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Goldfield (Ghost Town), Apache Junction

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Ghost Town Historic Site
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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  • It was ok, took my Grandson (9). He said it was fun. 2 hrs there and Granny was broke lol. No entrance fee but pay to do any of the attractions. I would go back with out of town people if you were bor...  more »
  • Maybe it's an off time to visit, but we went mid-week in early June. Almost everything was closed, even the Museum! A couple shops were open, but other than that it was super boring and a waste of our...  more »
  • We are staying in Scottsdale AZ and made the 45 trip and it was well worth it. Our main question that we could not find an answer was are the buildings air conditioned as it is going to be 103 today. ...  more »
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  • Pretty views. Good place to walk around with the whole family. They also have a nice little train ride on property. If you like the old west, this is your place. The photo shop is great. Nice place to take visitors from out of town. Food is pricey I wouldn't recommend eating here. Take lots of water with you if you have kids.
  • Great place to take photos. Also an awesome little train ride that is education and the driver Bill is a friendly and knowledgeable fellow. The town looks like something right out of the old west. Also the lady clerk is super friendly she is the one that sells the train tickets. There is a zip line ride which was super fun but way way over priced, 12 dollars per person per ride is highway robbery. We stopped by for an ice cream which was pricey but nothing near the zip line cost. I'm much happier spending $9 for two ice cream cones on a hot day. Actually me and my girl couldn't get through it all in one day so we will have to go back and report more.
  • Goldfield is a fun, family friendly place to spend a few hours. There is is plenty of things to keep everyone interested and a few activities that are worth the drive. It was nice to get to hear a bit about mining history and Arizona. The venues seemed geared more towards entertaining children, and the staff seemed quite good at that. You'll find a few places to eat and have something to drink as well.
  • Had a great time with my family. Easy to find this place and lots to see. Spent a couple hours here and still didn't see everything. We did the zip line and the combo tour and enjoyed all of them. The mine tour is not hard to walk through at all.
  • This is a great family outing. We rode the train, panned for gold, met great people and had a blast. You can do as much or as little as you want in a day! Admission is free and the town folk are colorful and friendly. We have been many times now in the last three years and each time we find something we didn't see the last time. This place is just plain ole fun!