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Zippo / Case Museum

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Address: 1932 Zippo Dr, Bradford, PA 16701-5414
Phone Number: +1 814-368-1932
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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ONE MUSEUM... TWO AMERICAN ICONS... THE REST IS HISTORY.

We invite you to...

ONE MUSEUM... TWO AMERICAN ICONS... THE REST IS HISTORY.

We invite you to visit the Zippo/Case Museum, where fans and collectors from across the globe gather to experience the rich history of these two American icons: the Zippo lighter and the Case knife. Explore the 15,000 square foot attraction that includes the world famous Zippo Repair Clinic and Zippo/Case Flagship Store. Enjoy a self-guided tour to learn the rich history of two American icons.

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Great museum about an amazing product

This museum tells the story of the Zippo lighter. Great little museum and great store. It is hard to walk out of there without a Zippo lighter even if you don't smoke. Well... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This museum tells the story of the Zippo lighter. Great little museum and great store. It is hard to walk out of there without a Zippo lighter even if you don't smoke. Well worth the trip

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Thank Bob B
Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Self-guided (and FREE) tour of the lighter and knife company museum. Lots of items on display, a great time line of not only Zippo/Case, But also history of Bradford, Pa. Interesting windows in to the repair shop allow you to see the repair team in action. Reminded me of a jewelers bench! Fantastic gift shop of pre made items, or... More 

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Thank Heather A
Albany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Who would have thought so many Zippo lighters had been manufactured! One lighter on display is their 500 millionth!!

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Thank Gerald B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Museum is relatively small, but displays an extensive collection of Zippo cases. Front of the museum serves as a gift shop selling all kinds of Zippo and Case products. If you are a knife or Zippo fan this is worth a stop.

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Thank Christopher V
Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The Zippo/Case Museum isn't huge but there's a lot packed into the building. Admission is free! It was a nice hour or so browsing through the lighters and knife displays, etc. The Zippo car is great. We took a few lighters up for minor repairs and since we're out of the area they were going to mail them to us... More 

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Thank Helen B
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Nice free museum for Zippo lighters and Case knives. Good history on the lighters. Good store to buy lighters, knives, T shirts etc . found out that you can order a customized lighter for a reasonable price, either on line or at the museum

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Thank SteveRCB
Clearfield, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is a don't miss! It's Americana at its best. We took home a reproduction 1941 lighter. Couldn't be happier.

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Thank HappyOldOne
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Interesting how the Zippo lighter is such a part of 20th century history. Museum was very interesting with the many different lighters and knives on display. Store was amazing! And the store employees were extremely helpful and knowledgeable to guide us in making well informed purchases. Will be back if ever in the area again.

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Thank gingersnap9995
Hiram, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

This is a great museum to visit - the history is really wonderful. Great for adults and kids alike. Make sure to watch the zippo video - it is well worth your time!

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Thank harsem01
Canton, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Really enjoyed the free museum and we spent a long time in the gift shop looking at lighters and knives. If you just want a plain lighter you can find them cheaper at walmart. But they have a huge selection here. My only complaint is the traffic in town needs to be assessed. It would of been quicker and easier... More 

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