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Zippo / Case Museum

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Address: 1932 Zippo Dr, Bradford, PA 16701-5414
Phone Number:
+1 814-368-1932
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00


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We invite you to visit the Zippo/Case Museum, where fans and collectors from across the globe gather to experience the rich history of these two American icons: the Zippo lighter and the Case knife. Explore the 15,000 square foot attraction that includes the world famous Zippo Repair Clinic and Zippo/Case Flagship Store. Enjoy a self-guided tour to learn the rich history of two American icons.

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Was very interesting and informative

My son and husband love collecting knives and I have owned a couple of zippo lighters. The history is very interesting and the flag made of zippos was awesome, I actually saw a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Buffalo, NY
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Buffalo, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My son and husband love collecting knives and I have owned a couple of zippo lighters. The history is very interesting and the flag made of zippos was awesome, I actually saw a lighter of mine a Titanic one I lost in our house fire. Nice place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heading back from a college visit with 3 teenage boys we decided to stop by the zippo/case museum. Wow were we surprised. Every detail was carefully thought out. The stories behind the company were so very interesting we could have spent hours. The three ladies working the counter were very helpful and you could tell they were proud to work... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed overnight in town and saw that this was the top rated place to se in Bradford, and since it was free decided to check it out. If you are into lighters, this might be really up your alley. If you are into knives, this also might be right up your alley. My wife and I are not into... More 

Thank Jonathan K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice free museum for zippo lighters and case knifes. Also has a store. Would recommend it to those who want a free as long as you don buy anything place to visit.

Thank Drew t
Chicora, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with another couple and we loved the history of both Case and Zippo. We spent a good bit of time just reading about the history of both and did purchase a few items. The mesmerizing audio-kinetic ball machine would be something that kids would love to watch! So glad we found this place!

Thank Christine H
Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If I ever make my way through Bradford again, this will be a priority stop. My last visit was rushed because the museum was closing. The staff was very polite and understanding of my wish to see as much as I could before they locked up. I never knew there are so many cool Zippo lighters.

Thank Doug H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favourite stops during my semi-annual drives through New York State and Pennsylvania. The museum tells the story of these two great American products (Zippo lighters and Case knives), which are still made in Bradford. It is also the story of mid 20th century American manufacturing and the twon of Bradford. The exhibits are original, entertaining... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The Case /Zippo outlet is also a museum and showplace for all that is Zippo and Case. We make the trip once a year to feed my collection of Case knives. There is a walk through "factory" tour. It's more a show place of the repair center, but it's still pretty cool to see. They have an extensive display area... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The Vippo Museum was very interesting. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The exhibits unique and often historically based. I truly enjoyed this venue and suggest a quick visit when you are in Bradford.

Thank skaszab2016
Newark, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in and visited. Was a little of cool facts about zippo/case lighters. Didn't realize Sales Were Over 500 million. Interesting museum that only takes less then an hour to go through. Lots of nice lighters, knives and apparel to buy

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