Located on 17 acres at the foot of the Superstition Mountains on the Apache Trail, the Superstition Mountain Museum welcomes travelers making their way through the Arizona desert with a wondrous collection of artifacts relating to the history and folklore of the Superstitions, including the famous Lost Dutchman.
Join us on Obscura Day for a special tour of the Superstition Mountain Museum and surrounding property, from native wildlife taxidermy displays to the last remaining structures of the old Apacheland Movie Ranch. We'll have a chance to explore Wild West storefronts, a towering 20-stamp gold mill, and the Elvis Memorial Chapel, named in honor of "the King" and star of "Charro!", one of many Westerns filmed at the Apacheland Movie Ranch that used to be located 10 miles away in Gold Canyon.
Delving beyond movie memorabilia and Wild West nostalgia, we'll also explore the history and lore of the mountains, including the legends of the Peralta Stones and the Lost Dutchman's Mine, which have inspired generations of treasure hunters to seek their fortune in the Superstition Mountains with frequently dire consequences.
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