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Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town

Address: 27550 East County 15th Street North Sr4, Yuma, AZ 85365
Phone Number: 928 920 3062
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Ranked #2 of 45 things to do in Yuma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Camrose, Canada
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249 reviews 249 reviews
128 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Attraction fee is $10 & it includes 2 areas... the mines & the mining town that they have recreated. Self guided tour. The buildings are well displayed & have written information to read. The staff are dressed in period clothing & we're very informative & helpful. If you are interested in local history or ghost towns this is definately worth... More 

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Michigan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Castle Dome is an interesting place; but don't expect the same as level as National Park Service or even many State historic sites. There has been a lot of effort put into re-creating the former mining "old west" town; and it appears to mostly have been a volunteer effort. The write-ups in the buildings and through-out the site are very... More 

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Nelson, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Loved the re-creation of times past. Informative displays put you back in time to relive what it was actually like. It's a rough road to get there but not even close tot the hardships of the past.

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Deming, New Mexico
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198 reviews 198 reviews
37 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The old buildings you might expect, but the collection of antique glass and equipment is incredible.

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Woodland Hills, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Wonderful old mining town just about 45-60 min. from Yuma. History is from around the 1860's to mid-1970's.....yes, 1970's. Now, it is indeed off the general/paved road. Paved for about 2 miles then graded dirt road after that. If you are driving a Porche or other low bodied vehicle, do not make the trek. Otherwise, it's very dusty, but manageable.... More 

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Placerville, California
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

And easy trek up Hwy 95 from Yuma - until the last 8 miles of dirt road - but my Corolla did just fine. A great collection of buildings, history and artifacts from a 25 mile radius are gathered here. We spent about 5 hours and brought a picnic lunch and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Penticton, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Great little old mining town with many buildings and history to explore. loved all the artifacts in the houses, the cafe, the church , the saloons and even a jail, the men were interested to see all the mining equipment. Gives you a good perspective on mining in the early days and the hardships of getting silver out of the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

If you like history don't skip this mining town. Take cash no credit cards accepted. It is $10 per adult to enter. Keep in mind this is off the beat and path. It is about 10 miles off the main road and the last 10 miles is a dirt road. You won't go above 10 - 15 mph. They do... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Talk about rough old days this is the place to see it. The site is set up to show all the hardships of living our here in the middle of no where. Really nice displays of the living conditions of the time.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This place is jam-packed with history, interesting stories and photo opportunities. The best part is that you can go into most of the building spaces and touch a lot of the displays. (I've been to some ghost towns where you couldn't go into the buildings, let alone touch anything.) Yes, the road is rough for the last few miles, but... More 

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