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Address: Tombstone, AZ
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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 was it's own town and not a part of Tombstone at all. It is located outside of Tombstone city limits half way to Sierra Vista on Rt. 80. It hasn't been a ghost town all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
ILRebel
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Phoenix, Arizona

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Phoenix, Arizona
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112 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fairbank was it's own town and not a part of Tombstone at all. It is located outside of Tombstone city limits half way to Sierra Vista on Rt. 80. It hasn't been a ghost town all that long and therefore some of the building are still standing, such as the schoolhouse, the train station and two others that you cannot... More 

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1 Thank ILRebel
Hereford, Arizona
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65 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting spot. The museum is small. It is a great place for a walk. The Friends of the San Pedro do walking tours periodically. Don't miss it if you are in town.

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1 Thank Ginny A
Arizona
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53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This old ghost town is a nice place to see and take in some history, as well as hiking if you want too. Theres a hiking trail that goes to the mill and cemetary, which could be interesting. The old school house was open, which is now a Visitors Center/ Gift Shop. This was fairly interesting , theres an employee... More 

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Thank williamW60
Huachuca City, Arizona
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68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Cute little ghost and great place for hiking about. You get a great little history story and with come great view. The cemetery is a must up a little hill.

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Thank AZTraveler85616
Tucson, Arizona
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59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Stopped here on the way home from Tombstone. This is nice little bit of Arizona history. You get to learn about how this was a booming town until Tombstone got there own water supply. There is a five mile loop that you can walk around to learn and see more.

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Thank wayneusd
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Fairbank is just an few minutes down the road from Tombstone, AZ. It's a neat little town with a few trails that take you to the graveyard and the San Pedro River and a cattle ranch, etc. There's plenty of hiking to do but not much to see. There aren't a lot of buildings left standing and there aren't any... More 

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Thank Karen K
Tempe, Arizona
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The restored buildings here in this old west town lend an aura of real history to this area. This is a true ghost town best visited in the twilight.

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Thank Lee S
Gig Harbor
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Interesting to view and learn the history of this town. Watch where you are walking as there are mounds of red ants. As I was walking towards the front door of one of the buildings, the rattle of a snake was very distinctive. If I hadn't seen the beware of rattlesnakes sign, I might not have been paying attention to... More 

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Thank Cynthia M
Salem, Oregon
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Thank sojournpas
Sun City
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46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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