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America's Coolest Ghost Towns

Goldfield, AZ

James Van Housen

Goldfield, AZ

This gold town thrived in the 1890s, then died and was reborn a number of times between 1910 and 1926. In the 1960s, it was reconstructed as a tourist stop. Goldfield offers perhaps more kitschy fun than historical preservation: you can visit the Superstition Reptile Exhibit, ride a narrow gauge railroad, or see folks in period costumes stir up a reenacted gunfight in the street.

Closest Civilization: Apache Junction, AZ.

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