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Superstition Mountain Museum

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Address: 4087 E Apache Trl, Apache Junction, AZ 85119-8409
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+1 480-983-4888
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Friendly place to learn about the area

We stopped on the way home from the Biosphere2 and were glad we did. Run by friendly folks with useful information about the area and the history of the mountain and mining... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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West Bend, Wisconsin
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West Bend, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped on the way home from the Biosphere2 and were glad we did. Run by friendly folks with useful information about the area and the history of the mountain and mining, Several attractions at one stop. Admission price is nominal for what you can see. Walk up the patch in back of the museum for a great view of... More 

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Every time we go we learn something new. Great history lesson and it's just good fun. A great selection of books on Arizona and especially Apache Junction history.

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Thank ShirlJ1947
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Cool little museum! They show the history behind mountain. How the mountain was formed all the way to went Hollywood was there in the 60's filming shows like Bonanza and other westerns. Even Elvis film a movie there. The chapel is still there where he filmed. Worth a visit!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came to the museum because of an art fair, and saw so much more. The Museum regularly hosts guest speaker, local artists, and other events. It's situation at the base of the spectacular Superstition Mountains, that rise out of nowhere to gaze at the Valley in mystery and defiance. The old buildings are beautiful and filled with historic items.... More 

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Thank Juli T
British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled on to the museum while 'looking around' the area heading towards Lost Dutchman State Park. It has a cute little church; and pioneer style building that houses the museum and gift shop. They advertise a working blacksmith, but he wasn't there on the day we visited. There is a charge to go into the museum and the gift... More 

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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views of the mountain are beautiful. It is $5 a person to enter the small museum. It is educational. The little white church is cool and has been moved to this location. It was a sunny 68 degrees when we visited in December. We spent about 1 1/2 hrs there.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is small but gives a good amount of information on the native people of the Superstition Mountains and the mining history, including the Lost Dutchman Mine. I especially liked the pottery and weaving on display.

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Thank Janice V
Apache Junction, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent museum featuring items and information from the old west and information on the making of several movies featuring Superstition Mountain.

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Boise, Idaho
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Given that this museum gets terrific reviews and my visit was nothing special - maybe I was having an off day. The cost is certainly reasonable, the exhibits inside were interesting but what I was hoping for was an extensive, EASY, explanation (maybe a movie) about the Lost Dutchman mine and the other gold rumors in the nearby Superstition mountains.... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

My Uncle & his wife took me here & I was very impressed with the authenticity of this site. I was waiting for actors, cameras and tracks to be set up for a movie to be filmed. The minster at the chapel really is an ordained Baptist minister who has services on Sunday morning. Dresses like one of that period... More 

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