The SMM located in Apache Junction is a museum dedicated to the history of the Superstition Mountains.
The grounds are free and open to the public during museum hours. The museum has a very affordable entry fee with discounts to the military.
The museum has exhibits featuring the Apache, and the other native tribes that inhabited the area in the past. There is plenty of information on Jacob Waltz, aka. the Lost Dutchman.
Two of the buildings on the grounds are what is left of the historic Apacheland Movie Studio. One is the chapel that was featured in Elvis’ last film, Charro. The other is the barn, where you will learn about the films and actors that were associated with Apacheland.
There is a working 20-mill stamp mill. There are frequent demonstrations of the mill. The Superstition Mountain Railroad is a scale model railway featuring various stages of Arizona history. All of this with the wonderful backdrop of the Superstition Mountains.
These photographs were all taken with my new (well, new to me) Nikon D700 DSLR. Until now, most of my photographs were taken with my Canon EOS Rebel T5. The Canon served me well, but it is an entry level camera. A very good friend of mine gifted me his old Nikon as he recently upgraded. I couldn’t wait to take the camera out on a field test.
I will have the camera out and about the next few months as I have several field trips planned around and about Arizona.