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Rose Tree Museum and Books

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Address: Fourth, between Allen and Toughnut, Tombstone, AZ 85638
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+1 520-457-3326
09:00 - 17:00
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Famous for having the world's largest rose bush, this former residence has...

Famous for having the world's largest rose bush, this former residence has been turned into a museum.

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Lots of artifacts

The Rose Tree Museum is small, but seeing the tree was pretty amazing. The smell alone is overpowering. It also had some very interesting items from around Tombstone. It would... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sally P
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rose Tree Museum is small, but seeing the tree was pretty amazing. The smell alone is overpowering. It also had some very interesting items from around Tombstone. It would not be a great place for little kids. It is more for people who like seeing museum like items and reading about them. It was small and a little pricey.

Thank Sally P
New Bern, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The roses were blooming when we went! The Rose is the largest and is in the Guiness Book of World Records. Well worth a visit just to see the roses. There is a platform to stand on so the top of the bush and all the roses can be seen. It's amazing! The museum there is also quite nice. Lots... More 

Thank Rae276
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute, little museum. Worth a quick visit. $5 - so very affordable. Some great locally written books for sale in the gift shop.

Thank Ciolli_Gleaves
Rockledge, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were fortunate to visit when the roses were in full bloom. The rose tree was immense and it was difficult to get the full measure of it. It casts a huge shadow as you walk underneath it and it reaches several feet above the framework built to hold it up. The only way you can see mostly all of... More 

Thank Cecilio L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is down a side street, but ask anyone in town and they'll point you in the right direction. The fee is nominal and the exhibits are fine, but the real sell is the rose bush. If you can catch it when it's in bloom, that's the time to go. The bush is out back and is about 130 years... More 

Thank Jennifer W
Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The museum was very informative. A great place to get sone of Tombstones history. And that rose bush is unbelievable 9000 sq ft impossible to picture it without seeing it in person

Thank donnapetrie
Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Great museum - collection of artifacts, photographs and items from early days of Tombstone. And the Rose bush is fantastic - do walk through the yard and climb the viewing platform to take in its enormous expanse.

Thank Karen T
Paw Paw, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

The heart of the museum is the worlds largest rose bush. Indeed it is very big and worth seeing. What I enjoyed was the collected items of a family that still lives in Tombstone, and had been there since the 1880s, Fascinating artifacts they are.

Thank RobRoy47
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The bush wasn't blooming when we were there in January of course but it is really something to check out. There is a little museum it is small but interesting.

Thank wow1870
Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

Every time I take guests to Tombstone, on my must-see list is the Rose Tree Museum. Because it is one of the few original buildings left in the town, you will get a true flavor of what living in the Old West was like. The fact that the rosebush was brought here from Scotland as a small seedling will boggle... More 

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