For travelers looking for historic ghost towns, beautiful desert scenery, and plenty of Western paraphernalia, Apache Junction is the place to be. Once the scene of the Apacheland film set—a 1,800-acre affair built in 1960—Apache Junction features plenty of fun Western attractions as well as old mining buildings left over from the town of Goldfield, which was established in 1893. If you're excited to explore the many attractions this quirky town has to offer, book a room at one of the Apache Junction hotels today!
Visiting Apache Junction, AZ
Once you've booked your trip to Apache Junction, you can expect to fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. From the airport, Apache Junction is a 35-mile drive. For the fastest trip, rent a car at the airport or hail a cab to take you down US-60 East. While public transit runs extensively around the Phoenix area, there are no routes out to Apache Junction, so driving is your best bet. Once you arrive in Apache Junction, drop your things off at one of the hotels in Apache Junction and get busy exploring. Most travelers love taking scenic hikes through Lost Dutchman State Park or exploring the historic buildings and living history exhibits at Goldfield Ghost Town. If you're in the mood for some art and culture, catch some music at Barleens Arizona Opry or purchase some turquoise jewelry in the Bluebird Mine area. If you're still anxious to soak up the culture of the area, secure one of the many Apache Junction rental cars and cruise into Phoenix. Take your pick of cheap hotels in Phoenix and then head out to see the sights. Grab some tacos or Thai food in the world-famous Arcadia area and then take a sunset walk through the Desert Botanical Garden.
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