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Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town

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Address: Castle Dome Mine Rd., Recently graded Gravel Road, Yuma, AZ 85365
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+1 928-920-3062
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Very interesting place

I went there with my adult son while out exploring and found this place. We were a bit reluctant to go in at first but once we did, we were both in awe of the history there. Very... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went there with my adult son while out exploring and found this place. We were a bit reluctant to go in at first but once we did, we were both in awe of the history there. Very interesting place! You have to check out the 70's exhibit and see the 1200+ Zippo lighter collection!

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Thank KLR D
Sand Springs, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our fourth trip to ghost town this trip with our grandchildren which they just loved the different eras that the town showed

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Thank Bonnieb57
Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting friends who live in Yuma, Buildings were transplanted to a small area to make viewing the area more tourist friendly. The area shows the basic, tough, rough life these people led through the 1970's. The town is from the 1880's. It is very basic but the extensive details on the process of obtaining the silver is interesting. At the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of history and a unique look into the past. If you go later you can watch the sunset in the desert!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tons of memorabilia displayed in mostly original buildings from different mines in the immediate area. This area has been mined for centuries- first by the Spanish with Indian slaves. Town is full of interesting history, equipment and artifacts.

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Thank Chiefly1
Central Arizona, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the lady collecting the donation for the Museum. So friendly and passionate about Castle Dome and the history. Great place to see how our settlers lived and survived and thrived in such a harsh environment. So glad they have been able to preserve this mining. town.

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Thank DMERN
Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fun place to visit! Though the woman who took our money was good about giving us a description of the area, she was obviously alone, and we were turned loose onto the property. It was fun to see all the old buildings and artifacts - though there were a few that obviously didn't belong - a Japanese fishing... More 

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Watertown, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting adventure. It was just my wife and I and we spent 2 hours walking the property. We will bring our grandchildren next time, they would love it. Many old original buildings and equipment. Very hands on and informative.

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Thank Mark J
Troutdale, Oregon
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a joke. It costs $20.00 per person to get in and is a reconstructed ghost town. There may have been a town like it out there but this was no town. The whole town is not much bigger than my backyard. The road to the place is terrible and the people are not friendly at all. You... More 

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Albuquerque NM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old mining ghost town is really complete and well maintained. It is very interesting to walk through the old buildings and see how people lived there between the 1860's and clear into the 1950's. The last 10 miles or so of the road is dirt and very dusty, but it is graded fairly smooth and is no problem in... More 

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