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Zippo / Case Museum

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Address: 1932 Zippo Dr, Bradford, PA 16701-5414
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+1 814-368-1932
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00


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We invite you to visit the Zippo/Case Museum, where fans and collectors from across the globe gather to experience the rich history of these two American icons: the Zippo lighter and the Case knife. Explore the 15,000 square foot attraction that includes the world famous Zippo Repair Clinic and Zippo/Case Flagship Store. Enjoy a self-guided tour to learn the rich history of two American icons.

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A great find in Bradford

This was a great museum to visit in Bradford. Invited to tag along with the tour bus group that began just as we entered, we enjoyed the many wonderful stories of the founding of... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Sieglinde E
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Bethel, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This museum requires one to read a lot of entries on a wall. There is a display of Zippo lighters and Case knives, but nothing really stood out for us.

Thank Valerie O
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was a great museum to visit in Bradford. Invited to tag along with the tour bus group that began just as we entered, we enjoyed the many wonderful stories of the founding of Zippo lighters. A memorable history brought to life with fantastic showcases highlighting the history of zippo lighters in the armed forces, show business and the many... More 

Thank Sieglinde E
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We were exploring Western Pa. after our trip to Myrtle beach was preempted by Hurricane Matthew. We ended up in Bradford after visiting Kinzua Bridge Park. On our way to our next destination we stopped at the Zippo/Case museum. What a neat little place! Beautiful knives, and an amazing collection of lighters. The history of both companies was really interesting... More 

Thank terrylynnemj
Anna Maria Island, Florida
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80 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Stopped here on a recent trip to southern tier of Buffalo and saw the road sign. Decided to see the museum! It is free and self guided. Very informative about the history of both Zippo lighters, Case cutlery and the area of Bradford, PA. Very nice. If you are traveling through, it is worth the time to experience.

Thank Wendy B
Ashville, New York
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

A very entertaining and nice museum for Zippo Lighters and Case Knives! Really great items and very up to date! Great staff, clean throughout. Lots of lovely items for sale in the gift area! One of the nice things? It is Pet Friendly, so, my Yorkie, Addison was able to go into the museum with us. She was in a... More 

Thank Debbie F
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this after spending a random night in Bradford en route to Buffalo. Given that it was free, we thought we may as well pop in for a few minutes on our way out of town, but we were totally surprised by how engaging the museum was and by the high quality of the displays. It's a really... More 

Thank jeruha81
Tampa, Florida
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220 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I have to admit, I didn't expect much. It's a small museum, small company and a small industrial town. I was pleasantly surprised to find an excellent museum and a gift shop worthy of their fine products. There is a huge selection or Zippo lighters, Case knives and other goodies. The museum is great look at the history of both... More 

Thank George N
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Really cool place, filled with history of both the Zippo lighter and Case knife. They some really beautiful lighters for sale and also have a full compliment of Case knifes. The repair facility is very interesting, several folks fixing old and broken lighters and bringing them back to like new condition. Best thing about the whole thing is that there... More 

Thank Cliff B
Blairsville, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Always new things to catch your eye and some you missed before. WE usually stopped with friends that have never been here and watch as they discover part of Pa. history.

Thank Roy B
Toronto, Ontario
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76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

As we were en route to Virginia, we stopped by this little place for a rest and to see this famous Zippo lighter and Case Museum. What an amazing place. First the museum is free...you can meander through and if fortunate during the week day, you can look inside the work area where they make, repair and send out the... More 

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