Fun Travel To Apache Junction AZ – Ghost Town

 

Fun Travel To Apache Junction AZ – Ghost Town

Traveling to Apache Junction, AZ is so fun!

The ghost towns to visit are amazing and are so real! See My Photos

Vacation-travel-AZ-Ghost-townI went to AZ to visit my sister. She lives in Apache Junction. She took me to Superstition Mountain and the Ghost Town nearby. They have shops you can buy souvenirs in. And places to eat. I bought some souvenirs to bring home to my kids. The place we went to eat had saddles to sit on at the bar. We just had some hamburgers and Pepsi.

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On the walls, there were dollar bills, on every single wall! Thousands! They had the state written on them from where the person was from that taped theirs on. There were dollar bills with every state written on them!  In the restroom, they had these pictures on the outside of the door, so you stand behind it and show your face.  You’ll see my sister on that one.

 

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The majestic monolith of Superstition Mountain is the world-famous icon that separates urban luxury and wilderness adventure.  At 3,000 feet high, Superstition Mountain seems to stand guard protecting the lore, myths, stories past and the spectacular Superstition Wilderness that still belongs to yesterday.

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In the picture above is a hanging fake, of course, man.  That’s my friend that went with us. The Jail was so tiny. I was so surprised at that. I guess they didn’t have very many prisoners at a time, back then.

az-jail-travelIf you’re the outdoor hiker type, you can meander with nature. Hike the endless wilderness trails, look for the Lost Dutchman’s Goldmine and even happen-stance upon exposed ancient Indian artifacts. Maybe even come face-to-face with a bobcat, mountain lion, javelina, coyote and sometimes a black bear if you to penetrate really deep into the Superstition Wilderness.

For those that prefer a poolside lounge with a Margarita and envious views, the base of the Superstition Mountain offers resort luxury and fantasy championship golf. The Gold Canyon Golf Resort comes to mind where the night skylines of Metro Phoenix area are amazingly beautiful.

 

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az-vacation-sunset_dreamcatcherSuperstition Mountain has long been the subject of interesting stories, mystery, Indian lore and tales of lost treasures of gold. Most are true, some are myth while others may be true albeit embellished through generations.

Nearby in very close proximity are the recreation highlights of the Verde River, and the lakes of Canyon and Saguaro where boating and fishing among the canyon walls offer views that exist nowhere else on earth.The Apache Trail runs alongside the Superstition Mountain Wilderness has been described as one of the most scenic drives in America which leads to Apache Lake and Roosevelt Lake.

 

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See it all. Do it all. Superstition Mountain offers experiences that will keep you coming back to where the aura of ancient civilizations and old west permeates all around Superstition Mountain.

AZ-vacation-Travel-horsesOnce upon a time, Goldfield sat atop a hill near the Superstition Mountains and Goldfield Mountains and was a bustling town that had struck gold in 1892.  Today, travelers to the area can revisit this old western past and see an authentic ghost town brought back to life.

Located about 35 miles southeast of Phoenix just outside Apache Junction AZ, Goldfield Ghost Town has been called the gateway to the Superstition Mountains. The attractions of town paired with the incredible mountain scenery make Goldfield a must-see destination when traveling through the legendary Valley of the Sun.

AZ-vacation-Travel-gun-fightThe initial strike is believed to have been worth as much as three million dollars which was a huge amount of money in the days of the Wild West. The hearty Goldfield folk led colorful lives in the midst of all that gold.

The Goldfield of today promises visitors a rich experience steeped in western history. Vacationers can relive the early experiences of the miners by viewing the town and participating in its various activities. As the only true-blue ghost town in the Valley, travelers can expect to tour the underground mines, take rides on the only narrow gauge train operating in Arizona, stroll down Main Street, hit the many shops, view the old buildings, pan for gold, and even watch a rendition of a gun fight.

 

 

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Many visitors also come to visit the Goldfield Superstition Museum which showcases various exhibits related to both the town and the nearby mountains. Perhaps the most popular exhibit is the one featuring the Lost Dutchman Mine. Children will love the ice cream parlor!

The nearby Goldfield Livery also offers horseback riding activities and carriage rides. Camping is available and the Phoenix New Times has called Goldfield as the best place to take children in the Phoenix area. Goldfield is unsurpassed for fun and old western charm.     az-ghost-townscene--vacation-horse-

You’ll find Apache Junction Hotels and Mesa Hotels as the nearest accommodation. Also see Apache Junction Area RV Parks.

Arizona is a beautiful, fun, adventurous place for a vacation!  I’m going back there soon to visit my sister, again. We’ll be going to Tombstone and Sedona. I can’t wait!

 

 

 

 

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2 comments on “Fun Travel To Apache Junction AZ – Ghost Town
  1. Jody, this post surely brought back memories. My grandparents, who I was really close to, would travel via RV to Apache Junction every winter and park there for the winter months. I would get letters from my Gran from Apache Junction, telling me about their trip and what they were up to. Now that they are no longer alive this post sure brought back memories, and you showed me the area they used to spend a lot of time, that’s PRICELESS to me. Thanks so much, it looks like a fun place to spend time, hopefully one day I will see it for myself!
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    • Hi Nikki!
      I’m glad you like it! Sorry to hear about your grandparents. I do love it there. My sister and I are making memories there now. I’m going again Jan. 27th. We’re going to Sedona and Tombstone while I’m there. Thank you!
      Jody

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