Apache Junction, Arizona: Goldfield Ghost Town

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Goldfield Ghost Town

4650 N. Mammoth Mine Rd, Apache Junction, AZ
5 miles northeast of Apache Junction on Highway 88 (Apache Trail), just west of Lost Dutchman State Park at Mammoth Mine Rd.
Daily 10-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Tips for the gunfight, $4-$7 for the mine, $4-$6 for train, etc.
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Goldfield Ghost Town.

Goldfield Ghost Town
Gunfights and raucous old west fun are the norm at a replica 1890s ghost town, based on the mining boom version of Goldfield. Museums, mystery spot, train ride, and a kid-friendly brothel. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [10/22/2017]

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Goldfield Ghost Town

Very interesting place, as well as other places right in the area. We made the mistake of going in July however; don't do that, not much is open. We didn't know it was "monsoon" season (our own fault).

[Barbara Salazar, 11/17/2017]
Goldfield Ghost Town

Good place to visit. You can walk around for free or pay for the train and the mine tour. Keep going down the Apache Trail afterward to Tortilla Flats for a scenic ride and lunch.

[Butch David, 05/28/2010]

Goldfield saloon.

Goldfield Ghost Town

The site of a real 1890s ghost town built near the Mammoth Mine. The mine sputtered out after five years, and so did the town. Now it's a tourist stop between Apache Junction and Tortilla Flat, made up of reconstructed buildings built in the 1980s and '90s.

There are restaurants, shops, a church, a kid-friendly brothel, a small museum, a train ride, and a reptile exhibit. There's lots of old rusty mining equipment lying around, and there's a pretty decent mine tour -- ours was led by a knowledgeable guy with a really dry sense of humor.

Escorting a drunk to safety.

There's also an hourly street drama involving hookers, the town drunk, and bad guys that ends in a gunfight.

[Dean Jeffrey, 02/16/2008]

The original Goldfield ghost town burned down in 1942, thirty years after the local gold mine ran out of gold.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Elvis Presley Memorial ChapelElvis Presley Memorial Chapel, Apache Junction, AZ - < 1 mi.
Superstition Mountain MuseumSuperstition Mountain Museum, Apache Junction, AZ - < 1 mi.
Lost Dutchman MonumentLost Dutchman Monument, Apache Junction, AZ - 4 mi.
In the region:
Casa Grande Ruins, Coolidge, AZ - 32 mi.

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