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A little gem!

Although small, this museum gives a wonderful insight into many aspects of the history of Cave... read more

Reviewed November 23, 2018
MARGARET S
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Ascot, United Kingdom
Delightful Spot

Always a nice place to check out. This is our 4th or 5th time here, and they always have new... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2018
Donna S
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Denver
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The museum is CLOSED for the summer and will reopen on October 1st. The Museum’s interior exhibits are located in four areas: Central Ansbaugh Auditorium, the Archaeology Wing, the Pioneer Wing and the “Mini-wing.” Exiting the building through the...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

Yesterday was the first running of the newly completed tramway for the stamp mill at the Cave Creek Museum; what a fantastic job these volunteer mill men have done. They are keeping alive what is only a memory now about how mining was done in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank westchicago
dbsohio, Volunteer at Cave Creek Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks, westchicago, for the great review and your appreciation for our stamp mill and tramway volunteers---aka The Dream Team. They have such a great time sharing these restored exhibits to our guests. Hope you also had time to visit inside the Museum. We are proud...More

Reviewed November 23, 2018

Although small, this museum gives a wonderful insight into many aspects of the history of Cave Creek.........well presented and because it’s not huge, you can take your time and enjoy and digest all the displays and information presentedMore

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MARGARET S
CaveCreekMuseum, Volunteer at Cave Creek Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2018

Dear Margaret S---Thanks for working off your Thanksgiving dinner by visiting us on Friday! We are so proud of our Museum and the fact that we are able to offer our guests an oversight into the long and stories history of the Desert Foothills area...More

Reviewed November 11, 2018

The best part of the museum was Visigoth the volunteers. They were knowledgeable and a kick to talk with. The displays were well done.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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CaveCreekMuseum, Volunteer at Cave Creek Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2018

We are glad you enjoyed our docents, Peg818! Except for our Executive Director and two part-time staff, everyone at the Cave Creek Museum our volunteers driven by a passion for our area's history and the museum! Many of our volunteers are natives or very long-time...More

Reviewed November 5, 2018

Always a nice place to check out. This is our 4th or 5th time here, and they always have new exhibits. Docents are real nice. Buy the homemade caramels in the gift store. Delish!More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Donna S
CaveCreekMuseum, Volunteer at Cave Creek Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Howdy, Donna S, and thanks for being a regular visitor. Did you enjoy the Herb Cohen photography exhibit? I think he captured so much personality in his black and white characterizations. But the Archaeology Wing is my favorite---isn't cool to think that as hand-to-mouth as...More

Reviewed October 14, 2018

Check time for opening hours. Very actually display of cacti on entrance to museum. Very interesting Museum if you want an inside of the history of Cave Creek.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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CaveCreekMuseum, Volunteer at Cave Creek Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Hi Mary Ann! Thanks for dropping by the Cave Creek Museum during your visit to our town. We are proud that we offer such a breadth of Cave Creek's history from the Hohokum people who first settled here about 750, right up until "just the...More

Reviewed August 21, 2018

This museum is only open on Saturdays at 1:00 pm. This is not conducive to many people attending because of the limited time that the museum is open. They need to change this.More

Date of experience: August 2018
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CaveCreekMuseum, Volunteer at Cave Creek Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Dear YTHETRAINER---I am so sorry you were disappointed. The Cave Creek Museum is open from the beginning of October thru the end of May, Weds-Thurs-Sat-Sun from 1 pm - 4.30 pm and Fridays from 9.00-4.30 pm. We try to make this information clear on all...More

Reviewed March 19, 2018

Decided to spend an afternoon at the museum. It displays the history of the Cave Creek area from local Native American tribes to the present. The displays are well organized and explain things very well. I personally enjoyed the language of the fans. The outside...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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CaveCreekMuseum, Volunteer at Cave Creek Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2018

Hi Yolande---thanks for visiting the Cave Creek Museum. We are glad you enjoyed your afternoon among our exhibits. We are very proud of our collection---and we have so much more to share---just don't have the room! But that's why we close our doors every summer...More

Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were thrilled to have found this little museum that displays the story of the Cave Creek area. Whether you are interested in archeology, geology, botany, or the cultural history of the region, this museum has it covered. The exhibits contain important...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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CaveCreekMuseum, Volunteer at Cave Creek Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Hi Tara! We are so happy you and your husband enjoyed your visit to the Cave Creek Museum. We take a lot of pride is highlighting the history of the Desert Foothills---all the way back to the Hohokum tribe that occupied this area 1200 years...More

Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

This year is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edward Curtis, the photographer who captured on film so many Native Americans and their homes, surroundings, and ways of life in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. There is a fine example of many of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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CaveCreekMuseum, Volunteer at Cave Creek Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Thanks, Carefree85377 for taking the time to comment on our Edward S Curtis exhibit. We are so pleased and proud to be the venue for the first Arizona exhibition of this collection. Curtis led a fascinating life and was passionate about recording the quickly changing...More

Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

We picked up a brochure from the local tourist booth/chamber of commerce office. It said the museum is FREE and donations are welcome. We picked up a brochure at the museum and it said $5. When we went to the desk, he said $7 for...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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CaveCreekMuseum, Volunteer at Cave Creek Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

NitiR----we are so sorry you were disappointed with the Museum. The Museum-produced brochure clearly states there is an admission charge---somewhere there must be an incorrect third party brochure. However, you WERE misinformed about the admission fees, which are: Adults $7.00 Seniors $5.00 Students 12 and...More

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