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Step into a unique history

This is a small local museum that shares the unusual mining history of the area. The displays are... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Michele B
Great place

Wonderful exhibits Learned a lot about the area. The train exhibit is fantastic. The volunteers... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2018
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1 N Willard St, Cottonwood, AZ 86326-3651
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is a small local museum that shares the unusual mining history of the area. The displays are well thought out and interesting and the people working there were very knowledgeable and helpful.

2  Thank Michele B
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Wonderful exhibits Learned a lot about the area. The train exhibit is fantastic. The volunteers are very friendly and knowable. Highly recommend if visiting the Cottonwood Arizona area.

Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is a small museum, rather had to find. Check hours as they vary. The folks working here are great, friendly, and obviously care about the museum and their town. Clemenceau was one of the towns built in the area for workers in the mining...More

1  Thank seeingamericafirst
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Rather small but worth a visit. The place to see historical facts about three Cottonwood area. Love trains, then a must see. Great working display of when copper was king.

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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great history museum with most stuff donated by local residents. My wife's family worked there and donated lots of stuff. The train room is not to be missed. It shows all the trains going through the entire area when the copper was...More

Thank Jay B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Great little museum. A hidden treasure. Old friend used to be guide here and first time I went I was knocked over by the history; hidden and obvious. It's about trains, mines, labor, hardships and treasures. You will see things you can relate to present...More

Thank Benjamin V
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This small museum has fantastic displays of life in the local area many years ago. There is an old classroom that transported me right back to the 1960's and an amazing model train room.

Thank Podie
Reviewed 1 March 2017

More than we bargained for, there`s much more than the rail road exhibit. Many displays and lots of history. The volunteers were a wealth of information. A must if you are in the area, big surprise.

1  Thank 61joreb
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Lots of displays on area mining and a wonderful train display. Photos typical of life in a mining town.

1  Thank Victoria C
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Visited yesterday primarily so hubby could check out the HO train layout and very detailed diorama and was somewhat amazed by the rest of the museum's displays. Both volunteers were knowledgeable and friendly and went the extra mile to answer our questions and really knew...More

1  Thank cruzngranny58
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