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a side trip worth taking

After years of talking about it, we finally took action and drove to Molson. I've been to a few ghost towns throughout the west and this one ranks right up there. Its hard to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rick L
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Mazama, Washington
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Mazama, Washington
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After years of talking about it, we finally took action and drove to Molson. I've been to a few ghost towns throughout the west and this one ranks right up there. Its hard to believe that there should have ever been a town here, at close to 4,000' its the last place one would look for rail tracks, yet here... More 

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Auburn, United States
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Molson (or "Old Molson") is a wonderful walk through the history of North Central Washington State. Situated in the Okanogan Highlands, Molson is located about 10 miles up the grade to the East of the town of Oroville, then another 5 miles onto Molson Road. I recommend driving the loop that continues around onto Nine Mile Road, placing you within... More 

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Kitimat, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I have been to Molson 1/2 dozen times. It is one of the few free places...lots of old iron..mining and ranching equipment and buildings..all open to be wandered thru and enjoyed. It is off the beaten track for sure...18 miles from Oroville, so crowds are never an issue. Poke around a bit...you'll find a huge depository of old cars and... More 

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Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Okay, we are not your average family. Between photographing small details and my gear headed hubby and boys living all the cool machinery, it took us over an hour just to go through everything. And other far amount of time driving around. It was nice to be somewhere that is not damaged with graffiti and you can touch some of... More 

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Thank Tina Z
Oroville, Washington
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Great little jewel of a find; three stories of Americana pioneer spirit and small town success! An old, low ceilings wooden basketball court was the best!

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Thank Wine Lover G
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Very great experience if you like history which I do! Took two eight year old granddaughters with me. Wasn't sure if they would enjoy. They loved it! They checked out everything and liked ringing the school bell. The Ghost town is first,but, make sure and drive a couple blocks further to the school museum. Very interesting and indoor bathrooms can... More 

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Thank Sue H
Port Moody, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We travelled to Old Molson having found it on the internet, and it sounded like a great place to visit. One thing is for sure, it's way off the beaten track and you wonder if you're on the right road to the place. When you get to the town there is no signage to say that you've arrived, and no... More 

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Princeton BC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

it's neat to see this old place, going back in time, the old bank ,with it's teller wicket , etc; and buildings.

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Kelowna, Canada
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

An entertaining day trip from where I live in Kelowna, B.C.. Nice to be able to wander around the small ghost town, but don't forget to visit the old schoolhouse down the road a mile or so. It houses a wonderful museum and the volunteer ladies in the tea room will serve you coffee or tea and homemade pastries for... More 

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Reviewed 15 March 2016

Not real big but still pretty cool all the same we liked stopping there when the kids were younger it has some good historical items of interest for that part of the state from the late 1800's

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