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Goldfield Ghost Town

4650 N Mammoth Mine Rd, Apache Junction, Arizona 85219 USA

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“Gateway to the Legendary Superstition Mountains”

Come and visit Goldfield Ghost Town today! Walk down Main Street, explore the many shops and historic buildings. Tour the historic Mammoth Gold Mine and visit the Goldfield Museum. Pan for gold then take a ride on Arizona's only narrow gauge train. You'll also get to witness an old west gun fight performed by the famous Goldfield Gunfighters! Spend a fun filled day, rich in wild west history!

 Back in the 1890's Goldfield boasted 3 saloons, a boarding house, general store, blacksmith shop, brewery, meat market and a school house. Just when it looked like the town would outgrow Mesa, the vein faulted, the grade of ore dropped and the town died a slow painful death.

After several unsuccessful attempts to reopen the mines, the town did come to life again from 1910 on and off until 1926. After more than 115 years, travelers from all over the world still visit this gold mining town located on the historic Apache Trail and enjoy the excitement and grandeur of Arizona's wild west!

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Reviewed by
pjudson

  • 12 Reviews
  • 18 Helpful
May 23, 2017
Rated 5.0

Family fun! Took grandkids ages 6, 9 and 11. They loved the train, mine tour and mystery house. Ate lunch at Mammoth Saloon--good comfort food, friendly workers. All the shop merchants were eager to greet and help the kids. We learned a lot about Suspicious Mountain, three types of cacti and gold mining. Stop in at Mudslingers for an inexpensive souvenir...Goldfield is a 50 min drive from downtown Phoenix.

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Reviewed by
deniceanderson

  • 3 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
December 27, 2014
Rated 4.0

I really enjoy this place my grandparents used to take me all the time as a kid! You can go into the mine, panning for gold, ride a mini train, go horse back riding extra.

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Reviewed by
janyce.viero

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
August 17, 2014

Awesome place!

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Reviewed by
pjudson

  • 12 Reviews
  • 18 Helpful
May 23, 2017
Rated 5.0

Correction: superstition mountain not suspicious!! haha

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Reviewed by
karthickds

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
May 22, 2017
Rated 4.0

Wouldn't recommend train tour.

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Reviewed by
amberolson10

  • 6 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
January 27, 2016
Rated 5.0

Such a neat place to stop! if you like learning about the old west or mining you will love this old mining town

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Reviewed by
sonoranoel

  • 5 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
November 25, 2014
Rated 2.0

This place would be cool for the kids but otherwise it was pretty boring. Every little thing has a fee and it doesn't feel like an authentic ghost town at all.

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Goldfield Ghost Town

4650 N Mammoth Mine Rd
Apache Junction, Arizona
85219 USA

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