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Address: Mine Rd, Wickenburg, AZ
Phone Number: 602-859-2743
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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
Groebenzell, Germany
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Dubuque, Iowa
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63 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Seriously, it is only open on Saturday's at 9:30 am and the gates close again at 10:00 am. It would be nice if it is an "attraction" to be open more. Wasted time & effort.

1 Thank nvrenuf379
Atlanta, GA
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70 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I'll admit to being fascinated by ghosts (and, I suspect, the Special Effects techs) on TV shows. I have had some experiences that I can't explain and don't really want to. But as I toured this ghost town on the way to the long closed Vulture Gold Mine I was drawn to the old building where gold and silver had... More 

2 Thank Linda T
Casa Grande, Arizona
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

You can only tour this place at 9am on Sat. We did not get into town until mid afternoon so no tour for us. Easy to find and looked cool from outside looking in.

1 Thank 814AZ
Scottsdale, Arizona
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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 With historical reference, passion and first-hand working knowledge of the mine, our tour guide Norman made history come alive with stories about Wells Fargo hold ups and thieves buried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 

2 Thank Josephine B
West Chicago, Illinois
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667 reviews
266 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 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 

1 Thank sue o
Groebenzell, Germany
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

1 Thank lilbamboo
Hinton, Canada
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223 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 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 

1 Thank MonikaDery
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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97 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 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 

2 Thank lapinjano
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40 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 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 

2 Thank Jane M
Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

1 Thank Eric S

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