Rim Country Museum, 1 mi. w. on Main St. from jct. SR 87, then just n. to 700 S. Green Valley Pkwy., is comprised of several historic structures. A replica of the turn-of-the-20th-century Herron Hotel contains exhibits about the ancient cultures that developed around the Mogollon Rim as well as a 1908 kitchen, blacksmith shop and gold mine. Payson's original forest ranger's station and residence, built in 1907, depict the life of the forest ranger. Firefighting equipment also is featured. The 40-acre Green Valley Park neighbors the museum.
Picnicking is permitted.