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Address: Mine Rd, Wickenburg, AZ
Phone Number: 602-859-2743
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Vulture Mine photo journey

I've been several times to the mine and each time I see more stuff than I had before. It is an interesting place to take photos. I would recommend the cooler months as the land... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Groebenzell, Germany
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Two hours of pure treat! With historical reference, passion and first-hand working knowledge of the mine, our tour guide Norman made history come alive with stories about Wells Fargo hold ups and thieves buried on the grounds, how the man cars were used, pointing out the identifying tag on the rusted 1938 Hudson automobile, the treatment of dead cacti, use... More 

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West Chicago, Illinois
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435 reviews 435 reviews
172 attraction reviews
344 helpful votes 344 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This Vulture Mine - what is left of the old - is awesome and a real treasure. But hurry to see it as it is truly falling down. Norm Chipps was our tour leader and you will be lucky if he is yours. He possesses a wealth of knowledge and he has collected a ton of information over several years... More 

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Groebenzell, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I've been several times to the mine and each time I see more stuff than I had before. It is an interesting place to take photos. I would recommend the cooler months as the land is still pretty wild. It is interesting to visit if you like to learn about history and see how things were 'way back when'. The... More 

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Hinton, Canada
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158 reviews 158 reviews
61 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The mine itself is closed but the area can be viewed and the old pit and surrounding equipment and location of one of the biggest, most profitable gold mines of 100 years ago is well worth taking a look at. The imagination can run wild and it's easy to imagine the mine in operation. Wickenburg was the mining town that... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Old dreams and old souvenirs, that's what the Vulture Mine visit reminded me of... The new owner welcomed the fifty some group that were there for the unique visit on Saturday at 8:30 AM. The sun was out and bright, the temperature perfect! Visitors have to sign a responsibility disclaimer, a waist of time..., and get a rose plastic band... More 

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London
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37 reviews 37 reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I had to write upon being a little bemused by other reviewers. 'Inturn' of 'Ohio' - have you not grasped the concept of checking details before making a long trip (and Phoenix to Wickenburg isn't exactly the continent). And, if it was shut the first time you went, did you not consider it might be a good idea to check... More 

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The time and days that you can visit change as of right now its Saturday morning at 8:30 or 9:30 (sorry I forgot). This is really a neat place if you like old west history. The tour guide is very good. The mine is back open and they are digging all around the old buildings and in time they might... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a mine abandoned in 1942 that is being brought back into production. Two main attractions: some cool ghost town buildings and tons of memorabilia in the "welcome center." And the tour itself is conducted by the new owner of the mine, and he does a great job of explaining the history, the rejuvenation of the mine, and the... More 

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Milford, Michigan
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257 reviews 257 reviews
71 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

we were in the area recently, and since we love all things of history, we visited. This place is very interesting, lot of artifacts everywhere. Amazing how it began and has been restarted a few times over the years as owners change and prices/technology changes. Hurry before the buildings slip away.

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Wellington, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Decided to go on the tour, The tour guide was very nice and knew his information. Not a bad tour, wish we could have actually gone into the mine, buildings are in fair shape. The only negative I have is that it was very hot that day, but then, it is end of summer in the desert, lol.The tour was... More 

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