Wandering Lizard

An online magazine with information related to attractions, lodging, dining,
and travel resources in selected areas of Arizona

Yavapai County

Jerome - Ghost Town Museum

The Ghost Town Museum is flat out one of the very best museums of early Americana that I have ever seen. Museums display their treasures in a number of different styles. The old musty glass cases in the county museum remind one of Grandma's attic while the bright shiny plastic diaramas with push buttons in the university culture center reek of government subsidies. The Ghost Town Museum is of the old junk yard school of thought. Objects are strewn about in seeming disorder, grass grows up between the boards, chickens scratch in the dust, and the breeze blows through the broken windows. It is a wonderful place where one can spend hours discovering anew old things from a time now past. It is a museum to which people return because you can not take it all in on just one visit.

Ghost Town Museum
Ghost Town Museum
Ghost Town Museum
Ghost Town Museum

In 1890 this was a suburb of Jerome called Haynes, Arizona. The Haynes Copper Company dug for copper but found gold instead. Today Don Robertson operates the Gold King Mine and Ghost Town.

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