Located on Historic Route 66 is the lively gold mining town of Oatman. During the gold rush, Oatman, and its companion town of Goldroad, were the largest producers of gold in Arizona. There are no formal visitor services in Oatman, but all the shop owners will be happy to guide you to what you need.
The Black Mountains Range is the perfect backdrop for this old mining town that hasn’t changed much over the years. There are numerous historic buildings and photograph opportunities including the Oatman Hotel where Clark Gable and Carol Lombard spent their honeymoon night. There are also great gift and craft shops lining the wood-clad sidewalks of the main street (Route 66), as well as a few places to eat and listen to live music.
Even with all Oatman has to offer, it’s the wild burros that really own the town, and steal the hearts of visitors… along with some carrots. The “Wild” Burro’s are the descendants of burro’s brought here by the miners and when no longer needed were turned loose. They wander the streets, stop traffic, and are pretty cooperative for camera shots.
The Oatman Ghost Riders Gunfighters
The Oatman Ghost Riders Gunfighters perform Wild West Shootouts every day at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm (the 3:30 pm show isn’t always performed) and are available for “Shotgun Weddings”, Tour Bus “Robberies”, “Stage Coach Hold Ups”, and all kinds of special gunfight shows.