Superstition Mountain Heritage Days and Apacheland Reunion | Phoenix.org

January, 2018

13Jan - 14Jan 139:00 a.m.Jan 14Superstition Mountain Heritage Days and Apacheland Reunion9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (14) Superstition Mountain MuseumEvents Categories:Experience

Event Details

Each year, this wonderful two-day celebration praises the history, lore and culture of the Superstition Mountains and Central Arizona, including the story of Jacob Waltz, the Dutchman and his lost gold mine.

The featured performers during the two-day event are the world-famous Yellowbird Indian Dancers, award-winning superstars of Native American dance. They will be performing a repertoire of authentic dances from both the Southwest and Midwest native cultures. These dances and the narrative and music that accompany them are both colorful and educational.

Visitors can tour the historic Audie Murphy barn and the Elvis Chapel, the last remaining structures from Apacheland. Apacheland alumni Michael Dante, Ron Nix, Hank Sheffer and Charlie LeSueur will be on hand all weekend to sign their books and tell tales of the old days at the Apachland movie ranch.

The Apacheland Movie Ranch laid its claim to being “the Western Movie Capital of the World” in 1959 when it opened with a single row of three-sided roofless small buildings on a site just off U.S. Highway 60 on Kings Ranch Road in what is known today as Gold Canyon. By the end of 1960, developers of Superstition Mountain Enterprises had constructed both sides of its Old West main street and turned the site into a full-blown movie set. More than 17 television series, 29 full-length feature films and hundreds of commercials were filmed there.

For additional information, visit the Superstition Mountain Museum’s website.

For more events this weekend and in the future, visit our events page.

 

Time

13 (Saturday) 9:00 a.m. - 14 (Sunday) 4:00 p.m.

Location

Superstition Mountain Museum

4087 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ 85119

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