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Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins

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Address: Spanish Lagoon, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Well worth a visit No information at site to what ruins are Great photo opportunities Recommend to others and return if visit Aruba again

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Not much to see here but fun getting there if you take an off road tour. I guess it would be good for someone interested in historical things.

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Saint John, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Interesting history - but not much there. Got some cool picks standing on the ruins with the water in the background - other than that, it's just ruins. No plaque, nothing about the history of the mill. Unless you have a guide telling you about the history, you won't have a clue if you drive yourself out there

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Visited this just by driving their in our rental car, not on a guided tour. Might have enjoyed more if we were has a guide and got a little more info on it. We were here maybe 20 minutes, it is interesting for photos and fun to run around in but I wouldn't make the trip out to this part... More 

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Nottingham
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Well worth a visit No information at site to what ruins are Great photo opportunities Recommend to others and return if visit Aruba again

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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The stop at the ruins was included as a location on our safari tour. It was very educational because of the history we received from the guide. As a solo visit I don't know if I'd love it. It's a great location for pics.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

enjoyed seeing the ruins of the Goldmill and our tour guide was very informative with the History. perfect spot for some photos although when busy is a bit crowded

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We stumbled upon this while driving around the island. It was absolutely beautiful! My boyfriend and I actually went inside and climbing up the many ways that we could and got a lot of cool pictures. There is also a little snack trailer outside that were selling candy and light snacks from what I can remember, although we opted to... More 

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Totowa, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Not worth the visit. Nothing to see except a few partially standing walls. All in all, it was a waste of time and not worth the visit.

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kit51481
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Definitely visit it on a tour of more than just the ruins, otherwise you will likely find it a waste of time. I recommend the ABC tours North Coast. tour guide Joal was fantastic! That it made for a nice day with many stops.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Not much to tell, only a ruin on the coast, good for kids climbing. The wind is atrocious at this point, so you can shelter amongst the ruins. Pity there was no information at the site as to the history of the gold mine

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Address: Address: Spanish Lagoon, Oranjestad, Aruba
Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad

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