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Vulture Gold Mine

Mine Rd, Wickenburg, AZ
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Ranked #4 of 6 Attractions in Wickenburg
Type: Mines, Cultural
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Type: Mines, Cultural
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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201 reviews 201 reviews
57 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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