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Zippo / Case Museum

1932 Zippo Drive, Bradford, PA 16701
814-368-1932
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Bradford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Showcasing the history and many incarnations of the Zippo, the museum also has a repair desk for broken lighters.

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Chicora, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We always stop at the Zippo/Case Museum anytime we are going thru Bradford. During the week, you can watch the technicians work in the repair shop. Extensive collection of Case knives, many of which you can purchase. Great gift shop. The kids will enjoy the "ball drop" exhibit.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Located at 1932 Zippo Drive in Bradford, PA, this museum has thousands of examples of Zippo lighters. There is a short film you can watch at the beginning and then you walk around and learn their history. I didn't know they were used widely by the military. They have a display of an American flag that is made up of... More

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Helena, MT
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485 reviews 485 reviews
156 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were wandering the backroads of PA and got to Bradford about time to look for a motel. We found that Zippo lighters were made there and sought out the museum. We don't smoke. But Zippo like the Coke bottle or Airstream trailers is such an American icon. Quality and American. You have to love it and honor that history... More

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Rochester, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Quite a nice museum and shop. Zippo repair center is in the same building so bring your broken lighter with you. Extensive Case knife collection. Two great American products!

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OH
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This was my first visit to the Zippo Museum. I love a good American business success story, and the museum did not disappoint in that aspect. It is a vibrant, interesting museum that makes one proud to be an American. It was also neat to see the repair clinic in full swing. After a pleasant visit, I was excited to... More

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Mercer, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The history of the Zippo lighter is very interesting and pretty cool too. The way it was made and is still today with quality in the USA what more could you ask for.

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Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The museum/gift shop was quite lovely and a pleasure to browse in. Staff very friendly. There are signs directing tourists on how to get there but more are needed. I had to stop and ask someone along the way.

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Bridgeton, NJ
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Since my husband collects Zippo lighters and case knives, we took the trip to the museum. The way the history was displayed was very easy to follow and interesting. He had taken one of his Zippo lighters that was not working and they fixed it right there free of charge. He also bought 2 more lighters and 2 Case 125th... More

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Yankton, South Dakota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We went to the Zippo lighter museum as a lark!! We certainly enjoyed learning about the lighter and the legacy..WWII soldiers still talk about getting a lighter in their ration boxes. My uncle told a story when we got home about how a buddy used the light as a beacon.....the attendant was very knowledgeable about the history and gave me... More

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lancaster
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127 reviews 127 reviews
36 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It's worth the visit. Not another one around. great history and something you will not forget. If in Bradford a must to see.

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