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Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins

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Address: Spanish Lagoon, Oranjestad, Aruba
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We took a jeep safari tour as the roads along this part of Aruba are dirt & rough. It is near the beautiful chapel & light house so worth a visit along with other sites. Not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Def worth a trip and look but def no gold lying about :P get out and enjoy the sunshine!! Can really recommend the self drive trip - makes for an interesting trip lol

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We took a jeep safari tour as the roads along this part of Aruba are dirt & rough. It is near the beautiful chapel & light house so worth a visit along with other sites. Not more then a few minutes needed to see it since it is in ruins.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

If you love digging around old ruins then you'll love this, steeped in history and tragedy its a wonderful day out and the scenery is to die for. Swim local and have some food plenty of traditional eateries and Rum :) Kids loved this the most

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This is an amazing site. The ruins are fun to climb and a great place for photos. Collect and stack rocks by the beach for good luck.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We were brought here as part of our jeep tour. It is not easy to get to, and you definitely need a 4-wheel drive to reach it. We were told of its history during the gold mining rush and then allowed to go inside of the remains. There are lots of rocks and levels to climb on that make for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Really cool. You can get to this with just a car vs ATV/SUV. It is a beautiful site and you can climb up into it to take some really amazing photos.

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McAllen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We took a tour and stopped a the Gold Mills Ruins, Eddie the tour guide at Sensitive Island Tours told us the story behind the Gold Mills Ruins, its really fun to climb on up and take awesome pics!

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Not much to look at. Just a crumbling building on Aruba's rocky coast. The kids will enjoy it for the climbing opportunities, and go there for the spectacular views of the coast, especially through the large windows.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is pretty much a jumble of rocks and bricks. There is no signage whatever, so you don't learn anything about the place by visiting. The only plus is that it is near other attractions and won't take more than a few minutes to see.

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

it is a shame when you visit a place and are left wondering..."if only these walls could talk". The remains of the building are an interesting climb but without any placard to offer a suggestion as to what purpose the individual areas of the remains actually served, you are left looking at a bunch of stacked rocks. We strive to... More 

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