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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: 19289203062
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"What you will see here is a remanant town which stood larger than...

"What you will see here is a remanant town which stood larger than Yuma in 1878. Her weather beaten buildings remain great day trip in the lower colorado riverin an area little changed from the 1800's. The mills stand silent, housing original boiler, stamp mill, and elevator, as if tomorrow they will awaken to the thunderous roar of steel crushing rock. The boardwalks still creak, the church bell rings out, the five saloons just await the story of their last shootout. Over 50 building in 3 areas are now open, with more history being added.

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Ne of the Best Ghost Towns

It's a 30 mile drive, and then another 10 on dirt road, but it worth the effort. There are a number of buildings each with authentic relics from the mining era. Nice historic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
jack L
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Yuma, Arizona
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Yuma, Arizona
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99 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a 30 mile drive, and then another 10 on dirt road, but it worth the effort. There are a number of buildings each with authentic relics from the mining era. Nice historic narratives along the way with photos from the actual mine. The rusty old equipment and cars adds to the surroundings and the guid is well versed in... More 

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Thank jack L
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an amazing collection of vintage mining buildings, an old west town complete with barbershop, saloon, mercantile, and museum exhibits you can walk right up to. Take a 4x4 vehicle if you can though - it's a long gravel road. And pack a lunch - the food options up there are somewhat limited. But the trip is VERY much... More 

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Thank AprilMJ
Kokomo, Indiana
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110 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is out in the middle of nowhere, but fun to visit. Good for families. Old mining town & mines. Things still lay where the miners threw them on the ground. If you love history, you will love this place.

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Thank Gae M
Calgary, Canada
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46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved walking around the whole Ghost town area. They have kept the old Gold mining equipment as is. Just loved it.

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Thank Ron F
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70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best historical collection museums in the south-west. It has a fascinating collection of early-mid 1900s memorabilia and the walk-through village is set up like an old mining town, which really takes you back to what it would have been like living there at the time. Some days you can hear the distant rumbles of explosions... More 

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Thank Oscar T
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so glad we visited. The owners have done an amazing job preserving the history of this area. The time and effort they have put into the museum is incredible, and so interesting. We visited in 2015, and are planning on returning again this year.

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Thank Mary H
Sun City West, Arizona
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257 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a little hard to find but well worth the effort and $10 cash admittance. The 10 mile road in off 95 is paved for 3 miles and unpaved for 7. It's very dusty when a car passes in the other direction. But it was an easy unpaved road. Do not wash your car before going here. From the north,... More 

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United States
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48 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've read in some other reviews that there's one price to tour the grounds and another price to see the museum. This is no longer the case — it's $10 for all adult visitors, regardless of what you want to see. Keep in mind that Castle Dome is not a real ghost town — it's an ensemble of rehabbed and... More 

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very interesting museum. You are on the site where a lot of this history was made. Each building had written stories about the actual miners and activities that took place there. There are many antiques to look at and mines to look at. You cannot go into the mines, at present, but you can look down into... More 

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Thank Michelle H
North Olmsted OH
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once inside the house there is a guy giving you a little history of the place. Then you start walking thru the buildings and see how they lived. There is even a small path to the 70's timeframe. Check it out and when your back there check out the trailer, there is a surprise inside, Like seeing the old clothes... More 

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