Oatman, Arizona

Oatman is a former mining town

… it began as a tent camp soon after two prospectors struck a $10 million gold find in 1915

Oatman has undergone a renaissance of sorts in recent years thanks to burgeoning worldwide interest in Route 66 and the explosive growth of the nearby gaming town of Laughlin, Nevada, which promotes visits to the town. …

Burro

Wild burros freely roam the town and can be hand-fed carrots and “burro chow,” both readily available in practically every store in town. Though normally gentle, the burros are in fact wild and signs posted throughout Oatman advise visitors to exercise caution. The donkeys are descended from pack animals turned loose by early prospectors …

wild west show
“Wild West” shootout

dad

family

Great family road trip.

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