The town of Pinetop-Lakeside has several facilities available to our residents and visitors. If you need additional information, visit the Pinetop-Lakeside government website.
A Quick Reference List of Town Facilities
The Pinetop-Lakeside Historical Society Museum is now open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The museum invites you to view its Centennial Display and many other areas that you will find very interesting. In the VFW display, see the U.S. flag that was flown during the Nuremburg Trials in Germany, which is now over 70 years old. More and more items and photos will be added during the summer. The museum is located at 1973 Jackson corner or Niels Hansen and Jackson. Although admission is free, they operate by donation. Special group tours are conducted by appointment.
Other Area Museums and History Facilities
Apache County Historical Museum
Located in St. Johns, the Apache County Historical Museum offers a glimpse into the history of the area. The museum traces the inhabitants of the region, beginning with dinosaurs that lived along the banks of the Little Colorado River. Ancient primitive cultures that made their homes here are also featured. There is information about the Spanish explorer Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, who with his expedition, crossed the river near St. Johns in 1540. Some of the descendants of the conquistadors ultimately settled here. Later, in the 1880’s pioneer families arrived from the East and resettled the area, calling it St. Johns.
Little House Museum
Located west of Springerville, the museum features an authentic presentation of ranching, outlaw, and pioneer history. A truly unique museum nestled in the majestic canyon walls of the Little Colorado River, The Little House Museum boasts a collection of local history including, photos and mementos marking the passage of time and style of life in Arizona. The newly restored Husley House offers visitors a close look into a way of life long lost.
Pioneer Home Tours
Snowflake and Taylor have more than 45 historic homes listed on the National Historic Homes Registry. Pioneer families brought with them a sense of elegance while settling in the rugged West. With Victorian influence and a practical approach, these homes were handcrafted and built in Arizona when the state was in its infancy, and in some cases, still a territory. Guided tours are available throughout the year, with more frequent tours in the summer.
Madonna of the Trail
The Madonna of the Trail is one of 12 statues erected across the country in the 1930s to honor the spirit of the pioneer woman. The 12-foot cast sculptures are monument sized and a popular draw for American art history buffs. One of these rare sculptures was placed in Springerville on Main Street.