Visit an old west wonderland, full of reenactments, wagon rides, activities, and western charm. Back in 1892, this was a thriving place – come discover its history.
Goldfield is perched on a small hill between the Superstition Mountains and Goldfield Mountains. Gold was discovered here in 1892, and the town quickly sprang to life. The first official post office opened on October 7, 1893, and new miners flooded in. Goldfield boomed alongside the supply of gold ore for five years, when the quality of the ore dropped. Miners moved on, the post office was discontinued on November 2, 1898, and Goldfield became a ghost town despite the presence of some tenacious miners who stubbornly tried to find a new vein of gold. All efforts were unsuccessful until the arrival of George Young, the secretary of Arizona and acting governor.
Young brought new mining methods and equipment and Goldfield slowly came back to life, briefly. A new mill and cyanide plant helped retain workers, but the town became a ghost town for good in the mid-1920s.
There’s no shortage of things to keep you and the family busy while in Goldfield. Get a bird’s-eye view on the Superstition Zipline, take a ride on the 1.5 mile route of the Superstition Narrow Gauge Railroad, or join a guided Goldfield Mine Tour for an underground peek at mining over 100 years ago. Enjoy a reenactment by the Goldfield Gunfighters, and prepare to be spooked and surprised at the Mystery Shack.
Town open daily, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saloon open daily, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
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Goldfield Ghost Town
4650 N Mammoth Mine Rd
Apache Junction, AZ 85119