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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 16 Attractions in Yuma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Cultural
Attraction details
Type: Museums, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Winchester, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Loved this tourist attraction. The drive out was a 10 mile dirt road with spectacular views of the desert and mountains. The old mining town is large, well thought out, historical, and very interesting. There are so many details to see that you could spend an entire day here. We did a speed tour because we arrived late in the... More 

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Big Bear Lake, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Call first to be sure they're open. And bring cash. That being said, we loved every bit of it....the hotel building had to be my favorite....truly felt like you were stepping back in time! Friendly folks, too. And, bring your camera!

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arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a bit out of the way but well worth it. No food available, but there is water and cookies available for sale on the honor system. Cash only. The buildings and displays are great. The road is not as bad as some others say. It is a rough gravel road but is well maintained, no pot holes etc.... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

As most of the other reviewers have stated already, it's best to travel there with a truck or SUV with good tires and clearance. Bring cash and check to ensure they are open in the time fame you plan to visit. If you are a photographer, you could spend most of the day wondering around finding things to shoot. Rooms... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We drove over an hour to come view the ghost town only to find out it's cash only and nearest ATM is 30 min away. Was told tough luck despite no warning it was cash only.

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san diego, california
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

First off, while Castle Dome is technically "in" Yuma, its actually about 59 miles outside of Yuma. Take highway 95 North to mile marker 55. The road drives right past the Army/Marine Proving Grounds but we didn't stop to visit there. The last 7 miles of this road into Castle Dome is gravel and rough driving. Be prepared. We were... More 

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Port Jefferson, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Off the beaten path. Self guided tour allows you to get as much out of it as you wish. Great stories abound.

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Yuma, Arizona, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We visited the ghost town and found it to be very interesting. The old buildings are open to go through, and refreshments are available for purchase. We took lots of pictures of Castle Dome which was located in the mountains behind the town.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This town and Museum is a spectacular site of History extremely well worth the short drive from Yuma. It is a place where you do not want to be in a hurry, the site is a true movie of history and a place where you must let your mind wander and drift with what you are looking at. In every... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The website stated it was open on Sundays, drove through desert, unpaved and unmaintained roads (happily we had taken our pickup, not our nice car). When we finally arrived it was CLOSED with a sign reading "call for times" during the summer!. We ventured on to see where the road went and aftter driving for several hours at 1 or... More 

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