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Address: Spanish Lagoon, Oranjestad, Aruba
Visit Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins like an insider
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$66*
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Discover Aruba Half-Day Tour

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Check it out on the way back from the natural bridge

We stopped here for some photos. Climbed around the ruins for a little bit as well. Watch for rattlesnakes though. Easily accessible with our tiny rental car.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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Palmer, Alaska
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Indianapolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Stopped by on the way to the natural bridge. Not much there but interesting as it shows a different side of Aruba. Beach area there is very wild, no swimming. Worth a few minutes on your way though not a special trip. Would like to see more around it to explain the site.

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Palmer, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We stopped here for some photos. Climbed around the ruins for a little bit as well. Watch for rattlesnakes though. Easily accessible with our tiny rental car.

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Larchmont, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

There is no infrastructure (no bathrooms, etc.) but this makes for a very nice photo stop as the stone building contrasts nicely with the bright blue ocean behind it. It's not going to blow you away, but if you're visiting the ostrich farm and/or natural bridge, it's well worth a 10 minute stop to bolster your photo album.

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Middletown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

What an amazing place! Our ATV Geert took us here as part of our expedition. Know the history of the Ruins before you go.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Build it a great location for tourists and goldminers. Stonework on the massive scale and excellent scenery do not disappoint

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

You can't miss this place. It's amazing, just beside natural bridge so you can visit both places same day. Don't forget to ask your wishes with stones.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This spot is a must see when you go to Aruba. Is quite far from urbane zone but it worth it. You can do natural bridge and Bushiribana Ruins same day since they're pretty close one from each other.Don't forget to ask your wishes with stones, every wish put a stone in the ground and then keep going until you... More 

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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