Superstition Mountain Museum

The forecast was for 80 degrees today, so we did our sight seeing early.  The Superstition Mountain Museum on the Apache Trail just below the Superstition Mountain was our destination.  It’s a nice little museum with info about the Lost Dutchman, Roosevelt Damn, and the Apache trail. 
Horse Parking
 We did not have a horse, so we just parked the car in the lot before we went in.
 No snakes were seen today.  There was a brief hiking trail / botanical garden behind the museum that takes you by some old gold mining equipment.  We walked that, but that only took about 15 minutes.  The museum was sponsoring an art sale today.  Lots of vendors selling their arts… way more special than the usual craft shows we have seen.
Art Show
There was also a brief gunfight.
AND THEN….There is the Elvis Presley Memorial Chapel at the Superstition Mountain Museum.  This was moved here from Apacheland Movie Ranch Studio.  Available for weddings.  Also on display is a vial of the sand into which Elvis fell when shot in the movie Charro.  Thought you’d like to know that.
Elvis Presley Memorial Chapel
(available for weddings)
Inside the Elvis Presley Memorial Chapel
The Lost Dutchman Labyrinth is in the center of the Museum grounds. A labyrinth is not a maze, but a walking meditation device with a single winding path from the edge to the center. The same path is used to return to the outside.  The labyrinth represents the journey inward to our true selves and back out into the everyday world.  It is a tool which can clear the mind and calm our anxieties. You’re supposed to walk the path and then ring the bell that is in the center, and then walk back out. 

Lost Dutchman Labyrinth Path
No visit to a western museum is complete without a visit to Boot Hill.
Boot Hill
 On the way back to town we stopped at a yard sale we happened to drive by.
Random Yard Sale
After that we did some shopping at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Market before going home to hang out for the rest of the day.

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