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Vulture Gold Mine

Mine Rd, Wickenburg, AZ
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Ranked #12 of 19 attractions in Wickenburg
Type: Mines
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

A great look back into the mining history of old west. Discovered by Henry Wickenburg it reeks of history and conjures up ghosts of time long gone.

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Phoenix wouldn't be the city it is without Vulture Mine. The gold that came out of this mine was how Phoenix got its start. The mine does not currently do tours but it is a nice drive out Vulture Mine road. You can see a lot of the old buildings from the road.

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Unfortuately there is only one tour early on Sat. mornings. This is a piece of history that is a must. Very interesting and gives a glimpse into the life of a miner and a gold mine. Try to make it a stop on your visit.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The Vulture mine is open again due to the new mining going on in the area - they have cleaned up a lot of the mine, but you can't view most of the buildings in the area as they are off the tour path. The assay lab (which, looking at photos taken prior to the previous owners taking over the... More

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Ohio City, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Why bother-should be open all the time but is not-check before you drive there-came twice and closed both times and its no short drive from phoenix--i found out open on Saturdays only--wow --Big deal.....

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Prescott, Arizona
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We had a fun afternoon at the Vulture Mine. Took my very favorite photograph there of some old Levi's hanging on a wall. The attraction could use a lot more educational information and descriptions of the history and remains that are on the property, but it was still fun walking through the property.

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Prince George, Canada
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15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We recently did a tour of the Vulture Mine in Wickenburg Arizona. The tour was easy and made extremely interesting by the knowledgeable tour guide. She brought the history and the entire venue back to life for everyone who attended. The tour is only a few hours in length and easy walking for everyone. There were a number of children... More

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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

History buffs and people who are interested in ghost towns and mining will LOVE this tour but even if you aren't into that you will still find this to be a great experience with fun, knowledgable great guides who know the area and the mine very well! I highly recommend this tour!

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Lake Worth, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

Lots of things to look at. Old town feel. Beautiful views and picturesque scenes. Friendly people running the show. All in all a good time. A little humorous as they had mock graves with silly names but historical points.

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Wickenburg, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Very informative tour. Should visit their website before you go to make sure when their tours start and stop. Vulture MIne is very historic.

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