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Goldfield Ghost Town

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This abandoned old mining town, which has been refurbished as a tourist attraction, includes a mine tour, rides and shops.
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4650 N Mammoth Mine Rd, Apache Junction, AZ 85119-9465
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This was a really neat trip with a stunning backdrop! There is tons to do for the whole family. Parking and admission are free but you pay per attraction that you want to see. My daughter is a reptile fan so she really enjoyed the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Thanks, Smokey for a very informative tour. If you have time do the hour tour. So much to learn. I always wondered what they were burning in those tipis in the desert!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jannord
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a great place to visit. Parking and admission to the grounds is free. You just pay for individual activities (train ride, museum, food, shooting gallery, etc). A great atmosphere and fun place to take photos. Easy to get to. Continue up Hwy 88 for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dkchef
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited Goldfield Ghost Town with our kids and grand daughter - free admission is nice . Rode the train and learned about the gold rush history of this area. The ghost town is full of little stores and things to see as well. Tons of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank shelleybaier
Reviewed 1 week ago

Check it out if you're out here. Alot of neat buildings, shopping and a great view of Superstition mountains.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mobile203230
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

with crowds of tourists walking around you do not get a feeling you are in the ghost town, but still it is a pleasant walk through remaining you of scenes from western movies. Plenty of things to do with kids

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hitulu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you haven’t been to a hover town before it is quite a site to see. They have rebuilt most of the building to exact replicas of what they were. It’s a nice little day trip with cute shops and I recommend at least going...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank leah0109
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed this place the first time I went many years ago, had to go back and take my kids when I was in Phoenix. Free to park, free to walk around, did the shops and did some panning for gold. Kids enjoyed the panning....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank drblue30
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to visit Goldfield Ghost Town for the day. Short drive from our hotel and we arrived into a different era. Started by exploring the town, the snake/reptile exhibit is a must. The lady in front was super nice and answered all of our questions...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kevinhwa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a few hours, after visiting another nearby attraction, and I was pleasantly surprised at how fun it was. We didn't take the mine tour, but we did wander around the 'old west town' shops. We had a nice lunch, and enjoyed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Geoffrey Y
April 22, 2018|
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Response from Shimmer1176 | Reviewed this property |
they did allow me to take our small dog but I dont know if that is a policy or just a nice driver. most of the areas there were pet friendly but not all.
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dimarkb2018
March 19, 2018|
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Response from 606rayp | Reviewed this property |
The pic itself I think was about $40-45, but I got copies (parents) as well as a very western frame. (Weathered wood, barbed wire and a horse shoe). So the actual cost was kind of lost in the total, lol. I was on a roll... More
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March 2, 2018|
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Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
I think 2-3 hours is more than sufficient as suggested by others. You can shorten the time if you opt out of the train ride which circumnavigates the town itself. The narrative on the train about the gold mining that went... More
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kcowley
sandy, utah
Best western/ghost town experience with young children (2 Replies)
(FYI: I'll be posting this in both the Phoenix and Tucson forum since there's western towns in both areas.) We'll be flying to Arizona next week and staying with my son's family in Chandler. They have girls, age 3 and 5, and a newborn. On one day we're going to take a day trip to the Tucson area. My son, who will be moving from Arizona this summer, would be interested in seeing Tombstone before they go but it's 2 hours 37 minutes from their home and I don't think we'd have time to see...More
February 26, 2016|
Response fromCandi O|
You will definitely need transportation. We are very spreadout area. As far as I'm concerned I would skip tombstone completely. They have so much commercialized it's that it is not near as much fun as it used to be and does not really resemble much of a ghost town. You even have to pay to get into the big hill cemetery now. That used to be free you just walk through it. There are so many more things to see in Arizona that are so much more valuable then a commercialized place like that where...More
TurtlemomMiami
Miami
Is this doable? (19 Replies)
Is day 3, 4 & 5 doable & if not – what would you suggest or how would you break it down. On day 4 - I would like to go on the Apache Trail but after reading all the posts is making me a little nervous. What else would you suggest? ======================================================================== Day 1 – fly into Phoenix early evening Day 2 - Scottsdale & Old Town Scottsdale Day 3 - Flagstaff - Montezuma Castle - Sunset Crater Volcano & Wupatki Nat’l Monuments ...More
July 15, 2013|
Response fromCharlie T|
Are you planning on doing all these as day trips?
jjisverygood
Los Angeles, CA
Where do I find a 1-hour of horseback riding on Apache Trail (2 Replies)
I am planning to go to the Goldfield ghost town and the Dutchman park nearby, as well as might be the canyon lake. Do they have 1 hour horseback riding there? how much is it??
August 14, 2007|