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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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Great stop along Route 219

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank COBWEBAgent
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 

Thank Chipper M
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 15 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

Thank rfield8564
Zanesville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The hubby and I came here today. This museum has an amazing collection! Honestly I loved it all, especially where we could see all the reasons why people have sent back their lighters! Some made me giggle.

Thank Marcie H
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This was a great stop in Bradford. The museum is free and attached to the Zippo lighter and Case Knife store. There is a little movie about how Zippo was founded, exhibits explaining the history of Zippo and some wonderful displays of the different lighters through the ages. One of the Zippo presentations shows what happened to the lighter after... More 

Thank FrequentTraveler696
Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We found about this place by accident and it was very good. Got 3 new lighters and learned about the Zippo history.

Thank Leah T
Dundas, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I'd once been given a gorgeous pink zippo candle lighter and never thought I'd see (or care to see) where it was made! We happened upon a sign to the Zippo/Case Museum in Bradford and decided to stop. What fun! We're glad we did! The museum was a delightful mix of history and technology. As we wandered through, many memories... More 

Thank GratefulinDundas
Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Thismuseum is fabulous. Very informative and welllaidout displays. We did not realize that Case knives were also made here and on display. A wonderful story and a great ethic makes Zippo an American icon success story. The store is also quite interesting to see, even if youdon't buy anything.

Thank TomWall60
Grapeview, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We were driving down from New York and saw the signs for this museum. I've never had a Zippo lighter, but remember my dad's, with its distinctive click while opening or closing. We stopped in for a tour of the museum and enjoyed it. Brought back memories from the old advertisements and of how common these lighters were when I... More 

Thank Jim B

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