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Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town

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Address: 27550 East County 15th Street North Sr4, Yuma, AZ 85365
Phone Number: 928 920 3062
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Castle Dome Mine is an easy day trip from Quartzsite or Yuma, Az

Take a trip back into time. Amazing display of what life was like when this town was in it's heyday. Approximately 6 miles of unpaved dusty road to get there proved too much for 2... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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New Port Richey, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Take a trip back into time. Amazing display of what life was like when this town was in it's heyday. Approximately 6 miles of unpaved dusty road to get there proved too much for 2 vehicles the day we were there (flat tires). We traveled with a Pontiac Vibe, drove 20 - 25 mph and had no problems. Depending on... More 

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Woodland, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Castle Dome is quite a drive from the main road, but it is worth it. I would consider it more of a ghost town then museum, but it still had many artifacts to qualify as a museum. There is plenty to see - so much that my camera died midway through the visit and over 100 photos.

Thank Thomas S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction is a self guided tour among old buildings that used to comprise a booming mine town. The last of the mines closed in 1979 when it cost more to mine the silver than it was worth. Most of the more than 300 mines are filled in but a few are simply covered or fenced off. Placards in the... More 

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Beaufort North Carolina, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

10 miles on a gravel road to get to this place. We were excited until about mile 3 into the gravel road in the new car. Our fault yes, but still. Once you get there, its great. A LOT of stuff to see at 2 different locations. Take water and snacks! Very friendly folks and the beautiful skies of Arizona!

1 Thank k10yoga
Winlock, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This is a great ghost town to explore! It was so much fun walking the streets and going into the old buildings. It is a fun place for everyone to explore. Just watch out for snakes. They do their best to keep them out but it IS the desert.

2 Thank Doris T
Yuma, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Very interesting place to visit. Get a glimpse of early Arizona living. Need to travel on a gravel road for a short distance but no problem. There is a small admittance fee but well worth it. Lots of things to see and buildings to explore. Best to go in the fall or winter when temps are are milder.

2 Thank Skip G
Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This place is a little far out, but it is very cool. Although after a while you can only look at so many old bottles. But all the buildings and scenes are set with care to take you back to the way things used to be. Pack a lunch as this will take you a good part of the day.

3 Thank mkcurran
Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A great place to visit for the whole family and see the history of the mining town. It was very interesting.

3 Thank williamrK5191IX
Dewey, Az
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This remote area is reached by about an hour drive outside of Yuma, through the Yuma Proving Grounds, and 7 miles out a graded dirt/rock road. If you go, be sure to keep your speed under 25 mph for your vehicle's safety and your comfort. The site is attended by a knowledgeable docent. There are 2 sites, side by side,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

As the previous reviews stated it is a very rough 10 mile road to get to the ghost town. It consists of several reconstructed buildings with original furnishings. My husband has bad knees & it was difficult for him to step up into the houses. I have to admire the owner for all he's done but I wouldn't recommend it... More 

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