The chapel walls are lined with posters of all of Elvis’ movies each framed with its very own set of lace curtains. You can pose with a puma. Here is my friend Esther with one of the fine specimens in the Wild Animals of Arizona display. You can also go eye to eye with …….
a desert big horn sheep battling a mountain lion or
a javelina- Arizona holds two annual hunting seasons a year for this member of the peccary family or
You can also have your picture snapped while you are trying your hand at blasting open a mine shaft.
You can walk up to the giant ore crusher which was the latest technology back in the 1800s for recovering gold.
If you get to the middle of the labyrinth make a coin donation and ring the bell, your wishes will come true.
You can see some of the maps that have been made supposedly leading the way to the treasure of Jacob Waltz, a German prospector, often mistakenly referred to as the Dutchman, who is said to have known the location of what is perhaps the most famous lost mine in American history. Waltz is thought to have found a rich gold mine or cache of gold in the Superstition Mountains sometime between 1868 and 1886. Thousands of people a year search the Superstition Mountains for the lost mine and many have died in the attempt, most recently three Utah hikers whose disappeared in 2010 and whose bodies were found a year later. The museum displays some of the books which have been written about Jacob’s lost mine and those who have searched for it.
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