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Nice little place with a free Observatory.

Place is nice and near to Tombstone and staff was nice. The volunteer who ran the Observatory for... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2019
MyGeeklings
Nice facilities. Train whistles are horrible.

The park is superbly maintained, the facilities are very good. Nicely leveled and paved pullthru... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2019
Satdiver
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Reviewed October 6, 2019 via mobile

They say you get used to the trains but why would you want to when there are alternatives. I just don't understand wanting to listen to that noise a dozen times a day.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Richard R
Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

The observatory is only open on even days. Seems like they’d mention that on their website. The park itself is clean and well maintained.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Les R
Reviewed May 1, 2019

Place is nice and near to Tombstone and staff was nice. The volunteer who ran the Observatory for us was fantastic. Funny and informative and very patient with the kids. He seemed to enjoy all the questions hehe. There are trains that go by but...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MyGeeklings
Reviewed April 8, 2019

The park is superbly maintained, the facilities are very good. Nicely leveled and paved pullthru spots. Staff is very nice and helpful. The observatory is a must see, make a reservation to sit in on the astronomy presentation, best part of our stay. That said....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Satdiver
Reviewed March 27, 2019

We had a nice spot on asphalt with parking on rocks for parking the toad. FHU 50 amp with free WiFi at the site. Good satellite reception, good Verizon. Observatory was awesome with a great telescope. Arrived to find that there were no spots for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Denise G
Reviewed January 2, 2019

NOT PET FRIENDLY AND EXTREME TRAFFIC NOISE!! I should have read the other reviews before staying here. If I could change staying at Butterfield RV Resort for the 17 days we paid for a premium site, I definitely would, even making the extra miles into...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marty P
Reviewed December 29, 2018

Very clean park. workers daily remove any loose gravel from black top. 2 dog parks are raked and sanitized with pet friendly bleach 3x a week. People bring their dogs to dog park strictly to do their business - although very clean I felt like...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NECornhusker_D
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the most well kept parks I’ve seen, it is immaculate. There are a ton of daily activities, including tag along excursions, pot luck group meals, ice cream socials, the list goes on. All the people we met were fantastic, so friendly....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Maybellelovesfood
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

This is a gem in Arizona. We stayed 3 nights. The rv park is spotless even the grills by the pool. The people were very kind and helpful. They sweep the sites after you leave to keep gravel in place. The astronerd that did the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank gingerm624
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Very informative & fun to look through the telescope . The gentleman giving the lecture loved astronomy & was helpful with everyone using the telescope

Date of experience: April 2018
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Look on their website. Price changed by season.
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