Wickenburg is located approximately 65 miles northwest of
downtown Phoenix. It was founded in 1862 by Henry Wickenburg, a prospector, who
discovered the Vulture Mine from which more than $30 million worth of gold has
been dug. Wickenburg is known as the “Dude Ranch Capital of the World and is
truly a spectacular town.
While walking through downtown Wickenburg, you’ll find an
array of western-themed shops, restaurants and saloons. For 70 years, this town
holds a 3-day celebration called “Gold Rush Days” which includes a parade,
real-life rodeo, Western BBQ, car show, art show and much more.
Wickenburg’s major attractions include The Desert Caballeros
Western Museum, Hassayampa River Preserve, Vulture Peak Trail, Deep Creek Lake
Area, Kay El Bar Guest Ranch, Vulture Gold Mine Tours, and Del Web Center for
the Performing Arts.