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Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town

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Address: Jerome, AZ
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A quirky collection of mining artifacts, old cars and collectibles, housed...

A quirky collection of mining artifacts, old cars and collectibles, housed in over 15 buildings.

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Worth the drive!

We stopped here on the way to Sedona and it didn't disappoint. Its a must see. To get there its up a huge winding switchback mountain overlooking below, way up, 5000 feet at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
46oceangirl
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Massachusetts
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Forget this tourist trap! It is basically a large collection of junk cars, buses, heavy machinery, & junk amassed over several years & passed off as a "museum." To even get to the restrooms, I had to beg for permission, as it was in the area beyond the "admission door," where they wanted $5/person to see their junk!! I took... More 

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Kingman, Arizona, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Quite a collection of very old trucks, cars, and machinery. Worth a visit, once. Operating lumber mill and a few animals. Some very old buildings and great artifacts in each.

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Thank Barbara T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointed, it felt like walking through a big junk yard. So much metal scraps, you can't even guess to what kind of machinery or an object it was a part of; way too many old trucks, really nothing to see. There was no resemblance of a ghost town at all! I wish I listened to those negative reviews.

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1 Thank Ru66
Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I'm in the southwest I try and visit ghost towns and I've tracked down several. I was a bit disappointed in Gold King as most everything there was found elsewhere and brought in, on the other hand, there's a crazy amount of interesting knick knacks everywhere. There's only one original building that's up on the hill and unaccessible. If... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Gold King Mine used to be a small town and is now just a ghost town with a bunch of antiques. The place had a lot of old broken down cars and antique cars that probably still runs! There were antique motorcycles, trucks, mining and logging equipment, and race cars. They even had goats, chickens and two very aggressive... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of interesting old equipment & trucks used at the site of an old mine. Authentic enough exhibits like old dentist office, school house & mechanic's building. Some goats & chickens for the kids (& grownups) to feed. Not for everyone - heaven for American Pickers!

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Apopka, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a gem of a stop. I trip back into another time and place. As far as statements that I read about their political views and signs etc, this is about another time and era when people had different values. Freedom of speech goes for conservatives and not just liberals. This a glimpse into another era and its worth... More 

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is not very well maintained. And I also did not care for the public display of the political views of the people who run the place. Is that even legal in a tourist attraction?

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Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on the way to Sedona and it didn't disappoint. Its a must see. To get there its up a huge winding switchback mountain overlooking below, way up, 5000 feet at least, pretty cool. Drive through the small town of Jerome, lots of shops and restaurants, great town. Then go past the fire station and head straight up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is something different and not for everyone, but anyone who loves old car and trucks will love this. This is an old gold mine and you can see both old shafts. Big Bertha gives off thunder! The two working old saw mills are also impressive

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