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Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town
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Small-Group Tour: Mining Days in Jerome, Arizona
Ranked #9 of 31 things to do in Jerome
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: $ 5.00 PER PERSON. This was the little town of Haynes Az . A suburb of (Jerome Billion Dollar Copper Camp). They mined gold here from 1890 to 1914. The mine shaft goes down 1270 ft. You can view it but you can not go down in it. We do offer gold or gem panning .The tour is self guided with the employees performing exhibits such as 1914 gas Whitte saw mill, black Smith making knives etc. , various antique engines and mining equipment demonstrations. You can walk through some of the old buildings such as dentist, school, assay, etc. They are filled with old antiques. There is a unique collection of antique trucks, cars , motorcycles ( varies types of vintage transportation). The kids love our petting zoo ( Pedro the donkey is world famous .) There are mini goats, Bella the mini pig, chickens and Miss Bessie the orphan calf.) Great country gift shop with unique gifts. Also have a wood working shop and a old time garage were restorations of these antique vehicles go on.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

If you plan to visit the town of Jerome. The Ghost Town should not be missed. A short (steep) drive up the hill and you are there. We had two boys 8 and 9 and they really liked it. They panned for gold, fed the mule, goats and chickens and walked around and looked at the spooky deserted buildings and old cars. The entrance fee was nominal so who cared. They had a great time. It was overcast and rainy when we went so it set a perfect atmosphere for the boys.

Thank Pat D
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

The gold mine is not to be missed if you are visiting Jerome. Don't let the drive up the hill deter you. It looks like a site straight out of a Pawn Brokers episode with unbelievable old cars, machinery, you name it! The kids were mesmerized with all the "stuff". Also got to pan for gold and see an old-time saw mill saw in action. The people who run this place obviously love what they do and are excited to share it with you. We thoroughly enjoyed the hour or so we spent there on our way to Sedona.

Thank watermarkhomes
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

This turned out to be a really interesting history lesson. Went with no expectations and was pleasantly surprised at how well the attraction was put together. I really learned a lot. I think it was only 5.oo pp to get in too. Very educational. Went to the art stores in the old high school around the corner where local artists work in front of you and sell their wares. Was really unique and different.

Thank 99KarenH
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

This attraction has been built over three generations, with many old trucks and vehicles, as well as mucho junk, but interesting historically. The ghost town is right in there, with old buildings set up as schoolhouse, shoemaker, dentist, etc. There actually was a gold mine there, but it is now closed, and there are some animals to feed for the kids. You can pan for gold, but need to buy the feed and pay for the panning at the gift shop, before you come in Bring the kids and old truck buffs and enjoy.

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Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

What a collection of old trucks. Oldest working saw mill & an air compressor that belches fire & big booms. Don't forget to feed the animals especially Pedro the mule. If he's not there its because he's allowed to wander about. The kids liked panning for gold. You can also crack open a rock to find a geod inside. Overall everyone enjoyed it.

Thank gramin8er
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