Monday, April 25, 2016
Rim Country Museum and Zane Grey Cabin
This is a nicely done little museum covering the history of the area around Payson, AZ. An additional building, the Zane Grey Cabin, is a replica of the cabin where Grey stayed for a few weeks every year while working on his novels and hunting with friends. Grey abandoned the original cabin in 1930 after a dispute over hunting licenses. It was restored in 1966 but burned in the 1990 Dude forest fire. I’ve never read any of Zane Grey’s books but I found a free download on Amazon for “Riders of the Purple Sage” so I’m going to give it a try.
Visitors can choose to visit one or both buildings. They’re shown by guided tour only but if you wish to spend more time a volunteer will be happy to accommodate you.
The museum is located in a pretty little park which has a 1/2 mile paved walking trail circling a small lake. The lake is filled with treated waste water and stocked with fish. Sounds appetizing. :- D
The cabin is accessible and the first floor of the museum are accessible. The second floor is accessed by a stair lift which I don’t like so we skipped it. The trail around the lake is accessible and there’s an accessible fishing dock.
RVs can be parked lengthwise across the parking spaces.
Museum 34.23265, -111.34436