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Arizona is rife with ghost towns , but not all of them are well-preserved. The 19th-century mining community of Castle Dome is so authentic, its residents could’ve up and disappeared just yesterday. With original artifacts, more than 50 buildings that have stood the test of time, and even a multicolored underground cavern, this amazing city might be lost, but it’s certainly not forgotten.

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Castle Dome

The Castle Dome Mine Museum offers an authentic look back in time with the preservation and restoration of Castle Dome City. Sitting on a patented mine since 1871, Castle Dome is the longest worked mining district in Arizona. Walking through this ghost town that has over 50 weather-beaten buildings, will make you feel as if you are a part of history. The museum houses artifacts dug up from over 300 mines within the Castle Dome District and each tells a story about the mine’s history.

While in Castle Dome City, reserve a spot for a tour of the magnificent Arizona Fluorescent Mineral Wall at the Hull Mine. On this unique tour, you will see underground, natural fluorescent and phosphorescent mineral walls. Your senses will be overwhelmed by the bright colors and patterns, making this an unforgettable experience. The tour goes on to explore different parts of the mine, the desperado hideout, a blacksmith shop, and much more.

Spending a day or weekend and exploring this original piece of history is well worth the time. The Castle Dome Mine Museum is a must-see while in Yuma.

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Can't wait to get back to my geology class. They wouldn't believe what I just saw here without these pictures.

Outshines New Jersey's fluorescent mine

I'll be back to get better pictures

As an artist, I couldn't reproduce this combination of colors

Guided mine tour includes  museum entrance $75 cash $80 credit card

...what Castle Dome Mine Museum does better than other ghost towns, historic districts or traditional museums is provide an authentic glimpse into everyday life in an old Arizona mining town.  R. Nalor

As a picture person I was pleasantly surprised to find I could actually enter the buildings and get quality pictures instead of shooting pictures through dirty glass or standing behind a rope or chain. The only museum I have ever been at that allowed you to enter. Worth every penny. Dennis R.

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Directions: Between Yuma and Quartzite at mile marker 55 turn off 95. Follow that road for 10 miles to the dead end at Castle Dome Museum. First 3 miles are paved then you will be on dirt road. You will go through YPG land then Kofa Wild Life Preserve to the private property of Castle Dome City and Hull Mine.

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Yuma, Arizona : Castle Dome Ghost Town and Museum

Allen and Stephanie Armstrong bought remnants of a ghost town in the mid-1990s, then added restored/created replicas of over 50 buildings and loaded them with artifacts from the region's mining days. Wild West shootouts and knife fights, too.

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Super bumpy gravel road in, but super worth it in the end. Also passed an old Atomic Bomb on the way in; pretty crazy.


This is a great little place to visit. Not necessary, but walking shoes are best for getting around as it's somewhat dusty being in the desert. Hands-on items you can touch make it a fun trip. Well worth the drive if you like to go back in time.

Ghost town jail cell.

Castle Dome Ghost Town is $10 per person. Hours 10-5. Dogs not allowed in museum; they are allowed on the self-guided walking tour (walking tour is included in the price).

The ghost town was reconstructed from remnants of a real 19th century town moved by a couple to a remote desert location. Many buildings, some populated with mannequins.

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16 Amazing Things To Do in Yuma AZ You Can’t Miss

In the dusty valleys of the Sonoran Desert awaits the “sunniest city on Earth,” aka Yuma, Arizona . This desert city sits on the shoreline of the Colorado River, an oasis that has invited people to live here for hundreds of years. 

Visitors to Yuma come to the city for many different reasons. For some, it’s the fact that this city has sunshine 91% of the year. For others, Yuma’s historical connections and culture pull them in. No matter what originally brings you to this sunny city, you’ll soon find there are tons of unique things to do in Yuma, AZ.

Ready to learn more? Here are 16 things to do in Yuma AZ that you and your crew are going to adore!



If you want to experience the dark side of Yuma’s past, a visit to the Yuma Territorial Prison is in order. Here, the ghosts of the Old West haunt this centuries-old site. The prison first opened in 1876, and some folks say not all the prisoners have left this impressive site.

The Yuma Territorial Prison has had an intriguing life. After its closure as a prison in 1909, it served as a high school, during which the Yuma Union athletics team became known as The Criminals – a moniker the school has kept ever since. It was not until 1939 that actions to preserve the prison as a landmark occurred.

Today, the Yuma Territorial Prison offers a scenic walking space where visitors can stroll through the city’s history. There’s also a picnic area that overlooks California territory, and a gift shop. In January, the site hosts the Gathering of the Gunfighters, a festival where gunfighters and Wild West enthusiasts descend on Yuma for historical reenactments and fun.


If you need a family-friendly spot to relax, enjoy a picnic, and perhaps cool off from the Arizona heat, visit Yuma’s Gateway Park . This quaint city park sits off the shore of the Colorado River, shaded by the freeway bridge that connects the river’s two shores for cars.

Gateway Park is within walking distance from Downtown Yuma. It has a playground, picnic areas, and BBQs, making it perfect for a family visit. If you bring your swimming gear, you can hop into the cool waters of the river or build a sand castle on the sandy river shore. Don’t worry about getting messy in the river – the park has a showering area for visitors to clean off after a day of fun in the sun!

A visit here is one of the best things to do in Yuma AZ!


Back in the age of the pioneers, Yuma was known as “The Gateway to the Southwest,” with the shallows of the Colorado River offering a natural travel point for westward-bound travelers. 

Today, the areas around those essential crossing points span seven square miles, known as the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area . The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area sets out to preserve the history and culturally significant lands of the Yuma Crossing. 

Within the boundaries of the heritage area is the previously-mentioned Yuma Territorial Prison, as well as 400 acres of wetlands, the Yuma Crossing National Landmark, West Wetlands Park, and the Colorado River State Park. The area is perfect for nature lovers who want to explore the wildlife of the region, and families looking to play at one of the many riverfront parks.


The waters of the Colorado River have given Yuma a remarkable capacity for growing plants and vegetables. In fact, Yuma County produces almost 90% of the United States’ leafy green vegetables. But at Martha’s Gardens , you won’t find lettuce – instead, you’ll find a delicious fruit native to the desert: dates!

If you have a craving for sweet fruit or want to learn more about farming in a desert, Martha’s Gardens host tours from November through March. Guests get to sample Medjool dates and learn about the growing process of the date tree.


Just a short road trip from Yuma awaits dramatic scenery straight out of Star Wars ! (In fact, George Lucas used the site for Return of the Jedi .) The Imperial Sand Dunes of California create a sea of sand, with dunes reaching as tall as 300 feet above the desert floor. Impressive and imposing, these towering dunes have become a popular escape for enthusiasts of off-roading, hiking, and camping.

The Imperial Sand Dunes Recreational Area offers the perfect place for ATVs and motocross bikes to launch into an adrenaline-inducing adventure. The 42 miles of dunes also provide a quiet retreat for individuals looking to connect with nature – it’s a popular site for yogis, campers, and stargazers.

If you’re visiting the Imperial Sand Dunes, make sure you pack accordingly. Take a lot of water, a full tank of gas, and sunscreen to keep yourself safe during your visit.


Visitors in Yuma may find themselves scratching their heads at signs urging them to try a “date shake.” At first glance, you may assume the signs refer to sharing a shake with a date, as folks did back in the 1950s at the soda fountain. However, that’s not what the signs refer to.

No, in Yuma and other parts of Arizona, locals indulge in shakes made from dates. Yuma alone has a handful of date ranches (including Martha’s, as we mentioned earlier) that provide delicious desert fruits to vendors for the beverage. Date shakes are just like your typical strawberry shake, but obviously, dates sub in for the berries. You can pick one up at local restaurants or at one of Yuma’s date farms.


Spanning 30 miles and 25,768 acres, the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge is one of Arizona’s greatest wilderness gems. The refuge protects the natural habitat that exists along the lower Colorado River, while providing an outdoor recreation space for nature enthusiasts.

The Imperial National Wildlife Refuge is part of the Southwest Arizona National Wildlife Refuge Complex, which also contains the Cibola and Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. The waters of the Colorado River run through the refuge, providing shelter and sustenance to the hundreds of animal species that call this area home.

Visitors to the refuge who want to see wildlife should consider scheduling their visit for dawn or dusk, when animals will start venturing out from their homes. There are several hiking trails, fishing areas, and picnicking spots to round out your visit.


Though technically part of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, the Colorado River State Historic Park and the Yuma Quartermaster Depot that resides in the park, are unique enough to deserve their own visit. In the 1870s, the Colorado River and the neighboring fort kept the Southwest Territories alive by storing and shipping materials to other forts, while keeping an emergency supply always on hand.

The Colorado River State Historic Park details the historical importance of the river to Yuma and the surrounding area. Be sure to stop by the Visitors Center with your questions and an introduction to the star of the Colorado River State Historic Park: the Yuma Quartermaster Depot.


Once upon a time, the Yuma Quartermaster Depot supplied forts in the U.S.’s Southwest Territories with vital supplies. Today, the depot has five buildings left on the grounds. Four of the buildings now house exhibits, including the commanding officers’ residences, the storehouse, and the corral house. 

The depot grounds also house an encampment of wagons and a stone reservoir. The park has picnic tables and shelters, in case you want to enjoy a picnic lunch while gazing at Yuma’s historical landmark.


Pivot Point is one of Yuma’s most prized outdoor locations. It marks the site where the first railroad train entered Arizona way back in 1877. Located in Downtown Yuma near Gateway Park, Pivot Point Plaza is part of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area.

The plaza offers more than just a scenic space to take in the quiet hum of Yuma’s downtown district. Lining the plaza are educational panels that discuss important landmarks related to Pivot Point, from the Ocean to Ocean Bridge that connects the highway across the Colorado River, to artifacts from Arizona’s first rail line.


At the Yuma Conservation Garden , the beauty and peacefulness of the Sonoran Desert come to you…without having to leave the city. The gardens seek to educate visitors about natural resources, while encouraging responsibility when visiting nature’s wonders. 

The Yuma Conservation Gardens sprawl out along 1.5 miles of scenic walking trails. Inside the garden, Sonoran plants thrive – prickly pear cacti, desert marigolds, and mesquite trees are just a few of the plants you’ll find here. The garden also has a scenic duck pond, complete with quacking residents and a desert turtle living on the grounds.


Arizona is full of ghost towns, and Yuma has one pretty close by. The Castle Dome Ghost Town was once the site of a mining community in the Castle Dome mountains. Miners lived here from around 1869 until 1978, when the town officially became abandoned.

Visitors to the ghost town will find themselves at what is now the Castle Dome Mines Museum. Buildings from Castle Dome still stand, from the creaking walls of the saloons, to the church, whose bell still rings when an errant wind pulls at it. 

If you want to dive deeper into mining life, check out the Hull Mine tour. Visitors explore an abandoned mine shaft that glows with fluorescent minerals. Or, just take a stroll through the ghost town’s 50 buildings, and try to imagine what life was like back in 1869.


Veterans and military enthusiasts will definitely want to check out the Yuma Proving Ground Heritage Center . Since 1943, the Yuma Proving Ground served as the testing site for the U.S. Army, in which soldiers “proved” they were ready to serve their country.

The test center still operates today, but visitors can still take free self-guided tours. In addition, the center’s exhibits and theater walk visitors through over 75 years of U.S. Army history, detailing the training and efforts soldiers put in before representing their country in the armed forces.


Eugene Sanguinetti was known as the “Merchant of Yuma” in his heyday. He resided in a 9th century adobe house while managing many Yuma businesses in his portfolio. Today, the adobe house is considered “The Jewel of Historic Yuma.”

Visitors to the Sanguinetti House Museum and Gardens can enjoy a relaxing stroll through rooms filled with historical artifacts. Chocolate lovers will want to stop at the Chocolate Shoppe for a sweet treat, before heading out to the real jewel in Sanguinetti’s crown – his traditional rose gardens. 


Yuma gets sunshine 91% of the year, and the city can see temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. So, it’s no wonder that locals and visitors alike enjoy a visit to Yuma River Tubing to cool off!

Yuma River Tubing makes the most out of the city’s proximity to the Colorado River. Guests rent an inner tube from a designated launch point and lazily float down the river to their end destination. The river flows gently, so you don’t have to be a master swimmer to indulge in a float down the river. 


If you’d like to bring out your inner world traveler and take a 20 minute road trip from Yuma, consider visiting The Center of the World . No, it’s not actually the center of Earth, but this California site hosts a bizarre collection of buildings meant to designate it as the center of the world by creator Jacques-André Istel.

Istel built the town called Felicity in 1986 – it had two residents, himself and his wife, Felicia. Within its borders is “The Center of the World,” as declared by the Imperial County Board of Supervisors and the country of France. It sounds a little bonkers, but trust me, it’s an amazing sight. Istel built it as a place of remembrance, and around the town, you’ll find statues and granite structures carved with moments from human history.

