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Cave Creek Museum

6140 Skyline Drive, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
+1 480-488-2764
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A little gem

Decided to spend an afternoon at the museum. It displays the history of the Cave Creek area from... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2018
Yolande B
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Palm Springs, California
Excellent Local Museum

My husband and I were thrilled to have found this little museum that displays the story of the Cave... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2018
Tara K
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Cleburne, Texas
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6140 Skyline Drive, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
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+1 480-488-2764
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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

Thank Yolande B
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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

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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

1  Thank Tara K
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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

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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

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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

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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

Thank Niti R
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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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Reviewed February 19, 2018

This museum is filled with information about the Cave Creek area. It is amazing for its size and run by volunteers.

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CaveCreekMuseum, Volunteer at Cave Creek Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Thank you, 508pattyr, for the shout-out for our volunteers. Without their passion for their area and our museum, we could not exist. We appreciate your visit and hope you will come see us again, next time you are in the area!

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Reviewed February 10, 2018

Nice little private museum. Friendly volunteer staff with loads of history to share with you regarding the history of Cave Creek and the local area. Fun place to visit.

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CaveCreekMuseum, Volunteer at Cave Creek Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Hi FallCityGuy! Thanks for your visit. The Cave Creek Museum has been sharing the history and pre-history of the Desert Foothills area with visitors since 1970. We are always grateful for an appreciative review! Come see us again real soon!

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Reviewed February 2, 2018

This is a little hidden gem, and having a docent explaining so much of interest to the local area. Very affordable, friendly and great stuff.More

Thank royal642
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CaveCreekMuseum, Volunteer at Cave Creek Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

We appreciate you finding us, royal642. We are a bit off the beaten path---but the property the Cave Creek Museum is located on was gifted to us by Frank Wright (not Frank Lloyd Wright!), who came to the area as a "lunger" after WWI and...More

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Reviewed December 3, 2017

While visiting long-time friends in their new Sun City West home, we ventured to Cave Creek community for some shopping and the chance to see this museum. While it's a small facility, it is well laid out with informative presentations of the peoples who have...More

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CaveCreekMuseum, Volunteer at Cave Creek Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

What a wonderful review, Herself1947! We are so glad you took a day to enjoy our vibrant community and the Cave Creek Museum! We hope the next time you are out visiting, you and your friends will wander back to the Desert Foothills area---we refresh...More

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Reviewed April 18, 2017

I love all of Cave Creek and that is why I live here. So you can imagine why I'm happy to have the Cave Creek Museum in my town. I've been to the museum a number of times and I like to take my out...More

Thank Yolande G
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CaveCreekMuseum, Volunteer at Cave Creek Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2017

Thank you, Yolanda G. for the great review. We love when "our people" come to visit! So often you can share stories and information that add to our knowledge of the wonderful Desert Foothills region. And we enjoy helping to entertain your guests! Be sure...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2017

We have visited the Cave Creek Museum several times over the years and it is always a real treat. They always have new and interesting exhibits. They are small enough that your don't feel overwhelmed. Beautiful Native American Pottery and Baskets are my favorite but...More

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CaveCreekMuseum, Volunteer at Cave Creek Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2017

How wonderful to welcome a repeat guest! Thanks for the kind words. The Golden Reef Stamp Mill will run a final time for the Season on Saturday, May 13th at 1.30 pm if you are up our way. As a local, hopefully you signed up...More

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The Golden Reef Stamp is an ore-crushing machine used in extracting gold from rocks. It's part of a series of processes that reduces big rocks to teeny-tiny bits. Then that fine sand is run thru a process that collects the... More
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