At one time, Goldfield boasted three saloons, a boarding house, general store, blacksmith shop, brewery, meat market and school house. After the mine failed, though, the 1890s boomtown slowly died.
Today, you can tour the mine, pan for gold and ride a narrow gauge railroad. There are plenty of shops filled with souvenirs and a historic museum. Jeep, hiking and horseback tours are also available.
Admission is free, but many of the attractions cost a nominal fee. These several small fees add up quickly. It would cost an adult $22 to visit every attraction, not including the jeep tour, horseback ride, or gold panning. Select the activities you want to see before you go and budget accordingly.
Don’t miss: On Saturday and Sunday, the Goldfield Gunfighters perform every hour between “high noon” and 4pm on the streets of Goldfield. The shows are free.