Oatman, Arizona: Living Ghost Town - Burros and Gunfights
- Route 66, Oatman, AZ
- I-40 exit 44. Follow the signs for Oatman, 23 miles. From California, its about 30 miles east of Needles. Motorhomes will have problems coming from the Kingman, Arizona side due to the switchbacks. Long wheelbase vehicles should approach Oatman via hwy 95 from I-40 at the Topock exit at the AZ/CA border.
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Chaotic Old West street of wandering burros and free gunfights. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Living Ghost Town - Burros and Gunfights
What great fun! One of the best Roadside America attractions that I have visited. The town has a real charm that most tourist attractions lack nowadays. Really cool to see the burros casually mingling with all the people. One word of advice: if you are coming from Kingman, the road is treacherous! It's a winding road at the edge of a cliff with very narrow lanes.[Joel, 07/19/2014]
After bumping over the pass on a really dodgy road from the east side, coming on a traffic jam and a gob of tourists was very surreal. Donkeys were all over the place and not bothered by the cars at all. Have the ice cream.[tenkism, 05/22/2014]
Please do not feed carrots to the burros. The sugar in carrots causes the burros all kinds of health problems, and the wonderful town of Oatman and its people have been threatened with losing their burros and having them relocated. I have attached a picture that shows the fatty tumors on the neck of one of the burros. Please help to keep the burros in Oatman![Jessica K, 07/11/2012]
Oatman's burros have become fat from all the treats -- and not just carrots -- fed to them by visitors. The town has launched a campaign to discourage tourists from feeding the burros, much like Yellowstone has for years discouraged visitors from feeding bears.
Tons of burros everywhere! Great ice cream! Awesome time![Jon And Alli, 06/30/2012]