Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Where Route 66 Meets the Wild West

Burros in the street, a haunted hotel, and regularly scheduled gun fights are just a few of Oatman’s many attractions. Tour a gold mine, have a drink in the oldest building in Mojave County, get a tattoo, drive one of old Route 66’s most treacherous portions – but whatever you choose to do, be sure to buy a bag of carrots for the burros. These fat and happy descendants of miners’ burros are now pretty much in charge of things around here.

Oatman is an easy 2.5 hour drive from Las Vegas. For more about Oatman, watch for my article in an upcoming issue of Southern Nevada Life: Fun and Fit. You can also visit Oatman on the web at: http://www.oatmangoldroad.com

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