How to Spend a Day in Goldfield Ghost Town

How to Spend a Day in Goldfield Ghost Town

Admin | December 4, 2023 @ 12:00 AM

If you're looking for a unique experience in Apache Junction, spending a day in Goldfield Ghost Town is a must. But before we delve into this captivating destination, let's talk practicality. Are you in need of some extra space to store your belongings, or perhaps a secure place to park your RV, car, or boat? Anytime Storage at 11342 East Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ, 85120, has got you covered. With storage units ranging from 4x4 to 18x18, and parking spaces for RVs, cars, and boats from 9.5x11 to 12x30, we have the perfect storage unit for you. Additionally, our facility's top-notch security features can give you peace of mind while you're out exploring. And remember, it's always a good idea to store any valuable items securely, especially when embarking on a day-long outing.

Morning Explorations

Goldfield Ghost Town offers an authentic experience of what life was like in a bustling mining town during the late 19th century. Start your day by exploring the historic Main Street, with its quaint wooden storefronts and period-specific decorations. You'll find an array of shops selling local goods, antiques, and more. Take a little extra time to explore the Goldfield Museum, where you can learn about the town’s history and the legend of the Lost Dutchman’s gold mine. There's also a working blacksmith on-site, offering an immersive glimpse into 19th-century craftsmanship. Don't miss out on photo opportunities with the vintage cars and carriages scattered around the town.

Midday Activities

By now, you're probably feeling peckish. Head over to Mammoth Saloon for some classic American grub. Once refueled, it's time to enjoy the more adventurous activities Goldfield has to offer. Try your hand at panning for gold or take an underground guided tour in the actual Goldfield Mine. This is not only educational but also adds a bit of excitement to your day. If you're more of an outdoor enthusiast, there are horseback tours available that provide scenic views of the Superstition Mountains. Additionally, if you're traveling with kids, there's a mini-golf course set in a mining camp backdrop. For a unique experience, take a ride on Arizona's only narrow-gauge train, complete with a conductor offering historic tales.

Afternoon Sessions

Goldfield isn't just a set of dilapidated buildings; it's a living history museum. In the afternoon, enjoy live demonstrations of the printing press, candle making, and even old-timey shootouts. For a special treat, hop on the narrow-gauge train that circles the town. This 20-minute ride offers insights into the region’s mining history, as well as some incredible photo opportunities. The train ride is an excellent activity for families and is wheelchair accessible. You can also check out the reptile exhibit to learn about the various critters native to the Arizona desert. 

Evening Activities

As the sun sets, you may be wondering what’s left to do. Goldfield offers spooky after-dark activities like ghost tours that add an eerie but entertaining layer to the town’s lore. If you're not in the mood for thrills, settle in for a hearty meal at the saloon, often accompanied by live music, rounding out a day full of both excitement and relaxation. Don't miss out on the nightly gunfights or storytelling sessions, a perfect way to conclude your day. And if you find yourself lost in the town’s ambiance, you can even take a moonlit tour, offered on special occasions.

Goldfield Ghost Town offers a perfect blend of history, adventure, and entertainment for a day out in Apache Junction. From morning explorations to evening ghost tours, you're sure to have a memorable experience. Just remember, if you need storage unit before or after your trip, Anytime Storage is here to assist you. Our convenient location and flexible options make it easy to fit your storage needs into a busy day of adventure. With a variety of activities that appeal to all age groups, Goldfield truly has something for everyone.

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