Goldfield Ghost Town, Apache Junction

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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  • It's a fun place but hold onto your wallet. The train ride is fun, as long as you are fine with a tractor dressed up as train. The mine tour want actually a real mine. Kinda fake. Instead visit a real mine if you get a chance. Bought tickets for the mystery house but couldn't get in because it was too busy. No refunds folks. So be warned, it's a tourist trap.
  • Great little "ghost-town". Lots to do. Take the mine tour. Skip the reptile exhibit. The shooting gallery is fun for $1 a pop. The train ride around the town is nice and you get to learn the history of Goldfield. The cowboy restaurant is very pricey. The little ice cream shop is cool. There's a few nice gift shops, and some very expensive ones.
  • Ghost Town....should just be named “Tourist Trap” Thankfully walking on the ground is free. By everything you have to pay for. My 4 yr old enjoyed the shooting gallery. The ice cream was good. Lots of activities to do, lots of money to spend. NOT A GHOST TOWN! There is nothing absolutely NOTHING scary about this place. My child was VERY disappointed to hear that Ghost Town was in fact NOT a ghost town at all.
  • This ghost town is a must visit no matter where you live. It has great attractions and the food was superb. We loved the reptile exhibit. The lady was well educated and had some of the worlds best collection of reptiles. The Viper was super active and pretty awesome to visit.
  • This place is so much fun! We just pulled over at it unplanned and we got sucked in to five hours of adventure and learning. The mystery house is super trippy and mind blowing. Tons of cool Lagos and good food. A really cool historical rebuild of a mining town. I highly recommend stopping by. Bring cash if you'd like to do some tours, about $9 each.
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