Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Oatman, Arizona

The other day we went to Oatman, AZ about 30 miles from Laughlin.

CIMG3826 Oatman’s call to fame are the wild burros that wander freely through this old mining ghost town. You can buy bags of carrots to feed the burros and then they will follow you down the street trying to get more.  There are about ten burros and a few babies in town at any one time.

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Some of the burros take time out to rest






or hide out on a side street to get away from the tourists.




There are a lot of old buildings that are very interesting.

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Clark Gable and Carol Lombard honeymooned at the Oatman Hotel March 18, 1939. The hotel’s bar and restaurant have thousands of dollar bills tacked to the walls, ceilings and door ways.

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Yes, the 40 stores are tourist traps, the gunfights comical, but the old buildings, wooden sidewalks and burros are really interesting and we enjoyed our stay.  I would recommend Oatman as a curiosity well worth the trip to see.

Remember, you are loved!

1 comment:

  1. I love Oatman! It has been years since we've been there, but what a fun place. Thanks for sharing the photos.



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