Goldfield Ghost Town, “the gateway to the Superstition Mountains,” sits just outside Apache Junction, about 35 miles east of Phoenix. It was once a bustling town around the turn-of-the-century, following the 1892 gold strike. At its peak in the 1890s, it was home to a general store, a boarding house, 3 saloons, a schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, meat market and a brewery. After a few unsuccessful attempts to reopen the mines, it did begin to thrive again from around 1910 to 1926, before ultimately being abandoned. Today, Goldfield offers the chance to explore the Old West in an authentic ghost town brought back to life nearly a century later. Walking the dusty streets you’ll feel as if you really have gone back in time to the Wild West.