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Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town

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Address: Castle Dome MIne Rd., Yuma, AZ 85365
Phone Number: 19289203062
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"What you will see here is a remanant town which stood larger than...

"What you will see here is a remanant town which stood larger than Yuma in 1878. Her weather beaten buildings remain great day trip in the lower colorado riverin an area little changed from the 1800's. The mills stand silent, housing original boiler, stamp mill, and elevator, as if tomorrow they will awaken to the thunderous roar of steel crushing rock. The boardwalks still creak, the church bell rings out, the five saloons just await the story of their last shootout. Over 50 building in 3 areas are now open, with more history being added. April 15 through September you will need to call for hours. October 15th through April 15th we are open 7 days a week.

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Good museum

First off I started out with only one bottle of water. Bad mistake... And I got out there and realized it was cash only so I had to apologize to the guy and he let me go in for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Christopher W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First off I started out with only one bottle of water. Bad mistake... And I got out there and realized it was cash only so I had to apologize to the guy and he let me go in for free only if I sent in my payment later on. I walked through the areas and it was eerie being by... More 

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1 Thank Christopher W
Yuma, Arizona
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I never have been here before yet myself and our family had a blast. Just be sure to go out there when its cool and don't wash your car before you go it will get dusty. Bring water and know that strollers are not the easiest to push around so I recommend you have a baby carrier.

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Thank theumphressclan
Yuma, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This ghost town is located about 35 miles north of Yuma. The last ten miles are gravel-dirt. The town has many buildings that have been brought together from other places and are staged in a nice circular walking path. The town is representative of the mining industry that went on in this area. There is some good historical information in... More 

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Thank dayle2016
Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took my sister and my niece here when they were visiting from Australia. It is a "constructed ghost town." Educational but not boring. Great for families. Nice folk run the place. It's a good way to spend a family afternoon.

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Thank drmikeArizona
York, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rode all the way out to the property and could not get in. We called from the care and were told they open on "some" Saturdays in the summer. Their website clearly says they are open 10am - 5pm and when I returned home and looked at their site which is still open on my PC, it says OPEN...... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

There were tons of artifacts and the buildings are close together and easy to access. The location is breathtaking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

If you're ever in Yuma AZ and want to visit an awesome western museum and mine this is the place! My wife and I with a nine and ten year had a great time . Lots to see and touch for the kids . We packed a lunch and ice chest with drinks and made and made day of it.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Had a day off from work and having consulted with the locals on places to go in Yuma we hit upon heading out to the Castle Dome Mines. Its a good 1 hour drive from downtown Yuma with a fair bit of gravel road. The staff were friendly, welcoming and passionate about the era. Entry was $10 per person, cash... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

I, a solo traveler decided to head to Castle Dome Mining Town after reading the reviews. They tell you of the long dirt road you will be traveling but they do not mention the total isolation. I saw no cars and no people on my voyage there. So this is what it was like to travel back then. Started second... More 

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Thank gccherie
Vail, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

A slice of the old West, unsullied by vendors and hawkers. The artifacts are the real deal, and include such items as the machinery used to mine as well as the machine and blacksmith tools that were used to make and repair all the various equipment needed by the folks who mined and worked in boomtown Castle Dome. I understand... More 

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