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Old 11-16-2018, 10:08 AM   #21
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I think Oatman is getting a bit like some other tourist attractions along Route 66. A bit too commercialized in my opinion. This last visit you have to buy food for the donkeys from vendors. Seems the animals need to have their droppings produced for easy pickup. I can see the point there but $5-7 for a little more than a hand full of food is a bit excessive. Other than that great place to spend the day.
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Old 11-17-2018, 05:07 PM   #22
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Great memories of the Mother Road, we want to enjoy as much of it as we possibly can. In 2007 there was a service station, restaurant, and motel called Roy's Place in Amboy, CA that had just been restored and reopened, don't know if it is still going.
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Old 11-18-2018, 02:50 AM   #23
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I think Oatman is getting a bit like some other tourist attractions along Route 66. A bit too commercialized in my opinion. This last visit you have to buy food for the donkeys from vendors. Seems the animals need to have their droppings produced for easy pickup. I can see the point there but $5-7 for a little more than a hand full of food is a bit excessive. Other than that great place to spend the day.
Are they charging that much for burro food now? Wow! I lived in Bullhead City in the 1990's through 2002, and used to go to Oatman quite often as I had a few friends who lived there at the time.

In those days, you could get a handful of burro food from old candy machines for 50 cents. One store had little brown paper bags of burro food on a table by the door..they might have been as much as a dollar, but not more than that.

I do remember being in that store and watching a burro sneak in the door and swipe a little bag of feed, then go outside, step on it to rip it open with it's teeth, and eat the feed. The locals named the burros and could tell them apart. The lady who ran the store yelled the burro's name and hollered at it to "Get out of here" and it quickly grabbed the bag and backed out the door. She said they would sneak in and grab a bag anytime they thought she wasn't looking. There were always several torn paper bags on the boardwalk out front.
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Old 11-18-2018, 04:59 AM   #24
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We were in Oatmsn in 2016 and the hay pellets were still a dollar then. Canít feed em carrots anymore. They still smell to high heaven and they still will bite you if not fed correctly. All in all a fun place to go and we do recommend it.
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Old 11-18-2018, 05:10 AM   #25
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Guess we bought our food from the same store that sells the genuine Rolex watches for $20 (it actually says "rolax" on the watch).
We enjoyed our visit there.
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