The northwestern Arizona ghost town on an old alignment of Route 66 is best known for it free-roaming burros. Tourists can buy pellets of feed for the burros.
Miners left burros behind when the gold played out in Oatman in the early 20th century. Most of the town's residents left as well. Route 66 was realigned in 1952, leaving Oatman behind. But the town survived.
Oatman is about 4 hours from the Valley and 29 miles southwest of Kingman. A great stop for pictures is at the rebuilt Cool Springs filling station a few miles outside of Oatman. The narrow highway to Oatman continues west of the town to connect with Bullhead City near Laughlin, Nev.