The boomtown of Goldfield is located off of Mammoth Mine Road situated at
the base of the Superstition Mountains. With the discovery of mines in
1892, Goldfield became a booming community
boasting a population of 5 thousand people, 3 saloons, boarding houses, a
hotel and a general store. There were 50 working mines in the district. The
legendary Lost Dutchman Mine still debated today as whether is has ever been rediscovered.
Superstition Mountains draw adventurers seeking lost gold as well as
Today, Goldfield offers an interesting guided tour of a reconstructed section of the
old Mammoth Mine
and hosts several unique shops, a saloon, brothel, bakery, leather works, jail, livery, a narrow
gauge railway and the Goldfield Museum.
The first floor of the Goldfield museum has an extensive picture history of
Goldfield dating back to 1893 as well as a complete collection of Lost Dutchman,
Apache Trail and Superstition Mountain artifacts.
This old museum will also be home to a collection of authentic movie artifacts
that were filmed at Goldfield, the historic Apache Trail and Apache Junction.
Movies such as Jerry McGuire, Raising Arizona, Lust for Gold, Charro, Ballad of
Cable Hogue and many others were filmed at various locations surrounding the
Walk in to an authentic 1880's vault where you will see cement footprints of
western stars such as Jason Robards, Steve McQueen, Warren Oates and many
others that were originally at Apacheland Movie Ranch. Accompanying each display will be authentic autographs of the cowboys
they portrayed. Autographs will include the real outlaw, JESSE JAMES as well as
Annie Oakley, John Wayne and William F. Cody "Buffalo Bill". The
second floor will house original cast-signed movie posters and autograph books.
Stew Cook Off - January
Chili Cook Off - February
Lost Dutchman Days - February
Mule Days - March
Goldfield Gunfighters Opening Season - November
Christmas Nights - December
The Goldfield Gunfighters perform weekends November - April
DIRECTIONS to Goldfield Ghost Town