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Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins

Address: Spanish Lagoon, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Ranked #6 of 28 Attractions in Oranjestad
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Woodbine, MD
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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267 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
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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87 reviews 87 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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north carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

There are some nice photography opportunites here. You need to wear shoes that you can climb in. No water or bathrooms.

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Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Rented a Jeep and drove over to the natural bridge, past the ruins, and all the way up to the Alto Vista . Dirt road along beautiful, rocky shoreline with little beach coves. HIGHLY recommend this over paying for a tour: your itinerary and schedule, and cheaper for two.

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Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Definitely visit here if you are traveling the North Shore. You can also leave a "wish." Be sure to pick up a little piece of white quartz - there may be gold in it!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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453 attraction reviews
1,157 helpful votes 1,157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Located seaside with what is seemingly an endless number of impressive oceanic vistas on Aruba, the Bushiribana Gold Mill is a remnant of the 19th Century when the precious metal was discovered on the island. (“Oro Ruba” means “red gold,” eliding nicely into “Aruba.”) I visited here during my last full day in the country as part of a self-made... More 

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Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Really enjoyed learning about the Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins. Culture in Aruba intrigued us and would love to see more the next time we travel there!

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Calgary
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Neat place to visit. Don't need more than a few minutes to explore this site. Don't forget to make a wishing stone.

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