Superstition Mountain Museum

Superstition Mountain Museum

Superstition Mountain Museum
4.5
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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  • Barbara
    Spencer, Massachusetts158 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great family place.
    Awesome place with lots of history. The Dutchman’s Lost mine is a great story. People are still searching for it today! Great exhibits of American Indian, cowboys, and animals. The grounds are huge. 15 acres. The Apache land Movie Ranch became a Western movie Mecca hosting shootings of more than 17 television series. The Elvis chapel was pretty cool also. (air conditioned).
    Thank you for visiting. We hope to see you again!
    Written November 8, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 25, 2023
  • Peppertaz
    Carmichael, California808 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Knowledgeable staff cool little museum
    Everything outside is free and they have a few movie prop buildings and lots of information and history of the area. They have a Groupon available so for around $8 you get a few drinks and access to the little museum inside. They staff is knowledgeable and very helpful on info on history and the area in general since you will want to drive up some more and experience the mountain.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 13, 2023
  • Mike H
    Phoenix, Arizona98 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was a lot more fun than I expected.
    There is a great little museum here, ice cream sandwiches and roasted nuts, and I have to say we had a lot more fun than I expected. Great little movie museum too! We had friends and family in from Washington, and they said it was the highlight of their trip, and we did a LOT of stuff in their week here.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 10, 2023
  • DebRussell49
    Carman, Canada124 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting history
    If you look beyond the tacky Elvis Chapel, the rest of the outdoor exhibits and museum are very interesting. Lots of interesting info on the Lost Dutchman mine. Also information on a number of westerns that were filmed near here. Worth an hour!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 12, 2023
  • Robert H
    Lynchburg, Virginia425 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun desert experience
    Our group of 6 had a great time walking on the free outside trails and looking at the fun displays of life and humor. We did not pay to go inside the indoor museum. The Elvis Church, stage coach, Boot Hill, and many cacti were worth the visit. Make sure to stop by if heading into the Superstitious Mountains!!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 6, 2024
  • khgl
    41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you stop someplace on the Apache Trail, make it this museum
    This is an incredible, inexpensive, tiny, approachable museum about the Superstition Mountains, the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine, local Native communities, and early settlers. My kids were fully engaged, read all the exhibits, and then wandered through the outdoor areas. We were probably only here an hour, but it was completely worthwhile, and like everyplace else in Arizona, the people who work here are SO NICE.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 7, 2024
  • ValerieB28
    Howell, New Jersey81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see!
    Definitely stop here either on your way to or on your way back from visiting tortilla flats along scenic rt 88. There are so many cool things to see and learn here. There are also short picturesque hiking trails. I wish I had kids with me to share the experience with.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 15, 2024
  • Outdoorpartner
    Layton, Utah1,739 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a stop if you are in the area
    Stop here - everything outside is free to visit. It is worth a walk around, even though the Superstition mountains are in the distance. There is a museum inside the gift shop which requires a small admission fee. Not knowing the area's history, I felt it was money well spent.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written January 31, 2024
  • Shannon S
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great spot
    Nice small little museum but packed with lots of interesting things. We came at the end of the day so didn’t get much time to wander around outside before the fellow came along to say they were closing the gate. There is a model railway outside but it only operates two days per week (can’t remember which ones).
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 31, 2024
  • patrick c
    Mariposa, California38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great FREE outdoor exhibits and well done history museum!
    Great stop to see and learn about the history of the Superstition Mountains area. They have an operating 5 stamp mill (actually a section of a much larger 20 stamp mill) that was moved here, and was used to crush gold bearing ore to a sandy or almost powdery form for subsequent gold extraction. There is also an outdoor large scale model railroad that kids will enjoy, buildings that were once part of a set used for filming western movies, and a recreated Native American village. One of the movie set buildings is a chapel that was used in several films, including one that Elvis starred in. All these outside exhibits are FREE to roam around. The main museum building has a gift shop and a collection of indoor exhibits that cover the history of the area from the Native American inhabitants to the gold mining to current day. You will see lots of information on the legendary Lost Dutchman Mine. There is a small fee for the indoor exhibits, but it is well worth the cost and it goes to a great cause ..... preserving the history of the area for future generations to see.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 7, 2024
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Peppertaz
Carmichael, CA808 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Everything outside is free and they have a few movie prop buildings and lots of information and history of the area. They have a Groupon available so for around $8 you get a few drinks and access to the little museum inside. They staff is knowledgeable and very helpful on info on history and the area in general since you will want to drive up some more and experience the mountain.
Written November 13, 2023
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Ryan B
Ohio198 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Very informative way to kill a couple hours. There is a display of wildlife of Arizona that shows animals in their natural settings. There was several movies and television shows filmed there and they have a display poster and scrips. There are several displays outside and they have reenactments also.
Written February 23, 2020
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Thank you for visiting. We hope to see you again!
Written November 8, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

