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Arizona Copper Art Museum

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Address: 849 Main St, Clarkdale, AZ 86324
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+1 928-649-1858
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

--Winner of the 2014 Arizona Tourism Award!-- The Copper Art Museum is...

--Winner of the 2014 Arizona Tourism Award!-- The Copper Art Museum is Arizona's newest art museum located in the former copper town of Clarkdale, a USA City Beautiful Movement town founded in 1912. Clarkdale was built by Senator W. A. Clark "America's Copper King." The museum's collection is the "largest return of copper, "back" to both Clarkdale and the "Copper State" and showcases what man created with the red-metal while it was away.

The Copper Art Museum features exhibits of copper art and collections for study, which were made by coppersmiths, soldier artists and braziers; many of whom were masters in their trade. Artifacts displayed have an emphasis on American and European works-of-art from the 16th - 21st century. The affinities and history of copper is also featured and is very fascinating, bringing forth forgotten stories, legends and mysteries.

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Visiting the Copper Art Museum in Clarkdale was an experience we will not soon forget. It is a first class museum and quite extraordinary. We did not expect what we saw. It was... read more

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visiting the Copper Art Museum in Clarkdale was an experience we will not soon forget. It is a first class museum and quite extraordinary. We did not expect what we saw. It was really interesting and beautifully displayed. I would recumbent this museum to anyone. The size of the exhibits and the artful arrangement of the copper pieces and historical... More 

1 Thank jweigner
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a copper mindblowing place! I expected the typical mining town museum and instead discovered an artistic visual trip through time - how copper was used creatively and functionally from the 16th to the 21st century. Something for everyone - science and mineral info, trench art (new to us), architectural pieces, religious use, cooking, drinking, distilling... I guarantee that you... More 

1 Thank Marian V
Iowa City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic museum that has something for everyone. Families will enjoy the copper foot steps that lead you through the exhibits. And you can touch everything! You'll learn a lot about copper and enjoy the enthusiastic and proud locals who share the story of the museum and what's yet to come with new exhibits and improvements. Fee is... More 

1 Thank iafamilytravel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In the little town of Clarkdale this building stands out. It is the old High School that now has a nice sign proclaiming it the copper art museum. Being new to the area we decided to take a peek inside. There is an admission fee, but when you see what it supports you won't mind. There is copper everything here,... More 

1 Thank Michele B
Port Angeles, Washington
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So happy we had time to tour this wonderful museum. Expertly laid out. Informative and beautiful. We spent about an hour. The docents are very knowledgeable.

1 Thank Swoozie228
Garden Grove, California, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading about this museum, we decided to see it for ourselves. What a pleasure! First, the owner was very accommodating to my wheelchair and let us in the side door which was very easy to do. Next, he was extremely knowledgeable about all things copper and was more than willing to spend time answering questions about his collection, Mr.... More 

Thank Diane D
Drake M, Guest Relations Manager at Arizona Copper Art Museum, responded to this review

Hi Diane Thank you for visiting this museum where we tell an absolutely amazing story. One that spans the USA, touches every life and has filled museums across the country, through an idea grounded in the combined efforts of one small town in Arizona that once produced copper. People who visit have found to be one of the most memorable... More 

Steamboat, CO
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The new (three year old) Copper Museum was a special surprise. Housed in the old high school, this museum tells the story of copper in the copper state (AZ) and around the world. It took us almost two hours to read and learn about where copper is found, what it looks like in the ground, how it is used, art... More 

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Augusta, West Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was calling for rain today so I was looking for indoor activities. This museum exceeded expectations. It was a great learning experience and so interesting. I loved seeing all the different copper artifacts. They appear to be in the midst of construction/expansion but it didn't detract from the experience at all. I definitely recommend going to this little out... More 

Thank Sabrina D
El Cajon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It only takes about an hour to go through this museum which is in the old high school. It has displays of copper from mid evil weapons shields in headgear to current beer and wine making apparatuses and vessels There are thousands of items made from copper including some tin items. Interesting World War II trench art. (Art made from... More 

Thank coleenowens
Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Driving through Clarkdale you notice the high school building with this giant copper thing in front. It was well worth pulling into the parking lot to see what it was about. This unexpected little museum is worth a visit and at least an hour or two of time. Informative, interesting displays, fantastic collection. Very Unique and different.

Thank shayla m

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