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Balashi Gold Mill Ruins

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Address: Ao lado da Spanish Lagoon, Oranjestad, Aruba
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ABC Tours

We visited this place with ABC Tours. I'm glad the tour brought us to this place. Our guide have us a little history on the place. We were able to take some great pics.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
peechez
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place with ABC Tours. I'm glad the tour brought us to this place. Our guide have us a little history on the place. We were able to take some great pics.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fun, interesting tour along the shore of Aruba...Natural pools and bridges...Ruins..Church and a Lighthouse!!

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west yorkshire, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth a look as this is their heritage, doesn't take long to see but well worth the travel

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in at Balashi Gold Mill on our island tour while in Aruba. It is completely in ruins, and there is no signage / information to tell you what each building, each bit of equipment is/was. The site is unfenced, and completely free to park and visit. Walk around the pathways, and you'll see lots of small geckos. Climb... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting old ruin near the ocean used to keep mining efforts a secret from pirates in the 1700's. We made a quick stop here while taking a UTV guided tour. It is fairly remote but heavily visited by tourists on various horse/UTV/ATV tours.

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Thank Mark_Thebaut
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a good stop for some great pictures of the east side of the island. It is an easy climb and great views. It is part of the National Park.

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Beverly, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

again Kenny, Hugo and Ronald did an amazing job. This was very interesting to learn the things that happen on this island

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Oxford, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The ruins of an old Gold mine on the island of Aruba. Wear good shoes or sneakers as it can be somewhat tricky walking around the ruins.

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Pleasant Hill, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

If you like history this is a neat place to visit. Nothing there to tell you about it or what they did there. A little research before going would do you good. This was on our list of places to check out.

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White Marsh, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

we just rode past, it was good to see and learn the history behind it, we saw this during our tour with de palm

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