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Goldfield Ghost Town, Apache Junction
Categories: Ghost Towns, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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. Put Goldfield Ghost Town into our Apache Junction holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Apache Junction.
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Goldfield Ghost Town was almost entirely devoid of ghosts, and tourists when I visited. I took a rather disappointing ride on the train and then wandered from one end of the town to the other, and bac... read more »
There for 2 hour gold panning tour with "Apache Trail Tours". After tour was over we spent another few hours going through town and visiting the buildings. Lots to see lots to do.... Fun time.
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You can't beat the scenery! Love the authenticity of this old Western town! Have the Mammoth burger at the old Saloon! It was delicious! If you can't stand the heat, come in the Winter months October - May. Don't miss it! The Superstition Mountains are an incredible sight!
I like it, but I wish it had something more. I thought that it was a fun place to see when it was busy. They have little stores and places to take pictures. However, it is a bit too touristy, and when they don't have tourists they do not put an effort into making the experience memorable. If you go during off times there really isn't too many people here and the whole vibe just changes. I've gone both during their peak hours and during their slow hours and it's such a different experience each time. I did not have an exceptional visit during their off hours, but I did have a good time during their peak. It all depends on the time of day that you visit.
Back in my30's..my Uncle did a few gunfights...I sold my Kachina paintings..studied Cliff's Hopi..the best representative for correct Kachina Spirits.color .belts..stockin' leggings..sashes..gords..and switches...from Crow Mother.. It's a great place for all that love the the 'Superstitions..thats the jewel up there.. I'm Mesa Native 4th generation..Alta Brooks my Grandmother school teacher at Tortilla Flats
Fun for all. I live here and enjoy bringing my visiting guests here. The bakery and coffee shop is fantastic. The baked goods alone are worth the stop but the staff is even better. My daughter-in-law got a large iced coffee creation with whip cream and all the fixings. Her daughter accidentally spilled it on the porch. While we were cleaning it up the lady brought her a new one for no charge! The mine tour is fun and my grandkids loved the zipline. The western shootouts on weekends are a crowd pleaser.
Angela R. Hunt
I enjoy visiting Goldfield. No admission price, cool shops selling various goods including an excellent apothecary! The train ride and zip line, mine tour are fabulous fun. Food is great at both eateries.
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