The Gold King Mine & Ghost Town

We invite you to visit the Gold King Mine and Ghost Town while visiting Jerome Arizona.  The history here is rich and there are stories to be told.  It all began in 1890 . . .

When they dug a 1270 foot mine shaft, (you can still visit it today) searching for copper, they struck GOLD!  The location was only 1 mile north of the mining town, Jerome, but they became their own mining camp called “Haynes”.  In 1901, the population was 30!  They even had their own post office from 1908 – 1922.

Or course, the gold ran out and the mine was closed.  Years later, 91 years later to be exact, the area was rediscovered by Terry & Don Robertson.  The year was 1981 and Dons’ dream was to share with the world some of the most unique and important icons of the industrial revolution.

Today, the property is filled with vintage transportation: over 180 cars, trucks & motorcycles, including Studebaker’s and Harley’s.  There is mining equipment, historic buildings and a Stamp Mill that was used for crushing the ore.  You will also find a working sawmill and Blacksmith shop with gold panning and a petting zoo for the kids!

We’re happy you’ve found our little spot on the world wide web and hope you can visit in person.  In the meantime, browse around a bit, drop us a line or just view some fun video’s.

Fun for the Entire Family!

Photos!

The photographic opportunities are endless. Plan on spending at least a few hours if you enjoy photography!

To See:

Studebakers
Harley Davidsons
Working Sawmill
Old Trucks
Old Tools
Fire Trucks

For the Kids

We have a menagerie on our property and opportunities to find GOLD!

Tell me More!

Most children love small animals. We have several areas to explore where your children can interact with our ``Pets``. A petting zoo that houses goats with chickens, roosters and of course baby chicks in season. We also offer Gold panning! Try your luck at our Sluice!

For the Guys . . .

Let's face it, we're intrigued and enjoy different stuff! Check out our Man Cave areas!

To See:

Looking for rusty parts, old tools or a Blacksmith shop? We've got 'em. How about a working sawmill? A converted school bus flat track racer that Don Robertson built? Maybe you just wish to walk our grounds and see how many trucks on our property that you recognize!

Jerome Jamboree XXIX September 26-29

Purchase a Raffle Ticket for a
Chance to Win your own VW!

Mark your Calendars!

Thursday, September 26 @ Noon until Sunday, September 29 @ 10 am
Raffle Drawing for the VW is held Sunday Morning! Must Be There to WIN!

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The Gold King Mine & Ghost Town is Proud to be a Member of;

The Jerome Chamber of Commerce, the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce and the Sedona Chamber Tourism & Visitors Association.  You will be taken to their website when the logo is clicked.  A NEW browser window will open.  We don’t want to see you go!

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