Payson and Arizona’s Rim Country have long been a place of Native American Archeology, Western Heritage, and Old West Exploration. We invite you to take a tour of our museums and experience our rich historic past.
The Rim Country Museum complex consists of the oldest Forest Ranger Station and Residence still standing in the Southwest. Both structures were originally built in 1907 and then later re-built upon their original foundations. For more information click here.
The authentic replica of the Zane Grey Cabin is a tribute to the Father of the Western Novel who penned more than 60 books (13 in the Rim Country) and hundreds of short stories about the great American West. For more information click here.
The year was 1884. The families living in the Strawberry Valley, Yavapai County, and in Arizona Territory petitioned the County School Superintendent to establish a school. The petition was granted and District #33 in the Strawberry Valley was established. For more information click here.
To learn about the history of the area, these two museums offer a trip back in time. Rural life in Gila County is vividly depicted in these museums. For more information click here.