Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town

Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town, Yuma: Hours, Address, Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town Reviews: 4.5/5

Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town

Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town
4.5
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
About
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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Josh
Lacey, WA1 contribution
Great Little Ghost Town
Apr 2021
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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ANTHONY M
1 contribution
terrible because of the woman working the front desk.
Mar 2021 • Family
First off, remove the woman at the front desk. She is extremely rude and has no customer service skills what so ever. While I was there, it was not only my family she was rude to, but I witnessed her being rude to others as well. Apparently, she does not want customers. I would not recommend this place to anyone because of her nor will I ever return there.
Written March 22, 2021
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Candace
2 contributions
Expensive
Mar 2021 • 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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Cindy K
Ironton4 contributions
Tour was interesting
Feb 2021
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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pam c
San Lorenzo, CA29 contributions
Worth the trip out there!
Jan 2021 • Friends
It’s an adventure getting out to this place but worth it. They are doing a pretty good job keeping this place going. It could certainly use some cleaning but it is out in the desert! The “town” is really well done and you can get a great idea of how life was in those days - hard!! There is a lot of great info in each of the buildings but much of it needs to be reprinted, it is getting hard to read. Kids would love this place, too.
Written January 24, 2021
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Al M
2 contributions
Places in History you should not go!
Jan 2021
I was going to Castle Dome to see the mine .. been to bunches of old museums but I enjoys going into the old mines. $15 for the museum I would have paid .. but $80 for a mine tour with a tour guide is not my way of seeing history .. I believe that was $80 per individual .. kids included. I wasn't the only one driving away
Written January 10, 2021
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tracker60
Lake Havasu City, AZ2 contributions
Great!
Jan 2021 • Solo
The interesting information in each building. The artifacts in and around each building. We loved learning about Castle Dome City and all it's history.
Written January 9, 2021
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Doug H
Ghana110 contributions
A long drive for not much
Dec 2020 • Couples
This is a long drive on gravel road and not much there once you arrive. Looks like they have gathered up all the old refuse from days gone by, placed it in a pile and called it a museum.
Definitely not worth the drive.
Written December 27, 2020
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Randy W
Puerto Penasco, Mexico68 contributions
Amazing
Dec 2020 • 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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Creeping_Death_LA
Los Angeles, CA3,966 contributions
I love antiques
May 2020
We love visiting ghost towns. This one isn't authentic but if you love antiques and period pieces it's worth the $15 per person fee. The owner has amassed a large antique collection some perfect some rusty but that's what gives it character. If you want a perfect ghost town experience then head to the ultimate - Bodie.
Written May 28, 2020
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  • Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town is open:
    • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM