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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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  • Cute little town where you can buy little trinkets. The children loved it plus it was so hot that day, we all deserved some yummy ice cream.  more »
  • This is not an old ghost town. This is a recent tourist stop built too look old. They did a nice job of it and you came this far, so what the hell. In the old days miners paid highly for the supplies ...  more »
  • Visited this place years ago with our daughter. My hubby and I stopped by on our way to Canyon Lake. Lots of sweet memories!! Kids love this place and it was fun for us as adults too to walk around an...  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 learn a bit about local gold mining, good food "excellent prickly pear margaritas" nice train ride "we missed this time".... they close up train about 4pm. Many great photo opportunities. Great helpfull staff. Want a real adventure..... when leaving pull out go left follow road past tortilla flats onto dirt road to globe AZ great fun and experience tie the whole trip into an amazing day starting right here in Goldfield!
  • 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.

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