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Address: 56 Folklore Trail, Hereford, AZ 85615
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+1 520-378-6165
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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A Hidden Gem

The Arizona Folklore Preserve is a hidden gem near the end of the road in Ramsey Canyon, along a seasonal stream and huge Sycamore trees. They feature western folk music on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Kirk S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Arizona Folklore Preserve is a hidden gem near the end of the road in Ramsey Canyon, along a seasonal stream and huge Sycamore trees. They feature western folk music on weekends for most of the year. Dolan Ellis is the backbone of the theater. We have attend 6 concerts in the last year, each a fun and reasonably priced... More 

Thank Kirk S
Benson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I have gone many times to the shows in this intimate quaint theater where you are up and close to the entertainers. There is a new show every weekend. They are only open for shows on Saturdays and Sundays. The shows are at 2 p.m. The resident artist is Dolan Ellis who is the State Balladeer for Arizona. You can... More 

Thank sydette
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Check out Arizona Folklore Preserve's website to see who will be performing there in the upcoming weeks. Many special, niche, Western performers can be seen and heard there that can't be found easily elsewhere. And, the tickets are only $15/person and there's not a bad seat in the house.

Thank Donna V
Hereford, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

great music by famous folks. I sat in the balcony and was able to see. Doesnt matter who's singing, all are good!

Thank Kathy M
Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

I've visited the Preserve a number of times over recent years. Most recently, I spent 6 weeks in Cochise County and didn't miss a weekend concert. Talented musicians who share their experiences,, knowledge of the state and amazing virtuosity for a nominal price. The setting is awesome, the volunteers gracious and the gift shop delightful. For an Old West treat,... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Dolan Ellis, named the AZ Balladeer for over 50 yrs., (and an original member of the Christy Minstrels) continues to entertain at the AZ Folklore Preserve with his western songs and lore of Arizona. You're reliving the state's history through his stories of it's famous, and many 'unknown' but marvelous characters and events here. A beautiful setting w/delightful volunteers!

Thank 11jjb
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

Great place to visit and relax, that has some awesome talent to preform there. Michael Grande is a local treasure that certainly brings the house down! If you want to enjoy a Michael Grande concert, get there EARLY, because tickets sell out QUICKLY! If you're withing 100 miles of his performance: DON'T MISS MICHAEL GRANDE!

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Mohave Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

Our first visit to the Preserve and saw Sonoran Dogs perform. Great concert! The volunteers who help run this place have done an excellent job! Would love to go again in the future. I do not smoke, however, be aware smoking is not permitted on the property. And please, if you do smoke in your car, don't throw the cigarette... More 

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Southern AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2014

The setting is tranquil and has beautiful forest views. I have usually been here for meetings, and food served was very good.

Thank AZTravelLady
Fahaheel, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014 via mobile

$15 every fall and winter. Cozy atmosphere with small set and attractive cowboy themed designs. Great music with banjo guitar washtub and voice. Need more cowboy poetry though. Don't miss it Its next to the conservatory


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