Take a tour of Wickenburg – virtually! Although traveling is limited now, we hope to welcome you back when the safety of you and our community is not at risk.
For now, sit back, relax, and enjoy your tour of Wickenburg!
THE WALKING TOUR
Once you arrive in Wickenburg, stop on by the Visitors Center, located in the historic Santa Fe Depot at 216 N. Frontier Street. Be sure to grab the Historical Walking Tour, a brochure that guides you to all the must-see attractions in downtown Wickenburg.
GUEST RANCHES & ACCOMMODATIONS
EXPLORE WICKENBURG’S WESTERN HOSPITALITY
Wickenburg’s western heritage is still honored and celebrated today. Experience the authentic Wild West at one of our beautiful guest ranches.
Castle Hot Springs is another hidden gem found near Wickenburg. Originally established in 1896 as a wellness resort, the springs have hosted many guests throughout its history. Castle Hot Springs has been beautifully revitalized over the last few years, and is now a luxurious oasis in the desert.
GATHERING AS A COMMUNITY
Wickenburg is proud to host several annual events throughout the year, welcoming visitors from near and far. Be sure to check our calendar and plan a visit (when the time is right!) for our annual events!
GOLD RUSH DAYS
CELEBRATING WICKENBURG’S HISTORY
Wickenburg’s annual Gold Rush Days celebrates the town’s origins as a ranching and gold mining center, even before Phoenix existed. The heritage event was founded 73 years ago, and today Gold Rush Days draws tens of thousands of visitors during the three days of activities.
Activities include the classic car show, Gold Rush Days parade, senior pro rodeo, family-fun carnival, and much more. Dive into the event in the photos below.
The Vulture Mine originally began in 1863 when Henry Wickenburg discovered gold in a nearby quartz outcropping. As more gold was found, interest in the mine grew, and Vulture City came to be. In its heyday, Vulture City was home to a few thousand residents. Nowadays, Vulture City is a ghost town with many of the original buildings still in tact. The property is located about 14 miles outside of Wickenburg. Find out more on Vulture City’s website.
Vulture City’s summer hours are:
Monday – Friday: 8:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8:00am to 2:00pm
DESERT CABALLEROS WESTERN MUSEUM
WESTERN ART & HISTORY
Desert Caballeros Western Museum has been preserving and displaying our local history for 60 years. The museum is one of the favorite stops for many Wickenburg visitors. The museum is located at 21 N. Frontier Street.
Due to recent circumstances, the museum’s annual Cowgirl Up celebrations had to be put on hold. Cowgirl Up is an art exhibition that highlights many wonderful female artists that work in the Western genre. Even though the gallery is only open by appointment, visitors can now tour the entire exhibition completely online!
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