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Santa Fe, Bisbee, Bodie, Jerome...? No, Pozos!

All 3 of us love mining towns and have traveled to hundreds all through the Western U.S. and I must say Pozos de Mineral did not let us down! The town has no "plastic" feel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

All 3 of us love mining towns and have traveled to hundreds all through the Western U.S. and I must say Pozos de Mineral did not let us down! The town has no "plastic" feel about it but so real and authentic. We spent 9 hours exploring the town and area and drove to places with dozens of mine shafts... More 

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Leon, Mexico
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The city is small but very nice. We could visit 3 different mines and it was pretty awesome. You actually go down the mines with just a flashlights. Totally worth it

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We booked a full day tour with Cesar Nistal Gonzalez based on other Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed. Cesar is bilingual and bicultural, having lived many years in the the US. He knew a 93 year old former miner whom we met and admired, and listened to his stories of what it was like to work in the... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The abandoned mine site is not easy to find but worth the trouble if you can locate a Spanish speaking guide who is familiar with the area. We had such a guide - Cesar Gonzalez from San Miguel de Allende. He was great (cesar@sanmigueldriver.com) The hotel - Posada de las Minas - is beautiful and the restaurant is full of... More 

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oakland
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is an amazing place. Art galleries, great food and streets that look like sets from old westerns. Old. Beautiful. Cannot wait to go back.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

real people do in fact live in this town, but the damage from its lack of upkeep remains. very interesting little town, but more depressing than inspiring. it's not like an ancient roman/greek civilization. the mines went broke, the town has some unfinished projects, and is now putting 'pueblo magico' name to the town to boost up its much-needed infrastructure... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We were so very lucky to be recommended this little town for a visit. We were also very lucky to stumble upon a taxi driver who could go on at length about the history of the place (in Spanish). he charged us (4 people) 1000 pesos for a 6-hour trip to and around Pozos from SMA (6 hours was all... More 

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Paris, Texas
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Mineral de Pozos is the name of this pueblo rather than Pozos de Mineral as it is currently listed by tripadvisor. This old mining town that was almost totally abandoned is now coming back to life with an insurgence of expat Americans and Mexican nationals, mostly migrating from San Miguel, Queteraro, and Mexico City. It has recently been designated as... More 

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Morelia
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

We drove over for a Sunday visit. What a great surprise! Great little ghost town - but not for long though. Go visit now while it is still quaint. Had a great lunch! Easy drive from San Miguel de Allende. Will return!

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Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The ruins are worth the trip by themselves. Add to that the friendly people and some nice places to stay and you have a recipe for a great weekend. It's a small town so don't expect a zillion things to do but the place grows on you as you explore it. We went to see the smelting ovens just outside... More 

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