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Quartzsite Museum

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Quartzsite Museum

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Robby G C wrote a review Apr 2020
Toronto, Canada67,054 contributions1,630 helpful votes
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We parked in the back. We saw a miniature town. This was so cool! There was also a stage station. The museum was free. We could take pictures. They showed how they lived in the past: The school, the doctor and more. The museum showed. They certainly liked the billiard! Many people worked in the mines. They also showed lots of rocks gems I liked that museum. I learned a lot about the Quartszite! A must see!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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MarilynB1313 wrote a review Feb 2020
Gustavus, Alaska66 contributions3 helpful votes
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The Quartzsite Museum is located at the site of the Old Tyson Wells Stage Stop. They don’t charge admission, but donations are accepted and are used for the museum’s upkeep and improvement. The old buildings were interesting, especially the one housing the museum. There were exhibits about the Indians who first inhabited the area and about the non-native pioneer families who came later (some of whom have descendants living here still). There were antique artifacts, mineral samples, Mining history and displays of how people lived. I found the most fascinating information was about “Hi Jolly”. He was a Syrian-Greek who came to the area as a camel driver for the not-so-successful experiment using camels for transporting freight in the Southwest. He stayed and was evidently well-liked and respected by local residents. So much so that the they built a pyramidal tomb as a tribute to him and put it in a pioneer cemetery named for him. This despite religious differences (too bad that isn’t always still the case). The display at the museum inspired me to stop by “Hi Jolly’s Last Camp” at the Quartzsite Cemetery and see the beautiful tomb erected in his honor.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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JVSibley wrote a review Feb 2020
Lake Jackson, Texas135 contributions23 helpful votes
Donations accepted but it’s free and worth a stop. Tour one of the stage coach stops, a hotel and explore the mining history of the area. Also good military artifacts from the history of this area.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Moo1966 wrote a review Nov 2019
Seattle, Washington43 contributions23 helpful votes
Not sure if this is open or not. The sign says it is open on Thur from 10-Noon for the summer (April to Oct). But since it was mid Nov and still closed, I’m not sure if they extend the hours in the winter, or the sign means they are closed during the winter. I would really like to see this museum, since it looks pretty cool on the outside. I was also given a tip that they have a map with a bunch of old stone cabins you can drive to. I would’ve loved to drive to some of those places. Darn.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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ki0ki wrote a review Jun 2019
Williamsburg, Virginia6,339 contributions231 helpful votes
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I keep driving by but never stop or if I do they are closed. Small place but the stone village out back is worth the stop
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Date of experience: April 2019
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