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Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town

27550 East County 15th Street North Sr4, Yuma, AZ 85365
928 920 3062
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Ranked #2 of 29 attractions in Yuma
Type: Museums
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Irvine, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This is a remote place - about 45 minute drive from Yuma. DO NOT GO TO THE ADDRESS listed on tripadvisor. To get to the Ghost Town follow 95N and exit at mile marker 55. The place itself is a collection of wooden buildings artificially cramped together in an attempt to preserve an old western town. It's quite interesting, but... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

If you are near Yuma and love the old west you have to check this out. The owner buys this place in 1994 and moves all the buildings within a few miles to one location when the BML is going to destroy them. It's just not the buildings but also all the furniture, tools, mining equipment and everything else you... More

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My husband and I have been to plenty of ghost towns, and Castle Dome Mines is now one of our favorites. Yes, the buildings have been transported to the museum area from their original location, but it was to prevent them from being destroyed for good. Unlike other ghost towns, you are allowed to walk into all of the buildings... More

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New York City, New York
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355 reviews 355 reviews
152 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Castle Dome, the mining town north of Yuma, had mostly lead a little silver ore. Thus, it did not last long: the post office opened in 1875 and closed in 1876... There is nothing where the mining town was once upon a time. However, there is the extraordinary Castle Dome Mining Museum, located at 27550 East County 15Th Street North... More

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New Hamburg, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Between Yuma and Quartzsite Arizona, is a great restored area of the Castle Dome Town and Silver mines. Some great history of the south west here and what life was like back in the day.

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Saint Georges, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Worth the visit especially for the nature around the place; panorama is very nice but the set up is rather average. During our visit, the owner caught a rattle snake not too far from us.

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the west
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88 reviews 88 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The plus side of this attraction is that they have moved the whole mining community (which was more spread out) to one place and restored the buildings and displayed the artifacts in a very helpful way. This is not just a museum of the mining operation. It includes It includes a bank, a hotel, a church, saloon, machine shop, etc.... More

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Spokane, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

If you are ever in the Yuma area, this is a "must see" for adventurers and history buffs! The ghost town has been assembled with assorted old buildings that were scattered around the 300 galena mines. They have been retrofitted with furniture, artifacts and mannequins of the time period. For $10 per person you can self guide yourself through the... More

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Agoura, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We made the short drive along the nicely graded dirt road. We paid the entry fee, which was reasonable, but not cheap, and headed in. There are over 30 small buildings and shacks that are full of old stuff. If you are into the history of this area, this is your lucky day. You will leave with a good understanding... More

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Kingman, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We've visited Castle Dome Ghost Town several times during the last 4 years. It's really grown and improved. The owners and volunteers have spent countless hours restoring old buildings and building displays out of period wood and stone found in the area. They have accumulated many treasures and have them displayed in an artful manner. The road getting there has... More

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