Goldfield Ghost Town, Apache Junction

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Get in touch with the spirit of the Old West at Goldfield Ghost Town, a historical former mining village brought back to life. When gold ore was discovered in the surrounding area in the 1890s, the boomtown quickly grew thanks to the influx of treasure-seekers and fortune-hunters heading out west. Though the town itself only really lasted about 5 years, you'll find that its saloons, shops, and other wooden buildings have been restored accurately. You can wander the streets and witness re-enactors dressed in period clothing taking part in daily activities and experience the occasional shootout (for show, of course), all while enjoying the mountainous Arizona landscape around you. Pay a visit to the saloon and restaurant to get a feel for the environment in which the town's residents would relax and interact. Be sure to check the website for information on special events and shows. Using our custom trip planner, Apache Junction attractions like Goldfield Ghost Town can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It was cute and gave you some idea of what a mine town would have looked like in its hey day. We found the mine tour informative (even though it’s a reproduction) and we liked the Museum as well. The....  more
    It was cute and gave you some idea of what a mine town would have looked like in its hey day. We found the mine tour informative (even though it’s a reproduction) and we liked the Museum as well. The....  more »
  • A great place to look around, especially for kids. You can have lunch or other food at several venues, there is a train ride ( $$) and more 
    A great place to look around, especially for kids. You can have lunch or other food at several venues, there is a train ride ( $$) and more  more »
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  • Fun 1/2 day adventure. Very informative mine tour, the mystery shack is unique and fun however if you have vertigo or get dizzy easy beware. They have several places to eat and shop. We purchased really good smoothies. The location is sightly elevated with an incline. Although there is handicapped parking up front, the mine tour & mystery shack are only accessible if you are able to walk per the tour guide. No real access if you have a wheelchair. It didn't look like there was room for a wheelchair on the train ride either. So you're limited to pretty much walking through the town, which is still interesting, and free. There isn't much seating or shade around the town to sit and linger so be prepared to do quite a bit of standing and walking. Also bring water unless you want to pay an exorbitant price for it in the town. Overall it is a fun place to take family & friends when they come to visit. I would recommend going earlier in the day when the temperature is cooler.
  • Super cool place to go visit. Most of the little town is just souvenir shops. There’s 2 restaurants there a steakhouse and a burger/hot dog type place. Lots of extras to do for a cost. Jeep tours, horseback riding, small zip line $12, train ride $10 (only about 10 minutes around the little town), museum tour $7, mine tour. Just make sure to go on the website to check prices and If you need reservations for stuff, otherwise it’s just walking around shops, but still fun. Really historic and cool place. There was lots of parking, all walking on dirt, I’d suggest closed toe shoes, and in the summer it gets very hot with not much shade.

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