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Mine in Wickenburg

Vulture Mine

Town founder Henry Wickenburg discovered gold nuggets here in 1863. The mine spat out gold until 1942, then petered out along with surrounding Vulture City, which decayed into an atmospheric ghost town. Vulture Peak…
Diner in Wickenburg

Horseshoe Cafe

If you judge the quality of a restaurant by the number of guests wearing cowboy hats, then this charming place has got to be the best eatery in town. It's gussied up with chaps, a saddle or two and, of course, some …
Nature Reserve in Wickenburg

Hassayampa River Preserve

The Hassayampa River normally runs underground, but just outside downtown it shows off its crystalline shimmer. Currently managed by Parks and Recreation, it's one of the few riparian habitats remaining in Arizona a…
Museum in Wickenburg

Desert Caballeros Western Museum

Take a stroll into the early 1900s at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, where re-created street scenes lead to an old-time saloon, the post office and the general store. Hopi kachina dolls, colorful Arizona mine…
Sandwiches in Wickenburg

Nana's Sandwich Shoppe

Order at the counter of this busy sandwich shop in the heart of Wickenburg. The God-fearing folks here load 'em up right, from the Mustang (hot pastrami, swiss cheese, house dressing, lettuce, tomato and red onion) …
American in Wickenburg

Screamer's Drive-In

If you've got a hankering for a big and juicy green chile burger with a side of crispy fries and a shake, this '50s-style diner (not really a drive-in) will steer you toward contentment. Indoor and outdoor seating.
Ice Cream in Wickenburg

Chaparral

If you're wilting in the Wickenburg heat, stop by this beloved ice-cream shop for a scoop of homemade prickly pear ice cream. Or Hassayampa mud, or boysenberry, or chocolate, or…you get the idea.
Tex-Mex in Wickenburg

Anita's Cocina

Family-run since 1986, this happenin' hacienda is a perfect spot for winding down south-of-the-border style. Think margaritas, chiles rellenos, fajitas, combo platters and a basket of free chips with hot or mild sal…