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Rose Tree Museum and Books

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Address: Fourth, between Allen and Toughnut, Tombstone, AZ 85638
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+1 520-457-3326
09:00 - 17:00
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Famous for having the world's largest rose bush, this former residence has...

Famous for having the world's largest rose bush, this former residence has been turned into a museum.

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This is a must see to believe that the rose bush still blooms after all those years. It was awesome.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see to believe that the rose bush still blooms after all those years. It was awesome.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of history in this museum of one family. It has the original furniture in several rooms and lots of photos and fun facts. The main attraction is the huge rose bush in the courtyard. If you haven't seen one rose bush that covers an entire yard it is amazing. The potpourri that is made from the crushed roses... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our motel staff advised us to see this rose tree and it is amazing! It's huge!!! The biggest rose tree in the world and the oldest!

Thank Sharon B
Maricopa, Arizona
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We timed this trip just right. It was peak time for the millions of tiny roses to be in bloom. The fragrance was fantastic. It's pretty jaw dropping to see a 130 year old rose bush span over 8,000 square feet. It's a must see!

Thank Mdorcik
Globe, Arizona
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Told the best time to see the rose tree in bloom is in early April. End of April its still beautiful though lost most of its buds

Thank 73AJS
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bush is amazingly large , the rooms have some displays which appear to have been unchanged in years. The lady working the gift shop/entrance was more interested in a conversation with a local than the visitor.

Thank KyReserve
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The Rose Tree Museum is small, but seeing the tree was pretty amazing. The smell alone is overpowering. It also had some very interesting items from around Tombstone. It would not be a great place for little kids. It is more for people who like seeing museum like items and reading about them. It was small and a little pricey.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The roses were blooming when we went! The Rose is the largest and is in the Guiness Book of World Records. Well worth a visit just to see the roses. There is a platform to stand on so the top of the bush and all the roses can be seen. It's amazing! The museum there is also quite nice. Lots... More 

Thank Rae276
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Cute, little museum. Worth a quick visit. $5 - so very affordable. Some great locally written books for sale in the gift shop.

Thank Ciolli_Gleaves
Rockledge, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We were fortunate to visit when the roses were in full bloom. The rose tree was immense and it was difficult to get the full measure of it. It casts a huge shadow as you walk underneath it and it reaches several feet above the framework built to hold it up. The only way you can see mostly all of... More 

Thank Cecilio L

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