Free museum admission for dads, kids on Father’s Day

Even though the Lost Dutchman may not have been a father, he certainly had a dad, and in honor of all fathers, the Superstition Mountain Museum at 4087 N. Apache Trail (SR 88) is offering all dads and their children up to age 17 free admission to the museum on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17.

Admission for others is $2 for students over the age of 17, $4 for seniors and $5 for adults.

Those who arrive by 11 a.m. will be treated to a free demonstration of the historic 20-stamp ore mill on the museum grounds. Attendees will be treated to a noisy but fascinating glimpse of how these mills operated, separating gold and silver from the mined rock, and see how large a part they played in the Gold Rush Days of the West.

Families can stroll the grounds and nature trails, visit the Elvis Chapel and tour the Apacheland Barn. Old West storefronts and the stagecoach offer wonderful family photo opportunities. The beauty of the Superstition Mountains and foothills desert is awe-inspiring, and the history and legend the museum presents through artifacts and narrative capture the interest of both young and old alike.

Make it an unforgettable family outing and use the museum visit as the launching point for a day trip up the beautiful Apache Trail, one of Arizona’s most scenic drives.

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