APACHE TRAIL is Arizona's Oldest Highway
State Route 88 celebrates 100 years as the "Apache Trail"
Only at these two locations can you find everything you'll need before starting the amazing journey on Arizona's Oldest and most Ancient Highway.
Be sure to download a printable version of the Apache Trail map on the left before starting your adventure!
Renaissance Festival every Sat & Sun - February 7 to March 29, 2015
Don’t miss your BEST Day Out in History at the annual Arizona Renaissance Festival! The King and Queen are busy planning raucous revelry! Like us on Facebook to get the latest news, enter contests and stay in touch while plans are underway for various festivities. Please check our Special Events page for more information. Escape to the Arizona Renaissance Festival where pleasure and celebration are the only orders of the day as decreed by the King! The Arizona Renaissance Festival is one of the largest of the Renaissance events in the nation because it is really five Festivals all rolled into a giant, costumed fantasy village with 13 Stages of Continuous Live Entertainment, Outdoor Circus, Medieval Arts & Crafts Fair, Jousting Tournament with Three Performances Each Day, and Day-Long Feasts east of Gold Canyon, Arizona on US-60.
Goldfield Ghost Town | Website | (480) 983-0333
4650 N. Mammoth Mine Rd, Apache Junction, AZ 85119
Walk down Main Street, explore the many shops and historic buildings. Tour the historic Mammoth Gold Mine and visit the Goldfield Museum. Pan for gold then take a ride on Arizona's only narrow gauge train. You'll also get to witness an old west gun fight performed by the famous Goldfield Gunfighters! Spend a fun filled day, rich in wild west history!
Apacheland Movie Ranch | Website | (480) 983-4888
4087 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ 85119
Home of "Death Valley Days" with Ronald Reagan and "Have Gun, Will Travel" with Richard Boone, the original Apacheland Movie Ranch is now located at 4087 E. Apache Trail on the grounds of the Superstition Mountain Museum where the only 2 remaining buildings from Apacheland have been restored and preserved, the "Elvis Presley Chapel" and the "Audie Murphy Barn." Don't miss your chance to tour these historic buildings by calling the Superstition Mountain Museum (480) 983-4888
Filly's Roadhouse | Website | (480) 671-3056
1615 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, 85119
If you take the time to mosey down Apache Trail (SR 88) on your way to Canyon Lake, you will pass Filly’s Roadhouse. It isn’t the biggest place around nor is it the fanciest but it sure is a place to kick back and enjoy some fun in the sun. The patio which is tucked behind the restaurant is everyone’s favorite spot to kick back and enjoy an afternoon of eating, drinking and dancing sprinkled with lots of laughter and good times. Bring your family, bring your friends and get ready to let your hair down. This is country at its finest!
Hitching Post Pub | Website | (480) 983-8800
2341 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, 85119
The Hitching Post Pizza Pub is located at the corner of Highway 88 and Lost Dutchman (Brown) on the way out to Canyon Lake. We are famously known for our hand-tossed homemade pizza and delicious chicken! How could anyone miss out on live entertainment 6 to 7 nights a week, good food, cold drinks, and a great staff? Come on out and join the fun, it will be hard to miss us with our giant chicken on the front patio! The Hitching Post 2 is open in Gold Canyon along Kings Ranch Road right next to the golf course!