Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town

Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town

Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town
4.5
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Please call for reservations during the warmer months "What you will see here is a remnant town which stood larger than Yuma in 1878. Her weather beaten buildings remain great day trip in the lower Colorado river in 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 1st through April 30th we are open 7 days a week.
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ginaqs76
Fort Worth, TX29 contributions
Couples
This was truly a fun and unique experience. The drive there was on a long and lonely dirt road but fun. A few times you'll wonder if you're lost but have no fears. You'll make it there. We spent some time wandering around the old town before we hopped on "bus" and went to the mine. From there we jumped on a bright yellow "cart" and headed straight down into the mine. Allen was great and very informative and we enjoyed hanging around after the tour with him and some other guests just talking. The price for the town and mine is $75/person and worth every penny. Plan on spending a few hours here between the drive in and out as well as the tour. Bring a ton of water!!!!!
Written May 28, 2022
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Randy W
Puerto Penasco, Mexico69 contributions
Couples
If you're interested in an authentic view into the old west, off the beaten path, and not a tourist8jb trap, you must go. And if you go, take the mine tour. the old ghost town is amazing in and of itself, you can almost place yourself in the old west. Take some time and immerse yourself and try to imagine life in the past. Keith took us down into one of the old mines where we experienced the flourescing stones 200 feet deep. It was Amazing! I cannot recommend this enough. It may seem a bit pricey, but it was well worth the experience and the memories. I recommend you experience this place before the bus loads of tourists start showing up.
Written December 7, 2020
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Traveling Man
50 contributions
Solo
If you have the time and patience to drive the rough dirt road out to this site, it is worth the trip.
The $15 per person fee might be high for a family but for me it was worth it.
The town is preserved and maintained to be like it was 100 years ago. If you like history and old things, this is a gem in the desert.
Written October 16, 2021
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Glenn N
1 contribution
Family
DO NOT waste your money. Horrible gravel road. Nobody there to greet you so u just wander around but when u try to leave a man is waiting there to make you pay $15 a person!! He was rude and confrontational!! If he would have been there at the entrance to get the money before entry then no way would we have went in!! I think he waits there to trap u into paying. We did unwillingly pay n he proceeded to follow us making rude comments
Written September 4, 2021
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Candace
2 contributions
Family
We were greeted by a cranky old lady after waiting several minutes (she was inside hot glueing as we were told). We arrived later in the afternoon and while paying the high admission price with $100 bill she informed us that if we gave her a large bill like that earlier in the day she wouldn’t have taken it. The little town was nice and we enjoyed seeing it, but before we were done and it closed the same lady started closing up the buildings, turning off sounds and putting away flags. Not impressed after paying $16 per person including my 12 year old.
Written March 5, 2021
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Luis B
Morenci, AZ59 contributions
Family
This location is definitely out of the way. It was once a bustling silver town with everything that goes with an old Western mining location. No question it’s way off the beaten path and a slow driving dirt road 10 miles long. This is a touch everything you see type of museum experience. My sons gave it the 5 Stars. They really enjoyed seeing authentic old stuff that was used back in the old wild west. We did not do the mine tour as we felt it was a bit pricey. But the town tour was definitely worth the $15 a person.
Written December 3, 2021
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Cindy K
Ironton4 contributions
Was very excited to visit the Castle Dome tour and Museum. $75.00 for underground tour, fluorescent wall, museum, town and LUNCH. The tour was fantastic and town , which was self guided, was also not too bad. The women who greeted us was crabby and having a bad day. After our tour I asked about lunch and that same woman just about chewed my head off....she said I needed to be 6 feet away, NO LUNCH because of COVID. I suggested they change their website and she rudely told me it would cost too much money to change the whole website. Would not recommend her to anyone.
Written February 12, 2021
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Josh
Lacey, WA1 contribution
This place is exactly what you expect for a ghost town tour. When I walked into the gift shop at the entrance I thought it was going to be pretty lame, but as soon as I got the the actual town my opinion changed. I highly recommend this place. It is only $15 per person to take the self guided walking tour. My only complaint would be that some of the areas are off limits. I really wanted to be able to go up to the second floor of the hotel.
Written April 16, 2021
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Travelsue
Murrieta, CA45 contributions
It’s fun but online they stated prices were $10 per adult, when I got there was told it was $15 and then on top of that increase if you use a cred card it’s not just $1 per transaction but $1 per each ticket. Fun walking around this old mining town where me use to live and shop and of course drink. Several saloons. There’s 7 miles of dirt road to get to this mine museum.
Written February 19, 2020
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tchrs
Tucson, AZ492 contributions
Friends
Just north of Yuma off AZ95 is a collection of vintage buildings from the Castle Dome Mining District. Everything from a dress shop to blacksmith and all well appointed with thousands of artifacts.
Bring a picnic lunch as there is no food anywhere nearby.
The road is has several miles a gravel but doable in a modern car.
Open 10/15 to 4/15 but go when cooler. Would be uncomfortable over about 85.
Plan on an hour or two for the main buildings. $15 adults and we'll worth the charge. There is also a special 2-3 hour underground mine tour at $15
Written January 25, 2020
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Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM