Traveling a little over 50 miles to the north from Lake Havasu City, we visited the town of Oatman. Oatman about 100 years ago was a flourishing gold mining center until 1942 when gold mining was no longer essential to the war effort. Today it remains as authentic as possible as a western ghost town and mining camp.
There are a variety of shops along the street along with several restaurants. One shop had paintings on sandstone done by local artists that were unique. Many shops had the touristy t-shirts and trinkets.
The town is located on U.S. Route 66, a federally funded "Back Road By-Way".