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Address: , Tombstone, AZ
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Activities: Camping/rv, City walk sightseeing
Description: Once a railroad supply town of 100 people, Fairbank has since been...
Once a railroad supply town of 100 people, Fairbank has since been abandoned.
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Fairbank Hike….

It was nice to find the town one had read about. Took a hike around the town as well as the cemetery and the General Mine or whats left of them. Saw 2 Gila Monsters on the nicely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Salem, Oregon
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Salem, Oregon
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

It was nice to find the town one had read about. Took a hike around the town as well as the cemetery and the General Mine or whats left of them. Saw 2 Gila Monsters on the nicely packed trail. Will plan to go back and hike the entire trail…..along the San Pedro River...

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Sun City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Fairbank lived into the 1970's, much later than most of our AZ ghost towns, and what's left is well reserved. Don't go a long ways extra to get here, but if driving past it's a nice look at the remains of a booming RR town of the 1900's

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Peoria, AZ
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

While there's not much there now, this was a real crossroads during the boom town mining days, so it's worth a stop. Stand where so many went before and soak in the history. Interpretive signs could stand to be replaced, as some of them are fading, but my boy and I walked around and read them all. I was surprised... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This place is a real blast from the past. The school house/museum was not open that day so we're sure we missed some cool stuff, but it was still nice to be able to roam around freely & take in the ghostly atmosphere. The center of town is fairly small, but enough to allow a quick glance into what it... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Fairbank is in a perfect visiting location between Tombstone and Kartchner Caverns. For most people, less than one hour will be plenty of time to wander around and look at the old buildings. The old railroad track bed is just to the west of town and was the nearest railroad stop for the growing city of Tombstone in the late... More 

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

easy instant access off paved road. Schoolhouse interpretive museum. Really interesting. Good example of a ghost town.- the town used to mill the rock from the mining towns like tombstone and bisbee. it also has an old station and other buildings. So much better than Pearce which is given more publicity but is a total waste of time.

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OLYMPIA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

In the late 1880s, Fairbank was quite a going concern as an important transportation and supply hub. It survived until the 1970s when the last store shut down and the last inhabitants moved away. Today, there is the restored school house, the last of the old store, and a couple of old houses to remind people that Fairbanks actually existed,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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101 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This little ghost town has it all. Fairbank was the closest rail stop to Tombstone (about 9 miles away). This proximity was the reason for both it's rise and eventual decline. Several historic buildings are still on site, hiking trails, and in season, it is a birder's paradise combine to make it worth a visit. Fairbank is part of the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I really like this little "ghost town." Because there's a shop and a docent, it's not as "ghost town like" as several others in the area, but if you're going do the 3.7 mile loop trail, it's nice to have a cold soda at the schoolhouse when you get back. The hiking trails are flat and it makes a nice,... More 

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Long Buckby, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Friday, Saturdays and Sundays finds the restored schoolhouse open with its museum and excellent bookstore. There is a walk to the cemetary which is worth doing. Excellent view with unrestored grave sites which add poignancy.

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