khgl
Westchester NY41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This is an incredible, inexpensive, tiny, approachable museum about the Superstition Mountains, the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine, local Native communities, and early settlers. My kids were fully engaged, read all the exhibits, and then wandered through the outdoor areas. We were probably only here an hour, but it was completely worthwhile, and like everyplace else in Arizona, the people who work here are SO NICE.
Written January 7, 2024
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BHall
Cottleville, MO11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
We decided to visit the Museum as we were looking for something to do for half of a day. I am so glad we did! Even though it is small it is packed with fun memorabilia and history. The volunteers are eager to share the history and stories of the area with you. I made the mistake of wearing sandals as I would highly recommend having tennis shoes on. The admission price is only $7 for an adult.
Written April 17, 2021
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Thank you for visiting. We hope to see you again!
Written November 8, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

spaetzel10
Winona, MN43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We visited the Superstition Mountain Museum in March. The museum was small but very educational. We wandered through at our own pace. There were out buildings as well to check out. The church was pretty neat. They also had replicas of a jail and store that was interesting. Watch out for snakes! We didn’t see any that day but I guess they can be around the trails out behind the museum.
Written April 13, 2020
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Thank you for visiting. We hope to see you again!
Written November 8, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Outdoorpartner
Layton, UT1,739 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Stop here - everything outside is free to visit. It is worth a walk around, even though the Superstition mountains are in the distance. There is a museum inside the gift shop which requires a small admission fee. Not knowing the area's history, I felt it was money well spent.
Written January 31, 2024
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patrick c
Mariposa, CA38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Great stop to see and learn about the history of the Superstition Mountains area. They have an operating 5 stamp mill (actually a section of a much larger 20 stamp mill) that was moved here, and was used to crush gold bearing ore to a sandy or almost powdery form for subsequent gold extraction. There is also an outdoor large scale model railroad that kids will enjoy, buildings that were once part of a set used for filming western movies, and a recreated Native American village. One of the movie set buildings is a chapel that was used in several films, including one that Elvis starred in. All these outside exhibits are FREE to roam around. The main museum building has a gift shop and a collection of indoor exhibits that cover the history of the area from the Native American inhabitants to the gold mining to current day. You will see lots of information on the legendary Lost Dutchman Mine. There is a small fee for the indoor exhibits, but it is well worth the cost and it goes to a great cause ..... preserving the history of the area for future generations to see.
Written February 7, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Chuck L
Florissant, MO272 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Wasn't sure what to expect but went to check it out anyway. It is a small museum, but has a decent set of displays that represent the life and history of this area. There is a guide there who added so much more local history through conversation. The outside of the museum is set up with a path that leads you along different displays, mostly about mining in the area. There is a memorial bench and area dedicated to 3 children and their father who perished in a plane crash near the site. This was very touching.
Written September 11, 2022
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Thank you for visiting. We hope to see you again!
Written November 8, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Colleen1978
Mazomanie, WI148 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We walked through the indoor museum first and learned some history of the area but the woman who followed us around was intrusive. We would have rather walked and read ourselves. The we walked the loop outdoors. There are a lot of artifacts and we enjoyed the self-guided outdoor section.
Written April 20, 2024
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DebRussell49
Carman, Canada124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
If you look beyond the tacky Elvis Chapel, the rest of the outdoor exhibits and museum are very interesting. Lots of interesting info on the Lost Dutchman mine. Also information on a number of westerns that were filmed near here. Worth an hour!
Written December 12, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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