Visitors to the site will probably notice one structure before any others: the pyramid. The pink granite pyramid marks the Center of the World, a spot chosen by Istel himself. Surrounding the fantastical building are other unique structures, including a sculpture of God’s arm, a 25-ft tall spiral staircase salvaged from the Eiffel Tower, and a church.

Visitors receive a certificate for standing at the Center of the World. Now, how many folks can say they have that on their fridge?


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If you want to be transported back to dusty streets lined with wooden buildings, horses, and cowboy vibes, these coolest ghost towns in Arizona will give you exactly that but so much more.

These abandoned Arizona mine towns, enriched with distinct past, is one of the best getaways you can plan with your family for a unique holiday, traveling back in time to gold rush days in Arizona.

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Located south of Flagstaff and in the dense Black Hills mountains within the Verde Valley at over 5000 feet, Jerome is one of the top ghost towns in Arizona.

Nicknamed the most vertical city, Jerome is also the largest ghost town in the United States.

If you want to be introduced to the culture of Arizona ghost towns, Jerome is the best place to be as it is one of the best mining towns symbolising the Old Wild West.

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Founded in 1876 with the discovery of gold and copper deposits in the area, Jerome attracted large numbers of migrants from everywhere, mainly miners, gamblers, and old-west bad boys. 

This large-scale migration brought a wide boom, leading to the construction of many saloons and brothels.

Here are some of the best tours I recommend to explore Jerome conveniently:

✅ Historic Tour of Jerome from Sedona(Likely to sell out)(4.9/5 50+ reviews🤩) – Enjoy fantastic mining history, charming architecture, and desert scenery on an intimate small group tour running for 4.5 hours. Find more details here.

✅ Jerome History Walk (5/5 50+ reviews🤩)- If you are in the city, I highly recommend this top 1-hour tour that gives you the best highlights of the city. Check out more details here.

✅ Wild Wild West Tour of Jerome (4.9/5 50+ reviews🤩) – This 1.5-hours Wild Wild West Tour of Jerome takes you to historical spots. Check out more details here .

✅ Jerome Tour from Sedona (4.9/5 10+ reviews🤩) – Learn about Jerome’s history, and see the sights, explore, and have lunch. On the way, you’ll stop at the ruins of Tuzigoot National Monument, an ancient Sinagua pueblo. Check out more details here of this 5-hours tour .

✅ Pandora’s Box Ghost Adventure(4.7/5 60+ reviews🤩) – Increase your chances of experiencing paranormal activity during a ‘Pandora’s Box’ ghost tour that focuses on stories of murder, lust, and revenge on this 2-hours tour. Check out more details here.

The mines near Jerome were rich in copper rather than silver, with the mines producing 3 million pounds of copper per month, and during its peak time, the town inhabited over 15000 people.

Jerome got rightly nicknamed ‘The Billion Dollar Copper Camp’.

It grew into one of the richest cities in the US at this time, and over 70 years, these copper mines in Jerome generated over a billion dollars worth of precious metal.

Recommended – 28 Fantastic Things To Do In Jerome, The Wickedest City

Eventually, in the 1950s, the mines began drying up. As expected, the town’s population dwindled to less than a hundred, 

Jerome was designated a National Historic District in 1967, and artists began to flock to the town in the 60s and 70s. 

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Today, Jerome is home to 450 residents, making it the largest populated ghost town.

It is a vibrant community with old buildings of the 1800s renovated into art galleries, museums, coffee shops, antique shops, craft stores, gift and curios shops, and wine bars.

Join one of the guided tours to cover the highlights of Jerome, where you will also hear many eerie and interesting tales of this mining town and its past inhabitants.

For history lovers, I recommend this excellent walking tour with a local guide .

Do you know? Jerome is also one of the most haunted towns in Arizona.

There are many popular ghost tours(read my detailed guide) , and if you are here for the first time, I recommend you join one.

No time to read the guide? This ghost tour is the one highly recommend if you only have time for one ghost tour in Jerome. Check out more here .

Some of the most haunted places with bizarre and sad histories include the Ghost City Inn, Mile High Grill & Inn, a former brothel, and the Conner Hotel .

The tour guides will tell unbelievable stories and grim events in these spots.

If you are daring, stay overnight at the Jerome Grand Hotel , also rumoured to be haunted by the spirits of patients, dead miners, and staff.

Even if you’re not into the paranormal, there are many attractions worth visiting in Jerome.

Start from downtown Jerome, home to some galleries, restaurants and tasting rooms — and the famous “Haunted Hamburger” restaurant, worth stopping for lunch or dinner.

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Visit the Jerome State Historic Park, home to Douglas Mansion, built in 1916 by a mining magnate.

Check out the unique Sliding Jail, a historic building and a museum constructed in the 1920s.

Over the years, the building has slid down the hill about 200 feet to where it rests now.

The mining museum contains many excellent artefacts, photographs, and ancient equipment belonging to the miners, giving glimpses of the past of the mining town.

If you are with kids, head to the nearby Audrey Headframe Park to admire stunning views of the mountainous landscapes from the glass viewing platform over a 1918 mine shaft. 


✅ Connor Hotel 🏨 is one of my favourites I recommend for couples and families. Featuring a bar on site, this historic inn is 20 minutes’ walk from Jerome State Historic Park.

All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen cable TV with satellite channels. Free WiFi is available. Check prices here .

Bisbee , located near the Mexican border only about 30 minutes from Tombstone, is one of the unique ghost towns in Arizona that has gained popularity in recent years.

Located southeast of Tucson Bisbee in Cochise County, nestled in the rolling mountains.

Bisbee does not exude the typical charm of any Arizona ghost town, as the town is home to over 4000 residents currently.

But the rich past of Bisbee and its excellent location and all-year-round pleasant weather make it one of my favourite Arizona mining towns.

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Bisbee was accidentally discovered in 1877 by a group of US Army scouts and cavalrymen who stumbled upon the presence of significant amounts of lead, copper, and silver. 

The word soon spread resulting in a large influx of migrants looking to make the most of these minerals.

In a few years, Bisbee became known as the “Queen of the Copper Camps,” with a mining settlement for over 20,000 miners, prospectors, and their families.

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Bisbee became one of the richest mineral sites in the world, producing gold, copper, silver, and zinc, producing almost a quarter of the world’s copper.

It was the largest town in the Southwest between St. Louis and San Francisco.

After a century of prosperous run, the mines gave away as the mineral reserves depleted, with the last mine being shut forever in 1975.

Today, most of the rich historic past of Bisbee is well-preserved, thanks to the efforts of the residents.

