Goldfield was founded 1892, when the first gold was found in this area.
Situated between the Superstition Mountains and the Goldfield Mountains, a town soon sprang up.
In 1893 the town received its first official post office.
For five years the town boomed about 1.500 people lived in the burgeoning city. There were grocery stores, brothels, bars a church and a school.


Today, Goldfield is filled with authentic looking, but restored buildings. Numerous shops and buildings include a brothel, bakery, leather works, a jail, livery, and more. The dirt road through town is filled with people in period costume, horses and wagons, and sometimes authentic gunfighter presentations. It’s fun for the whole family.
The area includes an underground mining tour, and the only narrow-gauge railroad in operation in Arizona.



Name of the Roadside Attraction: Goldfiled
Parking:yes, a big lot outside of the town
Time required:1-2 hours
Descripton:In 1890′s Goldfield had 3 saloons, a boarding house, general store, blacksmith shop, brewery, meat market and a school house.
Next town:Phoenix, AZ
Findable:easy - next to the road
Fee area:no - just for the train rides
Giftshop: yes - many
Food or drinks: yes - several restaurants
Kind of attraction: Ghost Town (Mining Town)
Best time to vistit: spring

   How to find

Address: 4650 N Mammoth Mine Rd, Apache Junction, AZ 85119, USA
Directions: From Phoenix take Highway 202. At the intersection with Highway 60 take the exit on Hwy 60 East. Leave Hwy 60 in Apache Junction onto Hwy 88. Follow the Road to North. After a short time you have reached the Ghost Town.
Opening Hours: 24/7 - most of the shops/restaurants are open from 10-5.
Last visited: November 2015