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Superstition Mountain Museum

4087 E Apache Trl, Apache Junction, Arizona 85119 USA

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“a place full of legend, history, and intrigue”

"Brush up on your orienteering and wilderness survivak skills and then head to the Superstition Mountain Museum to check out their exhibit on the legendary and elusive Lost Dutchman's Mine and get a really extensive history on the various legends of the treasure. They also have the Peralta Stones, which they claim are engraved with cryptic clues that point toward the location of the mine. And, on the bright side, if you come up empty handed on your search for gold, the museum also has an Elvis Chapel filled with memorabilia from The King's movie Charro-- you can even get married there! True love is even more precious and rare than gold, and all." -Roadtrippers The Superstition Mountain Museum collects, preserves and displays the artifacts, history and folklore of the Superstition Mountains, Apache Junction and the surrounding region. Perhaps nowhere in the entire United States is there an area full of legend, history and intrigue as the rugged 160,000 acre Superstition Mountain range in Central Arizona. Archeological evidence indicates that people were here some 9000 years ago. Later inhabitants included the Salado, Hohokam and Apache Indians, followed by Spanish explorers and Mexican Gold Miners. Early American trappers and adventurers migrated to the area and were soon followed by cattlemen and farmers. Eventually, the U.S. Cavalry was sent in to establish forts to protect this rapidly growing population. As modern times approached, men and women began searching for what they believed was the richest gold mine in the world. This mine was made famous by Jacob Waltz, known as "the Dutchman", who took the secret of "his mine" to the grave in 1891. Even today, treasure hunters scour the mountains searching for the Lost Dutchman Mine, but now they share the region with campers, hikers, horseback riders and conservationists in what has officially become the Superstition Wilderness Area. The 12 acre Museum site offers untold photo opportunities with it's reproductions of 19th Century businesses including a Wells Fargo office, stage coach stop, barber shop, assay office and other displays of authentic relics of the 1800's. Well marked nature walks crisscross the areas surrounding the museum buildings, all located at the base of the West Wall of the beautiful Superstition Mountain.....a one of a kind location.

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Christine W.

The stop had a Church with a Lifesize Elvis to take a picture with. The Apacheland Barn had a lot of movie memorabilia like headshots of the actor/actresses and some of the same people had... Read more

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Jeff B.

Just a fun place to go and see. Great drive and yes it is touristy... but fun. Take the tour and just visit the shops. Love the huckleberry ice cream Read more

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Elyse F.

I would have had no clue about this place if it wasn't for the Culture Passes that may be checked out from the Arizona public libraries. Culture Pass allows for two free tickets. The museum offers... Read more

Superstition Mountain Museum

4087 E Apache Trl
Apache Junction, Arizona
85119 USA
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  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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