River of Time Museum in Fountain Hills, Arizona

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    River of Time Museum

    River of Time Museum
    © Judy Hedding

    The L. Alan Cruikshank River of Time Museum offers a well-organized and attractive set of exhibits focused primarily on the geology of the Lower Verde Valley and the development of the area into present day Fountain Hills. During your visit you'll learn about the native people who inhabited the area and the prospectors who came looking for riches. You will see fantastic specimens of amethyst from nearby Four Peaks Mountain. At this museum you can also become familiar with the people who started local cattle ranches and see how Fort McDowell played a role here. Roosevelt Dam and Central Arizona Project allowed the valley to prosper by providing water, and modern-day planners created a vision for the growth of today's Fountain Hills. This museum is truly a treasure!

    L. Alan Cruikshank, whose name is included in the museum name, is a Fountain Hills resident who was instrumental in establishing the museum and gaining volunteer support.

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    Museum Details

    Summer Hours: Friday and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    Winter Hours: Tuesday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    River of Time Museum Admission (2015):
    Adults: $3
    Seniors: $2
    Children 5-12: $1
    Children under 5: free

    River of Time Museum Location:
    The River of Time Museum is at the same location as the library in the Fountain Hills Town Center Complex. The address is 12901 E. La Montana, Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268

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    Factoid: The Four Peaks Mine might very well be the largest amethyst mine in North America!

    All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.