Walking through the old-fashioned downtown lined with whimsical art galleries, bustling shops, unique museums, cute cafes, bars, and restaurants.

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Tour the museums of Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum, and Bisbee Restoration Museum to get an in-depth look into the lives of miners and settlers back in the day.

Or better, join the world-famous Queen Mine Tour, which takes you 1,500 feet underground to explore one of the abandoned mines.

Here you will get your hands dirty wearing mining hats and slickers and riding the train deep underground to search for precious metals.

Stop at Central School, and Lavender Pit, and for some spooky experiences, you can visit the Bisbee Seance Room, a Victoria parlor for the paranormal.


✅ Half-Day Arizona Wine Country Tasting Tour – I highly recommend this day tour for all wine lovers. Taking a wine tour from Bisbee or Sierra Vista to Arizona’s picturesque wine country of Sonoita-Elgin makes a fantastic day. Read more details here to book.

✅ Guided E-Bike Tour of Bisbee, Arizona (Rating – 🤩5/5, 30+ reviews) – Join a small group and ride around Old Bisbee to learn about the town’s history, art, and architecture with guides for 2 hours. Book here .

✅ 1-Hour Tour Old Bisbee City Cart (Rating – 🤩5/5, 40+ reviews) – This is an interactive 1-hour ride through Old Bisbee, highlighting the infamous and not-famous stories and sights that make Bisbee the charming beauty it is.  Find more details here.

✅ 3 Hour Private Bisbee Pub Crawl (Rating – 🤩5/5, 10+ reviews) – Find out more here to book .

Join the Old Bisbee Ghost Tour strolling amidst ancient buildings and listening to the gory tales sending a chill down your spine.

Or spend overnight at the historic Copper Queen Hotel, dating back to 1902, which is rumoured to be haunted as well.

Halloween is one of the most popular times to visit Bisbee as the whole town comes alive with many themed parties, haunted tours, and markets.


✅ Letson Loft Hotel – Letson Loft Hotel 🏨 is one of the best hotels in the town. Rooms also offer a kitchenette with a fridge, a microwave and a toaster.

You can also enjoy activities in and around Bisbee, like hiking and cycling. Find more details to book here .

One of the popular ghost towns in Arizona, Tombstone is a pretty town close to Bisbee in Cochise County.

It shares a common past of the Wild West and origins, with Tombstone also being discovered in the 1880s.

Tombstone, famously nicknamed the “town too tough to die,” was one of the leading silver mines during the era.

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Within two years of establishment, Tombstone became one of the primarily populated towns.

It was home to more than a hundred saloons, over a dozen gambling halls, a bowling alley, many brothels, four churches, theatres, and large public office buildings. 

Tombstone was a haven for lawless gunslingers, smugglers, cowboys, miners, and immigrants. It was abandoned in 1892 when the mines dried up.

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Today, Tombstone is one of the most popular ghost towns in Arizona, receiving 400,000 tourists visiting each year.

Another thing that made Tombstone attract tourists happened after being the filming venue showcasing the infamous gunfight at O.K. Corral in the 1993 movie Tombstone . 

You can experience the old west architecture in Tombstone on one of the excellent guided tours .

Or better, how about explore the town on this historic Tombstone Trolley bus ?

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Admire the old-time saloons, restaurants, and shops lining the old town area, especially around East Allen Street, lined with boutique gift shops and eateries. 

Theatre enthusiasts should visit Schieffelin Hall.

You can also attend one of the underground mining tours.

✅ Join mysterious tours to feel spooky at Boothill Cemetery .  

Check out the iconic Bird Cage Theatre on Allen Street, a raucous saloon littered with bullet holes thanks to the infamous fight, where they regularly reenact the gunfight.

If you plan to stay overnight, I highly recommend staying at Tombstone Monument Ranch.


✅ Katie’s Cozy Cabins 🏨 – Located in historic Tombstone, this inn is 5 minutes’ walk from O.K. Corral and Big Nose Kate’s Saloon. This self check-in property features a porch with a swing with each bungalow.

There is a fully equipped kitchenette, a bathroom with a shower and a sofa bed in the living room of each accommodation at Katie’s Cozy Cabins. Find the reviews and book your details here .

Locate near the Arizona-California border is the former mining town Swansea, one of the worth-visiting ghost towns in Arizona, known for its rich gold and copper mining history.

Under preservation by the Bureau of Land Management, Swansea in western Arizona near the Bill Williams River.

It was named after the Welsh hometown of founder George Mitchell at the time of its establishment in the 1870s. 

Within a decade, Swansea grew in size, as did the revenue.

Swansea had a post office, many saloons and restaurants, car dealership shops, theatres, a lumber company, and an electric light company.

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But unlike the other Arizona mining towns, Swansea expanded only for about 30 years since its founding around the Great Depression.

It is partly due to a lack of a stable water supply after incurring bankruptcy in 1911.

Today, you can check out old mine shafts, dozens of abandoned buildings, two cemeteries, miners’ homes, vintage cars, foundations and adobe structures and learn about its past from the plaques installed.

Note that it is one of the most remote Arizona ghost towns compared to others on the list, but if you like to explore minus the crowds, you will love this place.


✅ Harbour Inn – This inn is a 5-minute drive from Buckskin Mountain State Park and a 10-minute drive from Parker Dam.

It offers tourist maps, free Wi-Fi and suites with kitchens. Check out deals here.

Located   40 miles east of Phoenix, Goldfield is a beautiful hamlet and the gateway to the Superstition Mountains in the legendary Valley of the Sun. 

Only a short drive from Mesa and Apache Junction , Goldfield is one of the best ghost towns in Arizona known for its well-preserved mining history, apart from its beautiful location.

Unlike some Arizona ghost towns, you will see that Goldfield is not abandoned but is well-preserved. 

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The Goldfield Ghost Town & Mine is one of the best day trips from Scottsdale you can plan, as it is only about 10 miles away.

Goldfield was founded in 1893 when gold was first discovered in the Superstition Mountains after prospectors struck gold here.

At the time of the founding of Goldfield, miners discovered massive amounts of gold worth at least three million dollars leading to a sudden frenzy and building of the town in a short span.

Goldfield colourfully expanded to include many saloons, brothels, offices, a hotel, a theatre, a general store, a schoolhouse, and a brewery.

However, this mega success did not long last. Goldfield was one of the shortest-lived mining towns as the mines dried up, leading to people abandoning it only five years after its founding.

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Note that Goldfield may not be to your liking if you are not into touristy towns, but it is worth checking out for all the many activities, historic buildings and family-friendly events.


