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Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe Sights

Vulture Mine

  • Vulture Mine Rd. Map It
  • Wickenburg
  • Ghost Town

Updated 03/27/2014

Fodor's Review

Once the largest producing gold mine in Arizona, the Vulture Mine's vein has long since run out. A small town originally grew up around the mine, but the only things left today are a few storage buildings and a home where caretakers live. The self-guided tour through this "ghost town" wanders past mining memorabilia; old buildings including bunkhouses, the jail, and a blacksmith shop; the mine shaft itself; and the famous hanging tree, where more than a dozen ore thieves (high graders) were hanged. Vulture Mine offers no protective safeguards for its aged buildings, shafts, and equipment. Wander at your own risk and keep an eye on children. Head west from Wickenburg on U.S. 60 for about 6 miles, then turn left onto Vulture Mine Road and travel 12 miles to the mine at the end of the pavement.

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Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, Arizona, 85390, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $10
  • Sept.–Apr., 8–4. Closed Tues., Weds.

Updated 03/27/2014


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