Oatman is the home of the Last Big Gold Boom in the United States. This village sets on the longest stretch of the original historic Route 66.
Today Oatman has a lot of it’s original historic buildings & more:
- A number of quaint businesses to purchase your Oatman and Burro merchandise!
- Several restaurants, a coffee shop and saloons.
- Of course the burros! They are extremely fond of travelers and they expect every person to feed them. The wild burros are the key attraction of this town so you certainly won’t miss noticing them as you visit Oatman.
- Historic buildings in town including the Oatman Jail, the Glory Hole, the Oatman Hotel, the mines and more.
Our Oatman Town Burros
The wild burros are the offspring of the burros transported here in the late 1800s. They were used by the miners to carry essential supplies, including rock and metals in those days. And now as the mining days no more exist, what has lingered here are the burros. Every morning, the burros wander in the town seeking food and greeting the tourists.
The Oatman Burros are protected under the Wild Horse and Burro Act of 1971, are Federally Protected and maintained by the United States Department of the Interior. After a gentleman’s agreement with BLM, visitors can feed the Oatman Burros Hay Cubes which are readily available in the town for only $1.00 per bag.
Wild West Shootouts in Oatman! Don’t miss the Oatman Ghost Rider Gunfighters along with the Red Ridge Marauders, Oatman’s oldest Gunfighter organizations.
Our gunfighters take to the streets at about noon and 2:00 on weekdays. They have about four gunfights, starting at noon on the weekends. Show Times may vary due to weather or special events and crowd permitting.