(Best Combo Tour) Private Half-Day Apache Trail Tour with Pickup(5/5 20+ reviews🤩) – If you are in Scottsdale, join this private guide and hike through the Superstition Mountains, taking in the unique scenery and learning about the fauna and flora of the Sonoran Desert for 4 to 5 hours, also stopping at Goldfield. Check more details here.

Apache Trail Day Trip Including Dolly Steamboat(5/5 40+ reviews🤩) – Make the most of your trip by carving out time for this day tour of the Apache Trail from Phoenix. Travel down the trail, and stop at Tortilla Flat, the Superstition Mountains, and Goldfield Ghost Town. Check out more here .

Check out the famous museum, an old train steamer, mine tours, daily gunfight reenactments, the historic schoolhouse, a blacksmith shop, and old-style saloons alongside horses and wagons.

The historic town offers many old-west attractions where you can pan for gold.

Try the period costume with your kids. Try zipline to take in the bird’s-eye view of Goldfield.


✅ Residence Inn by Marriott Phoenix Mesa East 🏨 – Set in Ciela Grande Mobile Home Park, Residence Inn by Marriott Phoenix Mesa East features views of the pool with excellent reviews.

Each accommodation at the 3-star hotel has mountain views and free WiFi. Check out details here.

One of the latest additions to the mining towns in the state was Ruby, now one of the best well-preserved ghost towns in Arizona.

It is a pretty city worth stopping by, near the north of the Mexico border amidst the beautiful Coronado National Forest.

Although miners discovered rich deposits of gold and silver in 1854, mining was limited as the area was Apache territory.

Ruby became a spot on the map when quartz was discovered in the 1870s.

Miners even formed a settlement called “Montana Camp” just below Montana Peak.

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Soon, prospectors found large amounts of gold, lead, and zinc in the nearby hills enticing many migrants to settle here.

This lead to another mining town in Arizona that came into existence in 1912 and was named after the wife of a mining merchant.

The Montana Mine in Ruby was the largest mining camp in southwest Arizona at the time, producing zinc, lead and 80 ounces of silver per ton.

Home to more than a thousand people, Ruby was also notorious for its many illegal activities with the border towns in Mexico.

The town is also best known as the location of the infamous Ruby Murders and the subsequent manhunt in the 1920s.

As the mining business dwindled in the mid-20th Century followed by the closing of the Montana Mine, Ruby turned into a veritable ghost town.

Ruby was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975; later, the remaining residents began working on restoring sections of the town to its former glory.

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Ruby is a privately owned ghost town today.

You can explore its past with a permit and an admission fee; where you can see more than two dozen buildings, making you dive into the history of this town.

Among the prominent landmarks and old west buildings include the post office, a jail, a school, a warehouse, the courthouse, and mine machinery.

If you visit from May-September, you can witness hundreds of Mexican free-tail bats emerging from the old mines around sunset.

After touring Ruby for a few hours, you can enjoy fishing at the two private lakes nearby that are regularly stocked with bluegill, catfish and largemouth bass. 

The town also offers camping grounds near the lakes, where you can enjoy birdwatching and stargazing.

One of the best stops you can make on your road trip along the famous old Route 66 is Oatman.

It is one of the best ghost towns in Arizona, named after a woman, Olive Oatman, who lived among the local Yavapai and Mohave Native American tribes.

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Oatman is one of the few towns in the Wild West that joined the extensive list of mining towns in 1915, much later than the other towns, when more than ten million of gold was discovered.

This boom and the subsequent expansion of Oatman continued for the next fifty years, with hundreds of prospectors and mining families calling the town their home.

Situated along the old Route 66, Oatman is now a living ghost town with many residents.

Traveling from Las Vegas? Then I highly recommend this Oatman Mining Village/Museums & Scenic RT66 Experience(5/5 50+ reviews🤩) , a day trip covering the best of Route 66. Check out more here .

It is one of the most-visited Arizona ghost towns, with nearly half a million visitors visiting to relive the golden days yearly.

Oatman is known for exuding the Wild West vibes on its dusty streets and wooden sidewalks laden with historical buildings, antique shops, museums, and more.

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Another notable feature of Oatman is the friendly wild burros wandering the streets.

Among the top attractions you should visit is the Oatman Hotel, a two-storey adobe hotel which survived the fire of 1921 and is also believed to be haunted.

There is a restaurant, saloon, and gift shop on the premises.


Casa Bonita Arizona – Casa Bonita Arizona is located in Mohave Valley, 15 minutes from Oatman, and offers a private beach area, a casino and a bar.

This property offers access to a patio, free private parking and free WiFi. Check out more details here.

Located on the edge of the Navajo Nation, Two Guns is another popular stop off Route 66 and must be on the list of the best ghost towns in Arizona.

It is situated between Flagstaff and Winslow on the rim of Canyon Diablo.

Two Guns is home to the remains of a trading post, gas station, and also a zoo, along with being the grim site of the Apache Death Cave.

It is probably one of the ghost towns in Arizona with a sad and eerie history.

Although it was one of the oldest inhabited areas with large populations of Native Americans dating back to the 10th century, Two Guns was an obscure town to the rest of the world until the mid-1800s.

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In 1878, the nearby Canyon Diablo was the site of a mass murder of Apaches by their Navajo enemies; the site where the Apache hid out became known as the Apache Death Cave.

Two Guns was initially founded as a work camp for crews building the railroad over Canyon Diablo. 

Due to its proximity to the Canyon and the illegal activities, Two Guns became notorious for its lawlessness, burglars, thieves, gamblers, and murderers.

Today, Two Guns is a quiet, abandoned town where you can see the remains of a campground, trading post, zoo, old cottages, and a burned-out service station.

Check out the locations of the grim past, the abandoned Canyon Diablo Bridge and Apache Death Cave close to the town.

Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort – Offering an indoor pool and 3 restaurants, Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort is located in Flagstaff, 20 minutes from Two Guns.

Free WiFi access is available. Flagstaff Pulliam Airport is 30 minutes’ drive from the resort. Check out more details here.

Chloride, nestled in the Cerbat Mountains near Las Vegas and Kingman, is the oldest continually lived-in mining town in Arizona and has the state’s oldest continually operated post office.

If you want to be transported back in time to experience the rustic past of the Old Wild West, Chloride is the best place to be.

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And it is also one of the less-crowded towns, so if you want to avoid the touristy AZ ghost towns, you will love Chloride for its more authentic charms.

Established in 1863 as a silver mining camp, Chloride had over 75 mines, including silver, gold, lead, zinc, and turquoise mines, with over two thousand people calling the town their home. 

