Superstition Mountain Museum

Superstition Mountain Museum

Superstition Mountain Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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  • Bill K
    158 contributions
    Lost Dutchman and More
    Nice museum at the start of the Apache Trail near Lost Dutchman State Park. Most exhibits are about the history of the Superstition Mountains. The grounds include a lot more than the museum including a movie set. Admission is a reasonable $6.
    Thank you for visiting. We hope to see you again!
    Written 8 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 March 2023
  • GLow
    Queen Creek, Arizona811 contributions
    Superstition Mountain Museum
    A nice visit to this MUSEUM and well maintained grounds showcasing the history of the Superstition Mountains and the Lost Dutchman story. Well worth stopping by for 1 to 2 hours. The volunteer workers here are friendly and informative.
    Thank you for visiting. We hope to see you again!
    Written 8 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 April 2023
  • Barbara
    Spencer, Massachusetts85 contributions
    Great family place.
    Awesome place with lots of history. The Dutchman’s Lost mine is a great story. People are still searching for it today! Great exhibits of American Indian, cowboys, and animals. The grounds are huge. 15 acres. The Apache land Movie Ranch became a Western movie Mecca hosting shootings of more than 17 television series. The Elvis chapel was pretty cool also. (air conditioned).
    Thank you for visiting. We hope to see you again!
    Written 8 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 October 2023
  • Peppertaz
    Carmichael, California781 contributions
    Knowledgeable staff cool little museum
    Everything outside is free and they have a few movie prop buildings and lots of information and history of the area. They have a Groupon available so for around $8 you get a few drinks and access to the little museum inside. They staff is knowledgeable and very helpful on info on history and the area in general since you will want to drive up some more and experience the mountain.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 November 2023
  • Mike H
    Phoenix, Arizona78 contributions
    It was a lot more fun than I expected.
    There is a great little museum here, ice cream sandwiches and roasted nuts, and I have to say we had a lot more fun than I expected. Great little movie museum too! We had friends and family in from Washington, and they said it was the highlight of their trip, and we did a LOT of stuff in their week here.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 December 2023
  • DebRussell49
    Carman, Canada120 contributions
    Interesting history
    If you look beyond the tacky Elvis Chapel, the rest of the outdoor exhibits and museum are very interesting. Lots of interesting info on the Lost Dutchman mine. Also information on a number of westerns that were filmed near here. Worth an hour!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 December 2023
  • Robert H
    Lynchburg, Virginia253 contributions
    Fun desert experience
    Our group of 6 had a great time walking on the free outside trails and looking at the fun displays of life and humor. We did not pay to go inside the indoor museum. The Elvis Church, stage coach, Boot Hill, and many cacti were worth the visit. Make sure to stop by if heading into the Superstitious Mountains!!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 January 2024
  • khgl
    40 contributions
    If you stop someplace on the Apache Trail, make it this museum
    This is an incredible, inexpensive, tiny, approachable museum about the Superstition Mountains, the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine, local Native communities, and early settlers. My kids were fully engaged, read all the exhibits, and then wandered through the outdoor areas. We were probably only here an hour, but it was completely worthwhile, and like everyplace else in Arizona, the people who work here are SO NICE.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 January 2024
  • ValerieB28
    Howell, New Jersey54 contributions
    Must see!
    Definitely stop here either on your way to or on your way back from visiting tortilla flats along scenic rt 88. There are so many cool things to see and learn here. There are also short picturesque hiking trails. I wish I had kids with me to share the experience with.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 January 2024
  • Outdoorpartner
    Layton, Utah1,773 contributions
    Worth a stop if you are in the area
    Stop here - everything outside is free to visit. It is worth a walk around, even though the Superstition mountains are in the distance. There is a museum inside the gift shop which requires a small admission fee. Not knowing the area's history, I felt it was money well spent.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 31 January 2024
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patrick c
Mariposa, CA41 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Great stop to see and learn about the history of the Superstition Mountains area. They have an operating 5 stamp mill (actually a section of a much larger 20 stamp mill) that was moved here, and was used to crush gold bearing ore to a sandy or almost powdery form for subsequent gold extraction. There is also an outdoor large scale model railroad that kids will enjoy, buildings that were once part of a set used for filming western movies, and a recreated Native American village. One of the movie set buildings is a chapel that was used in several films, including one that Elvis starred in. All these outside exhibits are FREE to roam around. The main museum building has a gift shop and a collection of indoor exhibits that cover the history of the area from the Native American inhabitants to the gold mining to current day. You will see lots of information on the legendary Lost Dutchman Mine. There is a small fee for the indoor exhibits, but it is well worth the cost and it goes to a great cause ..... preserving the history of the area for future generations to see.
Written 7 February 2024
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Shannon S
5 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Nice small little museum but packed with lots of interesting things. We came at the end of the day so didn’t get much time to wander around outside before the fellow came along to say they were closing the gate. There is a model railway outside but it only operates two days per week (can’t remember which ones).
Written 31 January 2024
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Outdoorpartner
Layton, UT1,773 contributions
Jan 2024 • Solo
Stop here - everything outside is free to visit. It is worth a walk around, even though the Superstition mountains are in the distance. There is a museum inside the gift shop which requires a small admission fee. Not knowing the area's history, I felt it was money well spent.
Written 31 January 2024
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ValerieB28
Howell, NJ54 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Definitely stop here either on your way to or on your way back from visiting tortilla flats along scenic rt 88. There are so many cool things to see and learn here. There are also short picturesque hiking trails. I wish I had kids with me to share the experience with.
Written 15 January 2024
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khgl
Westchester NY40 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
This is an incredible, inexpensive, tiny, approachable museum about the Superstition Mountains, the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine, local Native communities, and early settlers. My kids were fully engaged, read all the exhibits, and then wandered through the outdoor areas. We were probably only here an hour, but it was completely worthwhile, and like everyplace else in Arizona, the people who work here are SO NICE.
Written 7 January 2024
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Robert H
Lynchburg, VA253 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
Our group of 6 had a great time walking on the free outside trails and looking at the fun displays of life and humor. We did not pay to go inside the indoor museum. The Elvis Church, stage coach, Boot Hill, and many cacti were worth the visit. Make sure to stop by if heading into the Superstitious Mountains!!
Written 6 January 2024
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DebRussell49
Carman, Canada120 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
If you look beyond the tacky Elvis Chapel, the rest of the outdoor exhibits and museum are very interesting. Lots of interesting info on the Lost Dutchman mine. Also information on a number of westerns that were filmed near here. Worth an hour!
Written 12 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mike H
Phoenix, AZ78 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
There is a great little museum here, ice cream sandwiches and roasted nuts, and I have to say we had a lot more fun than I expected. Great little movie museum too! We had friends and family in from Washington, and they said it was the highlight of their trip, and we did a LOT of stuff in their week here.
Written 10 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Peppertaz
Carmichael, CA781 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Everything outside is free and they have a few movie prop buildings and lots of information and history of the area. They have a Groupon available so for around $8 you get a few drinks and access to the little museum inside. They staff is knowledgeable and very helpful on info on history and the area in general since you will want to drive up some more and experience the mountain.
Written 13 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Barbara
Spencer, MA85 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Awesome place with lots of history. The Dutchman’s Lost mine is a great story. People are still searching for it today! Great exhibits of American Indian, cowboys, and animals. The grounds are huge. 15 acres. The Apache land Movie Ranch became a Western movie Mecca hosting shootings of more than 17 television series. The Elvis chapel was pretty cool also. (air conditioned).
Written 25 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for visiting. We hope to see you again!
Written 8 November 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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