Goldfield Ghost Town, Apache Junction

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#1 of 17 in Historic Sites in Central Arizona
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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  • This has been my 3rd time here so Ive seen it all. But what was the first for me was to eat at the Saloon. My whole family and I were disappointed, I guess walking in and passing a woman who made a co...  more »
  • Reconstructed old west "ghost town". Fun experience for those visit AZ for first time. The attraction is very much geared toward souvenir hunting. There is a saloon and restaurant on sight. Kids and a...  more »
  • Fairly authentic gold town with lots of old equipment to view, no r your and train ride around the town site. Live gunfight o n the hour starting at noon . Free parking and most of the site is open at...  more »
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  • We took some of our family here who were visiting from out if town. It was such a fun place to walk around and take pictures. We really appreciated the fact that you didn't have to pay to get in. We were able to participate in a lot of activities because we didn't have to pay an entrance fee for everyone. The zipline was fun and was great for older age kids. The shops had some great little souvenirs that my kids picked out. The kids loved the shooting gallery. My family had a blast! Definitely bringing my kids back soon for another day trip.
  • We visited on a Saturday and we're pleasantly surprised to find out that there were shootout reenactments in the street. Then, I discovered one of the shops there sells hot pepper plants, so I was also able to pick up a Carolina Reaper plant to grow, and some Carolina Reaper seed pods to cook with. Finally, to tell the whole thing off, we decide to finish our trip off in the saloon. Little did we know that there was live country music being performed on the back patio. We step outside to enjoy the beers there, and are invited up to the stage shortly thereafter to sing with the performer. All in all, this can be a really fun place.
  • With no “Price of Admission” one might not expect much, however, Goldfield delivers in all spades. There are several attractions here each with their own admission fee so you’re only paying for what you want to do. The town and it’s shops are top notch reproductions that really give the look and feel of the town they are portraying. With gunfights down main street on the hour starting at high noon it’s a cheap and enjoyable experience for those in the area. Oh, don’t miss the Mystery house...I won’t say more but trust me!
  • We had a very nice visit to the Goldfield Ghost town. Loved the train tour, the Engineer/tour guide was very knowledgeable and extremely nice. Loved the Gift store, it had many toys I remembered playing with as a child and old fashioned candy. Also delicious fudge
  • Had a nice time in Goldfield ghost town today. We camped in Lost Dutchman State Park nearby and drove over to pass some time. I was pleasantly surprised by the humble small businesses and the pleasant shop owners. I missed a couple interesting things including the mine tour which I'd like to see another time. I recommend it to anyone in the area.

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