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“Unexpectedly Cool” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town

Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town
Jerome, AZ
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Ranked #13 of 31 things to do in Jerome
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Owner description: A quirky collection of mining artifacts, old cars and collectibles, housed in over 15 buildings.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
“Unexpectedly Cool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This place was just so interesting. The owner and operators were very friendly and there were so many cool things to look at and actually touch. If you like old trucks, old west buildings, and an old working saw mill, then this is a great place to visit.

Visited August 2014
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Florida
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“Poor customer service, unique place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I wouldn't consider this a ghost town, but more of a junk yard. It's a unique place to visit and I'm glad we spent the time there (won't need more than 30-45 mins). You just walk around and look at old cars, buildings, and can feed some goats, chickens, and a mule. Walking in through the gift shop the woman was very unfriendly and I had to ask what the attraction was. Not what I would expect if you want business and to actually encourage people to pay to walk through the junk yard. I would recommend visiting though because there's not much to do in Jerome and it is a unique place to walk around.

Visited August 2014
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Surprise, Arizona
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“mostly a museum.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Neat old stuff. Nice people running it. It brings history back, with samples of everything you remember as a child. Don't let American Pickers find out about this place.

Visited July 2014
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New Knoxville, Ohio, United States
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“Great museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Nice museum! It looks like an old town was picked up by a tornado and thrown onto this hill. There are a lot of old buildings and old cars to look at.

Visited June 2014
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“Have to see this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

When in Jerome you must, must see how people livd back during the mining times. Although the mines are cloed, you get a very good idea of how things were. Tim, a volunteer, gave us a fantastic overview of mining, and life in Jerome! Don't let the car and truck graveard scare you away. This is a great place to visit.

Visited July 2014
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