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Lost Legends of
Vulture City
Ghost Town

Arizona's Mysterious Ghost Town Reveals Untold Stories

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Come explore the lovingly restored remnants of this once thriving mining town.  From countless artifacts to rich history, Vulture City offers a glimpse into the life of Wild West Gold Rush from the late 1800s

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Vulture City Ghost Town is more than just fables – it lives today through its haunted buildings and dissolved ruins that sit above its miles of dark mine shafts. To mysterious footsteps in the night to unexplained flickering lights, Vulture City beckons those curiou enought to explore its haunted history.
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4-hour introduction to The Art of Blacksmithing. Students will get the opportunity to get “hands-on experience” as they learn about the tools needed and how to safely use them.  Students will taper, twist, chisel, bend and draw out hot steel into a take-home project.

about Vulture Mine

past, present, and future

This abandoned settlement nestled into the breathtaking landscape of the Sonoran Desert, was established in 1863 and developed to meet the needs of Arizona’s most successful gold mine. Vulture City’s population quickly rose to several thousand residents. From 1863 to 1942, the mine produced 340,000 ounces of gold and 260,000 ounces of silver and has been credited with founding the town of Wickenburg.

This rise to fame came as swiftly as its fall and in 1942 the War Production Board ordered the closing of all non-essential mines to ensure that resources were focused on the war effort. The closing of the mine determined the fate of Vulture City and the town was abandoned shortly thereafter. 



Ghourdy Ghouligan, Chief Assayer at Vulture City, is committed to extracting the highest magic grade ore from the unwanted, discarded and overlooked ingredients within or around us.


The Vulture City Forge located across from the oldest Blacksmith Shop in Arizona, offers live demonstrations, blacksmithing services and a variety of workshops & classes.


Join us for a thrilling evening flashlight ghost tour at Vulture City Ghost Town! Step back in time as darkness descends and the spirits awaken in this eerie and haunted desert landscape.


Our educational tour is designed to create an exciting and interactive experience for students of all ages.

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& social event

Vulture City Weddings and Social Events offer a unique blend of historic allure and desert sophistication. Nestled in the heart of Arizona, our venue provides a captivating backdrop for unforgettable moments. From weddings to social gatherings, we curate experiences that seamlessly blend rich history with modern elegance. Create lasting memories in a setting as distinctive as your celebration.

Welcome to Vulture City, where every event is a masterpiece in the making.”


A Town So Loved, It Never Died.

Dedicated to the conservation and care of Vulture Mine City Est. 1863

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