Like the other mining towns in Arizona, Chloride was a bustling city with all amenities and fleeting businessmen and traders.

As the mines were getting depleted the town suffered a major fire outbreak in the late 1920s, and by the 1940s, most of the town was shut.

But unlike most ghost towns in Arizona on this list, it never became fully uninhabited following the closure of the silver mines in the 1940s. 

Stroll the streets of the old town, especially Tennessee Street of Chloride, home to an old saloon, a playhouse, an undertaker’s office.

Check out the antique jail dating back to 1860, Lavender Lace’s Boarding House for Fine Women, and the oldest continually-run church in Arizona. Stop at the famous Mineshaft Market.

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One of the quirky attractions in Chloride is the town cemetery where you can see the graves topped with old telephones.

Do you know? Many old buildings on the main street area feature in popular movies and music videos as Chloride is one of the famous filming locations in AZ.

I recommend you stop at the famous Purcell Murals, a series of colourful murals running for a mile and a half along the dirt road up the mountain.

Created by the local artist Roy Purcell in 1966, this art named “The Journey” covers 2,000 square feet of cliffside granite home to quirky art in all forms and sizes, ranging from mystic symbols to birds and armour.

Chloride also celebrates Old Miner’s Day to celebrate their mining heritage, with a few residents being the descendants of the original settlers.


✅ Grand Canyon West Hotel Sheps Miners Inn 🏨 – Located in Chloride, Grand Canyon West Hotel Sheps Miners Inn features barbecue facilities.

With free WiFi, this 4-star hotel has a garden and a bar. The accommodation provides karaoke and room service. Check out more details here .


Get transported back in time to the days of the gold rush of the 19th-century Wild West with a trip to the ghost town of Castle Dome City at the Castle Dome Mine Museum, one of the  top things to do in Yuma AZ .

Located about an hour’s drive northeast of downtown Yuma, Castle Dome is more than just a museum.

One of the prominent ghost towns in Arizona, Castle Dome was a larger town than Yuma, back in its prime, 

you will find more than fifty buildings atop over 300 abandoned mines, recreated to showcase the lives of the inhabitants that occupied the mining district of Castle Dome in the 1860s and 1870s.

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Explore the buildings, including homes, original saloons, blacksmith shops, general stores, hotels, a bank, post office, shops.

Stop at the church, home to unique artefacts, to learn more about the town’s history, which was eventually abandoned in 1978

You can choose from various experiences, from a self-guided walking town tour to a more adventurous underground mine tour.

Check out some authentic artefacts, ancient tools, gems and mining equipment from the mines below on these tours, one of the top Yuma attractions you can enjoy with your kids.

Hampton Inn & Suites Yuma – This Yuma, Arizona is located at the intersection of Interestates 95 and 8. The hotel offers a free hot daily breakfast and guest rooms with free high-speed internet access.

It is loved by couples and families, check out more here .

While Prescott may not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of abandoned towns, this city in Central Arizona has its share of the history of the Old Wild West, making it worth including on the list of the ghost towns in Arizona.

If you look closely, you will see plenty of the past, from Victorian architecture to Whiskey Row saloons.

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One of the popular places known for its ghost history is the famous Palace Saloon, established in 1877.

This intricately decorated heritage structure, now a popular bar, is known for being haunted by spirts, including former guests of the saloon.

You can join one of the many night tours in Prescott that will take you through its eerie past as you explore many haunted neighbourhoods filled with landmarks home to ghosts and grim tales.

Hampton Inn Prescott – Hampton Inn Prescott is minutes from Buckey Casino and historic Prescott town centre.

Popular attractions, including Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monument are within driving distance of the Prescott Hampton Inn. This hotel has hundreds of excellent reviews. Find more details here to book.


Vulture city.

Vulture City, located northwest of Phoenix, on the site of the old Vulture Mine, is one of the best ghost towns in Arizona.

It should be on your bucket list because it is the largest gold mine discovered in Arizona ever.

Established in 1863, Vulture City was once a thriving gold mining town for over 80 years, and over 5,000 people settled here, inspiring the founding of nearby Wickenburg.

While Wickenburg is still a large town today, Vulture City quickly dwindled once the mine was shut down during World War II in 1942.

Many of the town’s buildings were eventually restored and preserved.

Although most of the town is now privately owned, you can still explore the remnants of the once-booming town through self-guided tours. 

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Stroll through rustic streets lined with saloons, gas stations, brothels, homes, hotels, offices, storehouses, 

I recommend signing up for guided tours on the weekends to explore the 300-year-old ironwood tree, located near Henry Wickenburg’s cabin, where 18 men were sentenced to hang to death. 

The cabin and many areas in the town are rumoured to be haunted.

So do not be alarmed if you feel spooky when you are here.

If you want a fuller experience, take the two-hour guided walking tour of the mine.

My Place Suites – Offering a year-round outdoor pool, My Place Suites is located in Wickenburg. Free WiFi access is available.

Wickenburg Municipal Airport is 10 minutes’ drive from the property and 15 minutes from Vulture City. Check out more here.

One of the offbeat ghost towns in Arizona is located atop the Bradshaw Mountains.

Crown King is one of the ghost towns in Arizona only accessible through a rough dirt road, which makes it a thrilling stopover for families.

Unlike the other Arizona mining towns, the gold mining in Crown King began very late in the 1890s, but during its peak period, the Crown King mine produced over $2 million worth of gold.

On this drive to Crown King, you will be treated to spectacular views of the mountains and rich wildlife.

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Once the gold ran out around the 1950s, the population in the town dwindled to almost zero, and later on, became of the summer getaways for tourists thanks to its excellent temperatures.

Today, only about a hundred people live here full-time, and you can explore its historic streets lined with well-maintained buildings, offices, and shops.

Among the top landmarks is the Crown King Saloon on Main Street constructed in the 1890s.

After checking out the galleries containing rare collections of the mining past, savour the best food and beer here

Stop at the General Store and the red-brick schoolhouse. There are some newly added trails if you want to hike, go mountain biking or horseback riding. 

If you are visiting Tombstone , add a stop to visit Gleeson, only 16 miles west of Tombstone in Cochise County, and one of the offbeat ghost towns in Arizona.

Unlike other Arizona ghost towns known for being the treasure troves of gold, silver, and copper, Gleeson was a rich mining area with turquoise. 

The town was even initially called Turquoise but was changed to Gleeson in 1894.

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Later on, prospectors also found large amounts of copper, lead, and zinc, resulting in the production of copper products, which led to the growth of Gleeson during WWI.

