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Arizona Copper Art Museum

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Address: 849 Main St, Clarkdale, AZ 86324
Phone Number: +1 928-649-1858
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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--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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I enjoyed this museum for a lot of reasons. Drake was very knowledgeable and helpful. He checked periodically to see if I had questions. I loved the concept of the copper... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Kate G
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Angel Fire, NM
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Angel Fire, NM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed this museum for a lot of reasons. Drake was very knowledgeable and helpful. He checked periodically to see if I had questions. I loved the concept of the copper footprints to lead you through the exhibits. I was tickled that it was inspired by cat prints in the concrete floor. The exhibits are extensive and really impressive. There's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum. Drake is super nice. Lots of interesting information, artifacts, science, history, geology, etc

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Thank RWL7
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is more than a glimpse of the past, it takes you back in time to the history of copper. Wonderful items. Enthusiastic staff, who are passionate about what they do. Amazing, should not be missed.

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Please, if you have time, do not miss this beautiful gem of a museum. This goes beyond showcase and delves into a true labor of love. Part of what makes this museum is the 'Man with the Plan', Drake. He is so full of energy and obvious love for what he does that it makes the museum sign like a... More 

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Windlow Az
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a beautiful collection of cooper art . The owner has worked over ten years to put this beautiful place for people to come and be amazed at how much art work has been done through the history . Self guided tour but someone is always there to answer your questions takes about 45 min but could have... More 

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Thank Gypsyfish13
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has an outstanding copper collection, raw pieces to collectibles. The staff take pride in the displays and are knowledgeable and engaging. Don't miss this stop.

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Drake M, Public Relations Manager at Arizona Copper Art Museum, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for visiting this small town museum. I'm glad that you recommended us as a "Don't miss this stop". The museum here is just incredible and everyone has a wonderful and entertaining time viewing our collections. Thanks again More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am usually bored in museums. My husband dragged me into this one and I ended up having a wonderful time learning about this beautiful material that is copper. This museum is a real gem. Every room is organized on a theme: kitchen, wine, local history, war art… it is clear and clean. The man at the reception came several... More 

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Maumee, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am not a big museum person but really enjoyed this one. Drake, the money taker and man in charge, is exceptional. He comes around while you are browsing through and shares interesting info and asks if you have questions. It is very well set up (in the classrooms of an old high school) and you are encouraged to touch... More 

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Drake M, Public Relations Manager at Arizona Copper Art Museum, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for visiting. We are always happy to hear such positive reviews about the Copper Art Museum. One of the best things about this museum, is that everyone "loves it." We had to differentiate ourselves from other museums and here you get to touch and feel copper, we come out and meet and greet and have provide... More 

Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My wife and I decided to revisit the Red Rock area again while spending a week in Scottsdale. The AZ Copper Art Museum alone was worth the trip. I am a material engineer but learned a few tidbits and greatly admired the centuries of copper artistry. The fact it was the town's high school was cool, too. I agree with... More 

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Drake M, Owner at Arizona Copper Art Museum, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for visiting. Our greatest asset at this museum is one that was unforeseen by us until people started coming in our doors. It was how "surprised" they were about our museum, the story and the collection; which houses over 5,000 artifacts dated from the late 1400's to brand new. Copper has played a major role not only... More 

atlanta, georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This repurposed high school is where curators explain the use of copper by humans from prehistoric to modern times. They explain the chemical properties of Cu. They demonstrate uses artistic and practical through artifacts and interpretive displays, as well as the economic role. Finally, it is all tied to Clarkdale and Arizona.

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Drake M, Public Relations Manager at Arizona Copper Art Museum, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for visiting the Copper Art Museum. We are glad that you enjoyed your time here. The Copper Art Museum is a wonderful display of all-things -copper! We have over 5000 artifacts dating to 3500BCE to the present day, including works of art that most would say could only be found in large city museums. This museum directly... More 

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