Rim Country Museum


This lakeside museum is the only real sight in Payson, with exhibits that illustrate the native, pioneer and resource-extraction history of the region. Highlights include a replica of a blacksmith shop and a walk-through of the Zane Grey Cabin, faithfully rebuilt here after the author's original homestead burned in the 1990 Dude Fire. You can only check out the museum and cabin on a guided tour.

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