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Posted by on Feb 19, 2012 in Arizona, Travel | 0 comments

Goldfield Ghost Town

Our flight home from Arizona was out of Phoenix, so we headed back that way in the final leg of our trip. The last attraction in our destination was the Goldfield Ghost Town. There is a ghost town in Tucson, however, they charge $10.00 per person, and the actual town, much like Goldfield, is not very big. To ensure that we didn’t get ripped off, our trusty guide took us to the Goldfield Town instead, which is free!!

Goldfield is a great attraction for folks from the Northeast who would never get to see a real gold mining town otherwise. The history of the town is pretty cool, too! Goldfield is situated between the Superstition Mountains and the Goldfields Mountains, and became a gold mining settlement in the late 1800s. Because people were mining there, a town quickly sprang up, but after five years was deserted.

Goldfield stayed a ghost town until it was resurrected as an attraction in the 1980s. Basically, this place has gone from gold mine, to ghost town, to tourist attraction! The best part is, it’s free to visit!

The location has some very cool old authentic buildings, shops, a jail, a fake brothel, a church. The site also features the only narrow gauge railroad still in operation in all of Arizona. Tourists can go on gold mining tours, or just venture around the town.

Goldfield is a bite right out of history, it is so interesting to see!! This is definitely something you would never see in New Jersey, so it’s really cool to check out!! I would recommend it to anyone, just to see it! For more information, check out http://www.goldfieldghosttown.com/history.html

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