Gleeson was also a temporary containment area for prisoners that were imprisoned in Gleeson Jail, on their way to Tombstone, which is now a museum.

After World War I, however, the demand for copper began to fall, resulting in the closure of mines and the abandonment of the town. 

Today, you can still see some of the preserved and renovated structures, including an old general store, hospital, school, saloon, and cemetery.

Silver Spur Homestead – Silver Spur Homestead is located in Tombstone and offers a terrace, barbecue facilities and a shared lounge.

Fairbank, named for Nathaniel Fairbank of Chicago , who financed the railroad, was once a bustling railroad town and the closest train depot to Tucson and Tombstone and the nearest stagecoach station to Bisbee.

Fairbank served as a depot and post office in the late 19th century, thriving as these mining towns flourished during that time. 

However, after Tombstone and Bisbee became more of a ghost town, Fairbank also dwindled into one.

The town, located in the San Pedro National Riparian Conservation Area, is now on Bureau of Land Management land, and you can explore the ruins on a guided tour.

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See the remains of a general store, saloons, butcher shop, post office, quartz mill, stable, railroad bridges and platforms, and a Wells Fargo office. 

Visit the small schoolhouse that has been turned into a museum by the BLM to learn more about the town and the area surrounding it.


Agua Caliente, located north of the Gila River near the town of Hyder, which translates to hot water in Spanish, is a unique ghost town of Arizona in many ways.

Unlike other mining towns, Agua Caliente was one of the famous tourist spots of the mid-19th century, known for its natural hot springs preserved and used by Native Americans. 

By 1897, a 22-room resort was built in Agua Caliente, with a swimming pool fed by the hot springs. Travelers and locals used the resort for its healing properties.

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After the water was used for farming, the hot springs eventually dried, reducing the town to an abandoned one. 

However, you can still see some of the past remains of the hotel, stone buildings, and the Agua Caliente Pioneer Cemetery.

Tip Top Mine and town, located amidst the hills to the northwest of Phoenix are one of the accident-formed towns due to the discovery of rich minerals by travellers and explorers.

Some prospectors unveiled large deposits of copper and silver leading to the birth of Tip Top Town, which was home to over a thousand people with the mines earning up to 1,000 ounces of silver per ton of ore.

Between 1876 and 1884, Tip Top was one of the three most active mining towns in Arizona with the other two being Tombstone and Wickenburg. 

Tip Top had six saloons, three stores, four restaurants, a school and the first brewery in Arizona during its peak years.

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But Tip Top’s glory was short-lived as the tides turned at the end of a decade, crumbling the town to the grounds.

Tip Top is now one of the ghost towns in Arizona known for some well-maintained remains of the rich mining history.

You can see the ruins of a few mines, an old head frame, many tunnels, and small buildings, including the historic 1878 Burfind Hotel.


A historic district in Sonoita, Kentucky Camp attracted the prospectors in the late 1870s when they struck gold, resulting in the birth of the town with over five hundred miners settling here for gold extraction.

Since many migrants from the back east named gulches in the area after their respective homes, Kentucky Camp got its name.

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Listed on the U.S. National Register Of Historic Places since 1995 and run by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Kentucky Camp is worth stopping by although it was a short-lived mining town.

Explore the remains in the town on a short walk. Kentucky Camp is a popular place for mountain biking and hiking. You can also enjoy camping on the site with the proper permits.

Nothing, on US-93 between Wickenburg and Wikieup, as the name indicates, has zero population, and it is your typical abandoned town worth visiting for its eerie vibes while visiting Wickenburg.

Located about a hundred miles northwest of Phoenix, Nothing is one of the offbeat ghost towns in Arizona, which has a maximum population of about five.

It is also one of the youngest ghost towns in the state, the town of Nothing was only established in 1977 and has been uninhabited since 2005.

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Since there was never a boom in residents, there’s not much to see in this small town, except for an abandoned gas station, a convenience store, some dilapidated structures, and a couple of signs. 

One of the highlights while visiting Nothing is the beautiful desert AZ panoramas that you will pass through between Wickenburg and Kingman. 

Another hidden gem on the historic Route 66 is the Hackberry General Store, one of the offbeat ghost towns in Arizona to visit.

Hackberry began as a mining town in 1874 and was a thriving town for nearly 40 years and also a leading automobile-oriented town, and now, as a few residents residing amidst the well-maintained remains of this mining history.

It is worth taking a short walking tour to check out a collection of historic cars, garages, a general store, a music hall, a motel, and gas stations.


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Veronica Samuels is a travel content creator from San Francisco, but calls Arizona her home as she moved to the Grand Canyon state after a series of trips made her fall in love with Arizona inspiring her to move.

She created Wander In Arizona to share first-hand information about traveling to the many fantastic cities, trails, national parks, monuments and more as she continues to explore.

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Here's your guide to Arizona's spookiest places and how to win prizes by visiting

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Fall road trips aren't just for leaves. They can be for ghost peeping, too.

Historic haunted places, as well as spooky attractions and festivals, use the ghost stories connected to them to cultivate people's interest in the supernatural side of Arizona landmarks. This passion, for many people, refuses to die when the calendar changes to November.

That's why the Arizona Office of Tourism just introduced a new Spooktacular Arizona passport for haunted attractions throughout the state, declaring: "Spooky season is year-round in Arizona!" The goal is to encourage people to explore the state's haunted highlights even after Halloween has passed.

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How the Spooktacular Arizona passport works

The free Spooktacular Arizona passport features 39 stops, including destinations in metro Phoenix, Tucson and around the state.

Go to to sign up. The guide doesn't require downloading a mobile app.

When you check in using the mobile passport and upload photos using the hashtag #SpooktacularAZ, you're entered in a drawing to win prizes that include a Grand Canyon poster and a gift card to one of the passport's stops, Haunted Hamburger in Jerome.

Sound fun? Here are some of the creepy highlights of Spooktacular Arizona.

Haunted houses in metro Phoenix

Four haunted houses and attractions in metro Phoenix, all of which are included in our roundup of the region's must-see Halloween attractions , are passport stops: Fear Farm in Glendale, Sanctum of Horror in Mesa, 13th Floor Haunted House in north Phoenix and Mill of Madness in south Phoenix.

These attractions, which run until or just after Halloween, are immersive experiences that use horror film production values to deliver frights, including mutants in a post-apocalyptic world and chainsaw-wielding skeletons.

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Hotel Congress in Tucson 

This historic hotel built in 1919 is a hub of activity in the heart of downtown. Club Congress hosts concerts and events, and foodies give rave reviews to Maynard's and Cup Cafe restaurants.

