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Take a day off and invite your significant other, friends, or family to Goldfield Ghost Town. Just 45 minutes away from downtown Phoenix, you’ll find this old mining town, which has been completely refurbished as a tourist attraction and includes a mine tour, rides, food, drinks, and shops.
Goldfield was a famous mining town in the 1890s and boasted three saloons, a boarding house, a general store, a blacksmith shop, a brewery, a meat market, and a schoolhouse. Sadly, the mines closed, and after several attempts to reopen them, the town was finally vacated in 1926.
Walk down Main Street and explore the many shops and historic buildings. The town includes a tour of the historic Mammoth Gold Mine, the Goldfield Museum, and a ride on Arizona’s only narrow-gauge train. There’s also an old west gunfight performed by the famous Goldfield Gunfighters!
The tour around the whole ghost, including the Mine, lasts about two hours. You can also spend a few hours having a bite at the Mammoth Steakhouse and Saloon and some wild cocktails.
You can find more details about the visit to Goldfield mine on their official website.
Where: 📍4650 N. Mammoth Mine Rd, Apache Junction AZ 85119
Located 4.5 miles N/E of Apache Junction.
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