Things To Do In Apache Junction, Arizona

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Things to do in Apache Junction, Arizona -
If your in the area, be sure to see:
Staying at the Lost Dutchman State Park up the road about 5 minutes, ( like we did) will make it a real close drive, and you can see those beautiful mountains and be in nature every day you stay.

The Lost Dutchman Museum is non profit, but collects a small admission fee. They collect and preserve the history and legends of the Superstition Mountains and surrounding areas.

On the 15 acre museum grounds, besides the museum, you will find 2 original buildings from the  Apacheland Movie Ranch, which include the Elvis Memorial Chapel where the movie Charro was filmed and the Apacheland Barn.

Also on the grounds is a restored 20-stamp ore mill, a labelled nature trail, Boot Hill and an extensive model railroad display. 

We enjoyed seeing the goats and the donkeys, which the donkey gives rides for donations and the animals can also be fed with feed from the quarter machines at their location.

Lots of history here and volunteers on site to answer any of your questions.

Things to do in Apache Junction, Arizona will also continue with another location called the Goldfield Ghost Town. Admission is free to come on in and look around- and there are free gunfights at the top of every hour, Saturday and Sundays.

The Bordello was $11 for the two of us. A 15 minute guided tour. It was interesting but costly. 

Lots of merchants as well to browse or spend some money at. We had to make a stop and get the latest fudge flavour samples and some fudge of our own at the Mother Lode Mercantile. 

We went to the gunfight, the Bordello and the Mystery Shack. All of the attractions in the Ghost Town are fee based. 
We did find the Mystery Shack too much $$ for the what we saw. 

It was crowded and only some people got to experience what the guide was showing. Save your money on this one! 
Things to do in Apache Junction came to an end today after the stop at the Goldfield Ghost Town. If you have time to only do one stop- and passing through. Save some money and just walk through the Goldfield Ghost Town, take a few pictures, and browse some shops and get some yummy fudge. The Lost Dutchman Museum  will cost you alot less and you'll get better value for your money. Plus they have scheduled gunfights there too.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you - I have been to these places while visiting my mother (a snow bird from Canada) who winters in Apache Junction! It is a lovely place.


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