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Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins

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Address: Spanish Lagoon, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Lots of Rocks

Entertaining for about 15 minutes. Liked that we could climb all over the rocks, disliked that the kids could climb over the rocks. Not good for younger, impulsive kids.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Bedford, New Hampshire
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Bedford, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Entertaining for about 15 minutes. Liked that we could climb all over the rocks, disliked that the kids could climb over the rocks. Not good for younger, impulsive kids.

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Vancouver, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Amazing that it was built as part of a gold rush on Aruba. Rough, nearly desert terrain with a view of the wild side of Aruba.Quite a view from the stone windows. Snack bar on site.. Take a hike toward the ocean and see the wave action and feel the wind.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Great view and history of Aruba. The gold mine ruins date back centuries. When looking around enjoy the scenery and watch out for the cactus Toni Stoney Creek Ontario Canada

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Port Perry, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It was interesting, good photo opp. Bring your running shoes to climb inside. Beautiful ocean side area. DO NOT GO TOOOO FAR OUTSIDE OF THE AREA....SAND!!!! Yup we got suck. Stupid,stupid, stupid. Thanks to a few GOOD MEN we got out

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Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I come to this ruins very very often, I love running and enjoying the sea breeze and the drops of water splashing softly on my cheeks while i do so. It is a nice place to explore but I love the running around it even more!

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My wife and I went on a personal ATV tour (highly recommend) and this was one of the stops. Interesting history but the ocean views here are what's worth looking at. Get ATV for the day and stop by. Enjoy, we did!

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Woodbine, MD
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a beautiful place to take photos. Such a different feel and view from the beachy side of Aruba. Make sure you check this out. You don't have to spend much time here, but must experience

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Greater Utrecht area
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Actually there is not much to see, but the surrounding of the Northcoasts make it a nice trip. Rugged and desolated a nice stop especially if the food truck is present...

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Picturesque stop on our tour of the area. The ruins are not much to see but provide a great backdrop for photos with good vantage point of the shoreline.

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arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

As far as a history lesson, you dont get much. It was a n old mine and it has fallen down now. lol. The ruins themselves are really neat to look around and climb on. There are several great spots to take some pictures. Nice location and worth going to see and take some pictures.

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