Goldfield Ghost Town, Apache Junction

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Get in touch with the spirit of the Old West at Goldfield Ghost Town, a historical former mining village brought back to life. When gold ore was discovered in the surrounding area in the 1890s, the boomtown quickly grew thanks to the influx of treasure-seekers and fortune-hunters heading out west. Though the town itself only really lasted about 5 years, you'll find that its saloons, shops, and other wooden buildings have been restored accurately. You can wander the streets and witness re-enactors dressed in period clothing taking part in daily activities and experience the occasional shootout (for show, of course), all while enjoying the mountainous Arizona landscape around you. Pay a visit to the saloon and restaurant to get a feel for the environment in which the town's residents would relax and interact. Be sure to check the website for information on special events and shows. Using our custom trip planner, Apache Junction attractions like Goldfield Ghost Town can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We took the tour of the mine and definitely enjoyed it. The exhibits are fun to see and are an interesting part of history. Unfortunately, the train was not working. 
    We took the tour of the mine and definitely enjoyed it. The exhibits are fun to see and are an interesting part of history. Unfortunately, the train was not working.  more »
  • We came out to Arizonia from PA, to visit my sister who recently moved across the country. We were based in the Arcadia area. After some research I stumbled across the Goldfield Mine Town on a Mom... 
    We came out to Arizonia from PA, to visit my sister who recently moved across the country. We were based in the Arcadia area. After some research I stumbled across the Goldfield Mine Town on a Mom...  more »
  • This was definitely a great choice to visit. I was sad that the train ride was not running when we visited, but the mine tour was pretty good, and the mystery shack was quite interesting! We went... 
    This was definitely a great choice to visit. I was sad that the train ride was not running when we visited, but the mine tour was pretty good, and the mystery shack was quite interesting! We went...  more »
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  • Pretty fun place! Lots to do and see. I like that you pay per experience and not a general admission. The zip line looks sketchy but it really isn't. We enjoyed the train ride and seeing all of the cacti around the little ghost town. We ate at the little stand towards the front of the park and the food was amazing. There were lots of fun little shops to browse. We really enjoyed the American Indian store they had some beautiful pieces of artwork inside. It was very hard not to buy everything!
  • This place is so AWESOME!!! A must do whether you're an Arizona native or just visiting. This place takes you literally back to the wild west with so much to see and do!!! Rich in history and the guides are very friendly and knowledgeable. They have Two dining options and one of them is yes of course, a saloon!!! They even have gun fights on the weekends!! Many things to buy too!!! I can't recommend this place enough!!!!
  • I’ve been here twice and both times were full of fun. I’ve been on the train ride and done the mine tour, I recommend both! The train ride was relaxing while the mine tour was a little creepy but also interesting, it’s actually a built replica of the actual mines that are flooded. There’s a graveyard in the left back side of the town, it’s a family plot of the owners if I’m not mistaken, it’s very beautiful and I wish I’d taken photos of it.
  • Neat little spot to check out for a few hours. Quite a few things closed but my boyfriend and I went today during the summer off season so it was understandable. But had fun walking around and taking photos. Being next to the mountain is beautiful. We loved the mine tour with Matt, he was AMAZING and it was our favorite part. We will definitely be booking him for a ghost tour in the fall. He was really knowledgeable about the town and let people ask questions on the tour. Matt is a Rockstar and great at what he does. Will definitely be coming back in the cooler weather with my kids and will be wanting Matt again for another mine tour when I bring the kids
  • A fun old western town tourist attraction for the family. There is free parking and no cost to visit. There are live western shows happening throughout the day on the street with live actors. Souvenir and art shops. Lots of other activities available on a pay-per-activity bases. Horse-back riding, train rides, reptile room, mine tour, jeep rides, etc. It was very busy on the day that we visited.

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