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Arizona's Old West Towns / Ghost Towns of AZ

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Many people visiting Arizona are looking for the old west town experience on their vacation. They want to see what it was like here in the desert when this area was booming with mining towns. If you are looking for this type of atmosphere we have compiled some of the more popular areas to Experience Arizona's Old Western influence and Ghost Towns by the areas they are located in.
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Phoenix Area Old West Ghost Towns of AZ:

Rawhide-This is a great spot, close to Phoenix, to experience an Old West Town. Bring the whole family for a day of fun at Rawhide. Here you will be able to...click on title for more info

Goldfield Ghost Town-What better way to start your trip on the Apache Trail than to visit an authentic 1890's ghost town. Located in Apache Junction, this is a...click on title for more info

Natural History Museum- this is a great museum located in Mesa to explore what it was like to live in Arizona hundreds and even thousands of years ago...nice area to pan for gold for kids too...click on title for more information

Tortilla Flat-Along the Apache Trail you will come across a reconstructed stagecoach stop with a general store, a saloon, a tiny museum, restaurant all along a wooden boardwalk.The only place we can find...click on title for more info

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show- Show up at this internationally renowned annual event in Scottsdale to see thousands of Arabian horses competing for prizes. This large event has over 25 demonstrations and shows and thousands of horse lovers converge upon Westworld in Feburary. click on title for more info

Wickenburg- this town prides itself in staying true to their old western roots. So much so that Wickenburg is ranked in the Top Ten True Western Towns by True West Magazine. They have several annual "western" events including The Gold Rush Days & Rodeo in Feb, Bluegrass Festival & Fiddle Championship in Nov, and the Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Dec. click on title for more info


Tucson Area Old West Ghost Towns of AZ:

Old Tucson Studios was originally created in the late 1930's as a replica of 1860s Tucson for a movie set. In the 1960's it was restored and reopened as both a film studio and a tourist attraction. Today you can see old movie memorabilia,buildings from movie sets, watch the stuntman shows...click on title for more info

Tombstone-located in Tombstone Canyon, is known as the Queen of the Copper Mines. During its mining history the town was the largest city between Saint Louis and San Francisco. Tombstone is the location of "The World's Largest Rose." Visit the Rose Tree Museum in April to see this incredible 100+ year old rose tree in bloom. Tombstone is most famous for it's gunfight at OK Corral. click on title for more info


Verde Valley Area Old West Ghost Towns of AZ:

Jerome-The City of Jerome was once known as a rowdy copper mining town, now it is a tiny vertical town with wonderful views of the Verde Valley and museums and historical buildings to explore. Jerome's population dwindled down to as few as 50 people after the mines closed in the early 1950's, now it is a tourist destination where you can experience the old west mining town and take in the gorgeous views. click on title for more info

Prescott Rodeo-boasts the oldest rodeo show held annually in June. If you're looking to see some old fashion cowboys and bull riding visit Prescott the week of July 4th to be part of a tradition since 1888. click on title for more info