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Step back in time

Just 2 hours drive from Las Vegas is this delightful old mining town still kept as it was in the 1800´s and now a popular tourist spot. We drove on the original Route 66 with the road winding up thru the hills and the most spectacular scenery that even the most amatuer photographer couldnt get wrong! Miles and miles of unspolit desert countryside dotted with huge Joshua trees and various other cacti led us eventually to this quaint old town of Oatman. A General Store,Post Office and Diner were just a few of the sights to see with some pretty good bargains to be had as well. I bought beautiful Indian blanket for just $6.95

Donkies, donkies everywhere!

The biggest attraction here in Oatman has got to be the wild burros that live in the surrounding countryside but venture into town where they know they will be fed and watered by the locals and the tourists who buy carrots to feed them. All shapes and sizes they dont seem to care where they wander and will even try to get into the shops if the owner is busy but soon get shooed out to go stand in the dusty street and look that sad, forlorn donkey look! We had passed several families of donkies on our way into town who were quite oblivious to us oohhing and ahhing and clicking away with the camera.

Everything works!

The Post Office is a working one where we bought our stamps, as is the General Store and Diner, although the Diner didnt have much more than burgers to offer, but an ice cream went down really well after coming in from the 110F temp outside.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A great day out
  • Cons:Dusty and hot in summer.
  • Last visit to Oatman: Jun 2006
  • Intro Written Jul 5, 2006
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