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A good volunteer museum.

The volunteers try to give local history and are very pleasant. There are several rooms, sometimes... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2018
300gem
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Northfield, Minnesota
Museum in Benson

We had a good experience with the visit to the local museum in Benson, Jackie was the docent and... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
Ruth T
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Dewey, Arizona
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16 Feb 2018
“A good volunteer museum.”
2 Dec 2017
“Museum in Benson”
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A stroll through any museum is a walk back in time. What separates Benson Area Museum from many others is the rich history it chronicles here in southeastern Arizona. Everyone knows the story of Tombstone, "the town too tough to die." What many...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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180 S San Pedro St, San Pedro St. & E. 5th Street, Benson, AZ 85602-6656
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+1 520-586-3134
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

The volunteers try to give local history and are very pleasant. There are several rooms, sometimes they are locked, but the volunteers will try to open them so you can see the local relics.

Thank 300gem
Reviewed 2 December 2017

We had a good experience with the visit to the local museum in Benson, Jackie was the docent and did an excellent job giving us a tour. We enjoyed it very much.

Thank Ruth T
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The museum is small but packed with goodies, lots of history in this museum, tours are $3.00 and worth it which also includes an annex building that is showing Ted DeGrazia's artwork, you can also see an old school bus pulled by horses, first school...More

Thank sydette
Reviewed 1 April 2017

My husband and I loved this small museum. The volunteers give a tour and it is very interesting. The smokeless steam engine in the yard is very interesting. They have a small nice gift shop in the back. Some items are locally made.

Thank ClareScottsdale
Reviewed 3 March 2017

A small museum but very enjoyable. The tour guide gave us a lot of history about the area and of course all the things that applied to the beginnings of Benson.

Thank Jazz1312
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I thought it was great that Benson has a Museum and that they preserve the history of their town. If you visit Benson, you should stop by and make it a family stop that will have some thing for everyone to take away. and talk...More

Thank Rozee999
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Nice small local Museum. The people are friendly & have lots of stories. My Mom is 90 & the stories were flowing. There big prize is the horse drawn Benson school bus in a building out back.

1  Thank Steve T
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Exhibits in and out. Most things are original to the town. Very friendly hosts with lots of stories to tell.

Thank CarolynHall
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Good local history and artifacts from Benson's early days and 20th century. Staffed by local volunteers who can tell you about exhibits. Free to visit, but donations much appreciated. A "must see" if you are spending winter in Benson or interested in the local area....More

1  Thank Eagleeva
Reviewed 18 December 2015

The selection of things to see is limited but exciting. Grandkids and I had the most fun with the newspaper. One can pick a headline and then add your name, or someone else's name. The favorite was "Pool Shark....." The museum is worth it.

Thank DougCsr
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