought that the guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the family and the Rose Tree was impressive. Worth the small entry fee to learn more about the family and town of Tombstone.

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Bay City, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Wow, what a rose bush. The smell was amazing. We took pictures by the base of the bush and from above of the canopy of the flowers. Enjoyed looking through the old rooms and furnishings.

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Pooler, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Well it was a great place in terms of a museum and the rose bush is extremely large. The museum is more of and attraction but the rose bush is something cool/different. Cost $5

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

As the story goes, a young woman missed her home in Scotland. Her parents took a cutting from a rose tree and sent it to her. It was planted well over 130 years ago and is still growing. You can smell the rose, which in March was in full bloom, as soon as you get close to the building. The... More 

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