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Destination Oatman

by The 100 Companies

Nestled in the northwest corner of Arizona, the tiny town of Oatman is bursting at the seams with character, Wild West history – and a bevy of benevolent burros.

While the diminutive donkeys (descended from gold miners’ beasts of burden) might appear as relics of a bygone era, they not only roam freely but also outnumber humans in this remote, rugged wilderness.

It is not unusual to spy dozens of the world-famous Oatman burros wandering the streets, nudging tourists for treats and otherwise delighting folks from far and wide with their gentle dispositions.

Giddyap, and give the burros a wide berth.

– Hannah Van Sickle, The Arizona 100

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Sybil Erden January 5, 2024 - 1:38 pm

I have a donkey named Apple who I got in 1994 at age 7 months. He is now over 29 years of age. Apple originally came from Oatman, via BLM. He is wonderful!!!

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