Oatman is a curious display of souvenirs, western clothing and all sorts. Oatman is a 45 minute drive (28 miles, 46 km) west of Kingman on Historic Route 66.
Burros worked the Oatman mines in the early 1900's. Today, the descendants of these early residents now come from the hills looking for handouts from town visitors.
Gun fights take place on a daily basis in Oatman, AZ. Depending on the season, one can catch gun slingers in the act sometime between noon and 3pm.
Enjoy the majestic scenery that surrounds Oatman, experience live gunfights, costumed dancers, and be greeted by our friendly wild burros. Oatman takes pride in keeping its town as authentic as possible, giving visitors a look back into history, showing the wild west as it really was.
The living ghost town and mining camp named for pioneer-turned-indian-captive Olive Oatman (illustrated at right). Oatman was profiled in an article by famed Arizona travel writer Roger Naylor in the Arizona Republic in 2015.