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Established in 1893, Goldfield Ghost Town near Apache Junction, Arizona, is a historic Old West adventure destination reviving the mining and gold prospecting days of the past.

This unique little old town brimming with recreated early times type entertainment and fun for all ages touts it’s the “Gateway to the Legendary Superstition Mountains,” indicating its proximity to and extraordinary views of the infamous mountain range.

Attractions at Goldfield Ghost Town

Many exciting and fascinating tourist attractions live and breathe at Goldfield Ghost Town within Apache Junction, AZ’s city limits. The once-thriving mining town now named a ghost town caters to high adventure seekers with a zipline providing an aerial view of the Superstitions. There are train rides on a narrow-gauge railroad, goldmine tours, and jeep tours for the more casual explorers and sight-seers. As well as a reptile exhibit, gunfighter shows, shooting gallery, a historical museum, horseback riding, panning for gold, and even a tour of an Old West bordello.

Superstition Zipline | Superstition Narrow Gauge Railroad | Goldfield Mine Tours | Apache Trail Tours | Superstition Reptile Exhibit | Goldfield Gunfighters | Eagle Eye Shooting Gallery | The Mystery Shack | Goldfield’s Historic Museum | Superstition’s O.K. Corral Stables | Lu Lu’s Bordello at Goldfield | Gold Panning at Prospector’s Palace

Merchants at Goldfield Ghost Town

Shopping for the perfect Arizona souvenir, taking home a piece of the Old West, and experiencing the Southwest’s culinary contributions is abundant at Apache Junction’s Goldfield Ghost Town near the Superstition Mountains. Visitors can enjoy a variety of tasty sweet treats in the desert, including ice cream, homemade fudge, and old-time candy convections. Other noshable options include a full-service coffee cantina and bakery, burgers, hotdogs, refreshing cold drinks, and a salsa shop filled with spicy, mouthwatering, hot pepper filled delights of the Southwest.

Along with attending to your snack and refreshment needs, Goldfield Ghost Town offers unparalleled shopping experiences with local cultural treasures from the Southwest. Including an old-time photoshoot complete with all sizes of Victorian & Western-styled costumes, beautiful custom Native American turquoise & sterling silver jewelry, cacti & desert plants, hand-blown glass items, botanical organic handcrafted small-batch skincare, local artisan-made pottery, and imports from Mexico like blankets, dolls, knives, and metal artwork.

Time after Time | The Blue Nugget | Miner’s Grill & Ice Cream Parlor
The Living Desert | Mother Lode Mercantile | Coffee Cantina & Bakery | Border Town | Church on the Mount | Siphon Draw Apothecary | The Mudslinger Pottery | Gidy-Up Gourmet

Goldfield Ghost Town Grub | The Mammoth Steakhouse & Saloon

You’re bound to get a hankering for some good old fashioned grub while exploring Goldfield Ghost Town in Apache Junction, Arizona. With all the gun slingin’, gold diggin’, and all, it’s no wonder, you’re hungry and parched. The Mammoth Steakhouse & Saloon is onsite servin’ up your favorite fixins. Here’s a sampling of some menu options to please your palette.

  • Giant Mammoth Burger, a half-pound burger with pepper jack cheese, grilled onions, and mushrooms
  • BBQ Beef Sandwich served with fries
  • Deep-Fried Cod Filets served with baked potato, roll and vegetables or beans
  • 16-ounce T-Bone Steak served with baked potato, roll and vegetables or beans
  • Kid’s Grilled Cheese Sandwich served with fries and vegetable, “For little miners 12 years old or younger.”
  • Homemade Apple Dumplings with Ice Cream


Cowboy Dan (the grub slinger) can also accommodate your private party and cookout needs with The Mammoth’s onsite catering service.

Groups & Private Events at Goldfield Ghost Town

The folks at Goldfield Ghost Town grant a unique scenic indoor and outdoor venue and are ready to help with your special private event. With 7500 square feet of entertainment space, the Mammoth Steakhouse and Saloon at Goldfield Ghost Town can accommodate your celebration specifications and group size, by customizing packages that fit any occasion.

Goldfield Ghost Town Location & Hours

Discover the Old West’s grandeur at Goldfield Ghost Town off of Arizona State Route 88, the historic North Apache Trail, approximately four and a half miles from Apache Junction, AZ to the northeast.

The Merchants are open daily from 10 am to 5 pm, the Bakery is open from 9 am to 5 pm, and the Saloon’s hours are from 11 am to 9 pm. Be sure to call the venue when planning your travel to ensure certain attractions and shops you are interested in at Goldfield Ghost Town are officially open and available.

If you and the family are looking for a Wild West experience in the heart of the Arizona desert, Goldfield Ghost Town, with its not-too-far-away-from-modern-civilization locale, is ready to serve up some fun. Behold the breathtaking views of the Superstition Mountains to boot. Speaking of boots, don’t forget to strap those puppies on along with your ten-gallon lid and giddy up partner, yee-ha!

  • Sonda Hilario
    6 months ago
    Fun 1/2 day adventure. Very informative mine tour, the mystery shack is unique and fun however if you have vertigo or get dizzy easy beware. They have several places to eat and shop. We purchased really good smoothies. The location is sightly elevated with an incline. Although there is handicapped parking up front, the mine
  • Elise Rami
    2 weeks ago
    Much more enjoyable then I expected! Usually bring out of town guests here and it's always been nice. Good family day trip adventure. Beautiful views all around! Lots to do with a mine tour, mystery shack, Horseback riding, lunch in a saloon( good burgers), shopping, zip lining, a reptile exhibit and gun fights in the
  • ***LA*** Ham***
    11 months ago
    Such a fun place to spend the day on the way to Tortilla Flats. There are endless things to do in this larger amusement ghost town. Fully functioning town all the store fronts were full of merchandise with loyal of era shop owners willing to help you along the way. Really fun time enjoying all
  • Ari Nestlebaum
    a month ago
    Goldfield Ghost Town is a quaint, very Arizona kind of place that could as easily be a Hollywood set as it is a tourist attraction. It's worthwhile to get the combo pass there, which will guarantee you about an hour and change with the mine tour, the mystery box and the train ride. Past that
  • Shaun Mattila
    5 months ago
    Was expecting a tourist trap.. however it wasn't. No admission fee at the gate. Free parking. Everything was reasonably priced. I was...and more importantly, the kids were occupied for 5 hours. All of the staff and vendors were great. I laughed a lot at the tour guides. Absolutely worth the visit

Goldfield Ghost Town and Mine Tours Inc.
4650 N Mammoth Mine Road
Apache Junction, AZ 85119

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