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Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins

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Address: Spanish Lagoon, Oranjestad, Aruba
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The Gold Mill Ruin is picturesque and located on the rugged windward coast of Aruba. It has been designated a national heritage site. The ruins were made from natural stone that... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Calgary, Canada
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Apopka, Florida
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The old Gold Mill was built for ore then used during the Gold rush in Aruba and is now in ruins but so interesting. It sits right on the beach of a national park and a must see that only takes about a half hour to tour.

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Gold Mill Ruin is picturesque and located on the rugged windward coast of Aruba. It has been designated a national heritage site. The ruins were made from natural stone that is in keeping with natural surroundings. Aruba does not have many things to do other than the beach so the Gold Mill gets 4 balls here whereas at many... More 

Thank FunOnly
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The ruins of the gold mine are very interesting! There is nothing to do except climb over the ruins of the single building, but it is an interesting site in Aruba's history. The views are wonderful

Thank kristen a
Newark, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice stop on our off-road tour. Only 10 minutes needed to see the hole attraction. Hot! Bring water.

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Troy, Missouri
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented a UTV on our own and the ruins were on the dirt road that we were taking to see other attractions on the island. We love old buildings so this was right up our alley. There is no fee to get in. You just walk up and into the ruins. I do however suggest that if you plan... More 

Thank where2nextbabe
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great bit of history to take in. Ruins are free to see and pretty fabulous. Not that much to see but you can climb the ruins and pose for the great photo opps! Take water on your travels because you will need it.

Thank Jeannine M
Clayton, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got to explore these ruins as part of our UTV tour and found it to be very interesting as we heard of its history from our tour guides. It sits right on the beach in a remote section of the island. You are able to go inside the ruins and look around. We enjoyed seeing it very much.

Thank Gregory B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Riding with ABC Tours They did a great job it is a very cool place and as part of the natural pool extrusion

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unless you are enjoying drive off road there is not so much to see or do at the gold mine ruins. There are very few remains of the mine and not so much to explore around. Far way from Eagle and Palm Beach it is surrounded by nothing.

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Clairton, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was an interesting stop on our UTV run around Aruba. This history behind it was probably the best part of it, because there wasn't much to see other than some ruins of a building made to look like a fort in order to keep pirates at bay.

Thank draspgh

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