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Vulture Ghost town

We live in Arizona and have for a few years. Our hobby is to visit ghost towns and vacant... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2017
davidswearengins
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Maricopa, Arizona
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Step Back in Time

Fun and informative trip. It was like stepping back in time to see the old buildings and mining... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2017
Apwa1968
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Dothan, Alabama
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Reviewed February 8, 2019

Vulture Gold Mine is dusty, rusty site. Park at the entrance and walk up a dirt road past rusty mining and farm equipment. Several original decaying buildings line the road. The bordella, yes bordella, the miners needed some entertainment, had the original spring bed frames....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Lindalee193
Reviewed February 5, 2019

It’s quite pricey to get into this place. No guided tours. There’s a lot to see there and real authentic artifacts but without a little history. Needed someone to take me around. The drive out to the mind is incredible.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank joycez771
Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

It was a nice drive out to Vulture city mine, that’s about all. We arrived at the main bldg, met by a young man charged us $15 each on a Thursday morning. We ask what all there was (we could see just a few old...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank rita w
Reviewed December 13, 2018

Excellent tour with real history of the mine and the people that made it happen. Time well spent and the mystery of the lost Dutchman mine is solved. I won’t give it away you have to take the tour! Take the guided tour it is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank raymondd147
Reviewed October 19, 2018

The scenic drive to this location is worth almost as much as the self-guided tour. The vulture mine tour gives you a good look at how hard it was for the minors of the 1863 era, the living conditions of the time and the equipment...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank scubadadwest
Reviewed March 27, 2018

This is a really cool old gold mine. Lots of history here with artifacts from the old days. Well worth the $10.00 admission fee.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Ron H
Reviewed February 1, 2018

We went to the Vulture Gold mine expecting more than we should have. The tour was self guided. You pay $10 Monday through Friday for the walking tour of the facilities. On the weekend there is a guided tour for $15. You receive a map...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Arnold B
Reviewed January 13, 2018

Very interesting and the guide knew what she was talking about. She was very knowledgeable in history, mining and gold recovery. It was a good tour and we would recommend it to even the seasoned geologist.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank skierVail_Colorado
Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

We live in Arizona and have for a few years. Our hobby is to visit ghost towns and vacant buildings. Vulture is an abandoned ghost town but privately owned. You need to make reservations to have the owner open up the gate so you can...More

Date of experience: May 2017
7  Thank davidswearengins
Reviewed March 30, 2017

Fun and informative trip. It was like stepping back in time to see the old buildings and mining equipment. It is worth the short drive there.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Apwa1968
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