A historic place with a lot going on lends itself to the chance of finding ghosts. Some of the spirits known to appear once in a while include a woman who smells of roses and a man who looks out of the second floor windows.

The Surgeon's House in Jerome

No, you won't find scary surgeons who cut people for fun here.

The Surgeon's House is a bed and breakfast so named because it was built in 1917 for the chief surgeon at the nearby United Verde Hospital (now the Jerome Grand hotel) that served the town's miners.

It's believed this historic home was once the site of extravagant parties, and some guests at the B&B reported hearing "phantom music" and "a ghostly couple dancing" during their stays, according to the Spooktacular Arizona passport.

Vulture City Ghost Town in Wickenburg

In the late 19th century, Vulture City was a thriving mining town and home to Arizona's most successful gold mine, the Vulture Mine. The prospector Henry Wickenburg founded the mine, as well as the town that bears his name.

Vulture Mine, which was shut down in 1942 by a regulatory agency for processing gold during World War II, was partially restored in the 2010s as people came to learn more about its haunted history . Ghosts thought to have a presence there include those of miners who were hanged for stealing gold.

Wickenburg's house and the Wickenburg Pioneer Cemetery where he's buried are also destinations included on the passport.

Apache Death Cave in Winslow

A Route 66 road trip that includes a stop in Winslow might mean checking out La Posada Hotel, Meteor Crater or a downtown park that pays homage to the Eagles song that put the city on the map.

Only the bravest travelers might include a stop in the Apache Death Cave.

The site, off Exit 230 on Interstate 40, was where 42 Apaches hiding underground in a cavern were killed by local Navajo who started a fire near the entrance.

It was once part of a roadside attraction called Two Guns , where an eccentric businessman named Harry Miller sold skeletal remains of the Apaches to tourists. The destination was beset by troubles and Two Guns is now considered a ghost town.

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Castle Dome Mine Museum in Yuma

Yuma is nationally renowned for its spooky sightseeing, as USA Today recognized the Yuma Territorial Prison (also a destination on the passport) as one of the best haunted destinations in the nation .

Castle Dome is a must-stop as well. The ghost town is a restoration of an old mining town called Castle Dome City, the longest active mining area in Arizona. It includes 60 buildings, as well as artifacts dug up from the mines and a cemetery.

Some come for the ghost stories; others come for the Arizona Fluorescent Mineral Wall inside the Hull Mine , where people can see bright colors and patterns from the minerals inside the mine.

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    455 reviews #3 of 42 things to do in Yuma Speciality Museums Closed now 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Write a review About Please call for reservations during the warmer months "What you will see here is a remnant town which stood larger than Yuma in 1878.

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    TripAdvisor/Donna B Castle Dome Museum is located at Castle Dome Mine Rd., Yuma, AZ 85365. It's open seven days a week, so definitely stop by next time you're in the Yuma area!

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    Walking through this ghost town that has over 50 weather-beaten buildings, will make you feel as if you are a part of history. The museum houses artifacts dug up from over 300 mines within the Castle Dome District and each tells a story about the mine's history.

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    Castle Dome Landing, Arizona (also Castle Dome City) is a ghost town in the Castle Dome Mountains of Yuma County in the U.S. state of Arizona. It was first settled as a transport depot and mining camp around 1863 in what was then the Arizona Territory. [2] [3] [4] History [ edit]

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    27550 East County 15th Street North SR4, Yuma Arizona 85365 (mailing address only) Phone 928-920-3062 or Email [email protected] Directions: Between Yuma and Quartzite at mile marker 55 turn off 95.

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    Yuma, Arizona: Castle Dome Ghost Town and Museum Allen and Stephanie Armstrong bought remnants of a ghost town in the mid-1990s, then added restored/created replicas of over 50 buildings and loaded them with artifacts from the region's mining days. Wild West shootouts and knife fights, too. Castle Dome Mine Museum Address:

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    Dome ( O'odham: Hi:lo) is a ghost town located in Yuma County, in southwestern Arizona, United States. It is located in the Dome Valley south of the Gila River. Originally Swiveler's Station, 20 miles (32 km) east of Fort Yuma on the Butterfield Overland Mail route, a post office was established here in 1858. It was first under the name of Gila ...

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    The Castle Dome Ghost Town is about an hours drive North of Yuma, Arizona. The last 10 miles is on a rocky unpaved road. There is a charge to see the remaining buildings and you can go inside most of them and see lots of items which were left behind. There is an available guided mine tour but we were there too late in the day.

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    10 10 Hull Mine Tour at Castle Dome- amazingly beautiful!! Review of Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town Reviewed January 28, 2020 We had heard about the Hull Mine Tour outside of Yuma Foothills in Arizona. When we arrived we were welcomed by a nice volunteer couple who set up the tours. I can't even express how beautiful the mine gemstones are.

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    Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town. 454 Reviews. #2 of 42 things to do in Yuma. Museums, Specialty Museums. Castle Dome Mine Rd, Yuma, AZ 85365. Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Save.

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    Ghost Towns, Castle Dome, Arizona Castle Dome Mine Museum We visited castle dome city a mining ghost town just north of Yuma Arizona. The collection of vintage items that date back to the mining days is unbelievable. it's got to be one of the biggest collections I've ever seen in one place with over 50 buildings to walk through.

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    Gila City 20 miles east of Yuma Gila City was a mining camp that sprang up around the gold fields of the area. A few buildings were erected and the town had the usual array of saloons, stores, and residences. The town went ghost when it was destroyed in a flood in 1862. More information can be found in Arizona Treasure Hunters Ghost Town Guide

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    Here, the ghosts of the Old West haunt this centuries-old site. The prison first opened in 1876, and some folks say not all the prisoners have left this impressive site. The Yuma Territorial Prison has had an intriguing life.

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    Steamboat landing to 1866, Yuma County seat until 1871. Lochiel: Santa Cruz: c. 1880: 1986: Neglected site: Metcalf: Greenlee: 1889: 1936: Neglected site: A copper mining town, died after the ore ran out in 1918. ... Arizona Ghost Town: 50 of the State's Best Places to Get a Glimpse of the Old West. Phoenix: Arizona Highways.

  18. Historic Yuma Ghost Walking Tours

    Ghost Walking Tours help to sustain the cherished Sanguinetti House Museum. Dates: February 19, February 26, and March 5, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Location: Tours begin in the enchanted rose gardens outside the Sanguinetti House Museum and conclude nearby. (The Sanguinetti House Museum remains closed due to that ghastly virus.)

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  23. Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town

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