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Zippo / Case Visitors Center

1932 Zippo Drive, Bradford, PA 16701
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Bradford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums, Factory Tours
Description: Showcasing the history and many incarnations of the Zippo, the museum also has a repair desk for broken lighters.
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English first
North Wales, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Zippo lighters have a long, illustrious history which is described in detail here. Lots of lighters on display explaining how they are manufactured and their place in US history. They have a lifetime guarantee, but you'd be amazed at the condition some have been returned for repair/replacement. They've joined with Case which makes an assortment of knives - pocket style,... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

More than just Zippo lighters and Case knives, this center is a virtual walk through 20th century American history.

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West Henrietta, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Free admission, gift shop and museum related to the historical memorabilia of both companies - along with their current product lines. Several large rooms full of showcases left us wishing we could stay a little longer !!!

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Albany, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
8 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We were given directions that took us to the back parking lot and I later learned we missed seeing the fourteen custom-made Zippo street light(er)s out front, but we did see the fun Zippo lighter car parked in back. I'm a non-smoker history buff, and in my opinion, the Zippo lighter has its own place in history and the exhibits... More

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Olomouc, Czech Republic
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This company is just amazing. So is their visitor center, museum and of course their legendary lighters. I had to buy a lighter even though I'm not a smoker - you just have to buy a lighter while in Bradford! It was pretty tough to find but we made it and it worthed it. If you are going by, do... More

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West Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Always a highlight of our Northern Pa trips. We were surprised to see some big changes to the center on this trip. Still, we spent close to 2 hours exploring. We all enjoyed watching the repair area. This was a weekday visit vs. previous weekend visits and we had never gotten to see repair work being done before. That was... More

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Rochester, NY
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

From the outdoor lamp posts that look like giant Zippo lighters to the enormous American flag made of Zippos inside, this was a great stop. I work in a museum and I was totally impressed with the information and displays -- beautifully done, informative. Such an amazing history! A boggling selection of Zippo lighters and Case knives for sale.

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Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The museum had an interesting collection of Trapper Knives collected by a gentleman and willed to the Museum after his death. Interesting stop on our journey across PA.

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Bradford, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Zippo is the best friend The City of Bradford has ever had. They employ 700-800 people and have tremendous benefit for them. They support the community. Their museum is a treasure to our community. A MUST SEE WHEN IN BRADFORD PA!!

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Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Really cool, kids loved it too - you can spend a lot of time here, but we had to move through quickly .. worth visiting!

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