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Old Molson Museum Ghost Town

Oroville, WA
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Lots of history here!

I enjoy visiting scenic and historical places, so the remote location was okay, but must be kept in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ann M
McMinnville, Tennessee
End of the Earth

A stroll through the desolate town of Molson is definitely not for everyone but if you are an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoy visiting scenic and historical places, so the remote location was okay, but must be kept in mind. This was a nice spring drive, but could be very hot and dusty later in the season. High desert, but green in the Spring! A Ghost...More

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A stroll through the desolate town of Molson is definitely not for everyone but if you are an historian, a relic enthusiast or a genealogist at heart, it is worth the jaunt. the town is located 11 miles from Oroville, but the view is lovely...More

1  Thank magyarheadoffice
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

High on a plateau in the mountains is Molson, an old mining town from the early 1900s. It's now a museum and all the buildings are open and have been left much as they were when abandoned. The wind whistles through and the doors creak....More

Thank PhotosbyPharos
Reviewed 10 April 2017

After years of talking about it, we finally took action and drove to Molson. I've been to a few ghost towns throughout the west and this one ranks right up there. Its hard to believe that there should have ever been a town here, at...More

1  Thank Rick L
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Molson (or "Old Molson") is a wonderful walk through the history of North Central Washington State. Situated in the Okanogan Highlands, Molson is located about 10 miles up the grade to the East of the town of Oroville, then another 5 miles onto Molson Road....More

2  Thank Nita D
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I have been to Molson 1/2 dozen times. It is one of the few free places...lots of old iron..mining and ranching equipment and buildings..all open to be wandered thru and enjoyed. It is off the beaten track for sure...18 miles from Oroville, so crowds are...More

1  Thank Gary H
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Okay, we are not your average family. Between photographing small details and my gear headed hubby and boys living all the cool machinery, it took us over an hour just to go through everything. And other far amount of time driving around. It was nice...More

Thank Tina Z
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Great little jewel of a find; three stories of Americana pioneer spirit and small town success! An old, low ceilings wooden basketball court was the best!

Thank Wine Lover G
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Very great experience if you like history which I do! Took two eight year old granddaughters with me. Wasn't sure if they would enjoy. They loved it! They checked out everything and liked ringing the school bell. The Ghost town is first,but, make sure and...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We travelled to Old Molson having found it on the internet, and it sounded like a great place to visit. One thing is for sure, it's way off the beaten track and you wonder if you're on the right road to the place. When you...More

2  Thank David H
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What's the road like up to the Museum? We are going to be riding Motorcycles on our trip there.
27 July 2015|
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Response from Sharon W | Reviewed this property |
Since I'm not a motorcycle rider, I can't answer the question from experience, but the road is paved the entire way and I would think that it would be a good ride.