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Address: Tombstone, AZ
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Once a railroad supply town of 100 people, Fairbank has since been...

Once a railroad supply town of 100 people, Fairbank has since been abandoned.

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Not really Part of Tombstone

This was a separate community near Tombstone, but not part of Tombstone. There is a small museum and ruins of some old buildings. take care as you walk through the area, we saw... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2016
csarchibald
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San Marcos, California

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San Marcos, California
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698 reviews
333 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This was a separate community near Tombstone, but not part of Tombstone. There is a small museum and ruins of some old buildings. take care as you walk through the area, we saw a rattlesnake lying right next to one of the buildings and blended into the the background so was not easy to see.

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Thank csarchibald
Albany, New York
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74 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

There was something somber, sad but beautiful about the abandoned Fairbanks Cemetery at the top of a hill. It's funny, I took the brief trail from the school house to the hill as just a pit stop between Kartchner Caverns and Tombstone, but this cemetery just stuck with me way more than Boot Hill. Seeing the broken stone markers, and... More 

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Delaware, Ohio
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

To our surprise the day we stopped here there was a Fairbank Day festival. It was a fun afternoon learning(ish) to lasso a cow (fake), touring the old cemetery, hiking back to the San Pedro River. Well worth the the time.

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Thank Pamela S
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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129 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

Fairbank was it's own town and not a part of Tombstone at all. It is located outside of Tombstone city limits half way to Sierra Vista on Rt. 80. It hasn't been a ghost town all that long and therefore some of the building are still standing, such as the schoolhouse, the train station and two others that you cannot... More 

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Hereford, Arizona
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

Interesting spot. The museum is small. It is a great place for a walk. The Friends of the San Pedro do walking tours periodically. Don't miss it if you are in town.

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New Mexico
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58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This old ghost town is a nice place to see and take in some history, as well as hiking if you want too. Theres a hiking trail that goes to the mill and cemetary, which could be interesting. The old school house was open, which is now a Visitors Center/ Gift Shop. This was fairly interesting , theres an employee... More 

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Huachuca City, Arizona
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113 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Cute little ghost and great place for hiking about. You get a great little history story and with come great view. The cemetery is a must up a little hill.

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Thank AZTraveler85616
Tucson, Arizona
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Stopped here on the way home from Tombstone. This is nice little bit of Arizona history. You get to learn about how this was a booming town until Tombstone got there own water supply. There is a five mile loop that you can walk around to learn and see more.

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Thank wayneusd
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Fairbank is just an few minutes down the road from Tombstone, AZ. It's a neat little town with a few trails that take you to the graveyard and the San Pedro River and a cattle ranch, etc. There's plenty of hiking to do but not much to see. There aren't a lot of buildings left standing and there aren't any... More 

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Thank Karen K
Tempe, Arizona
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35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The restored buildings here in this old west town lend an aura of real history to this area. This is a true ghost town best visited in the twilight.

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