Oatman AZ, Route 66 Unique Ghost Town

By Vero www.touristear.com

Where is Oatman?

Some would say that it is in the middle of nowhere!

It is located in Arizona, south of Las Vegas in Mohave County, on the old Route 66.

How to get there?

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The easiest way  to get to Oatman  is with a rental car.  Or you can go on a guided tour  from Las Vegas.

A Brief History of Oatman, AZ

Oatman was a mining town; in 1915, a gold mine was discovered, which stopped working completely after World War II.

A Brief History of Oatman AZ

In the 1950s, with the rise and growth of Route 66, it resurfaced a bit, but when the route deviated, it declined again. In the 1960s, Oatman was almost completely abandoned and turned into a ghost town.

Best things to do in Oatman

Oatman’s Burros Sometimes they are too cheeky and try to steal what you are eating.

The  Abandoned Mine

The city was founded in 1906, and by 1931, the mines had produced more than 1.8 million ounces of gold.

Live a (fake) Gunfight!

If you want to experience what the Wild West might have been like, you have to visit Oatman between 1.30 and 3.30 in the afternoon.

Food and drink

Have a beer at the Haunted Oatman Hotel or Enjoy an ice cream at Olive Oatman.

They say it’s so hot in Oatman you can fry an egg on the sidewalk! Check it by yourself!

Visit the Annual Egg Fry Festival on July 4th

Read the post to learn more and discover what else Oatman has to offer!