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Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town

Castle Dome Mine Rd, Yuma, AZ 85365
+1 928-920-3062
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Excellent Ghost Town

Loved the lady collecting the donation for the Museum. So friendly and passionate about Castle Dome... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2017
Central Arizona, Arizona
Castle Dome Ghost Town

What a fun place to visit! Though the woman who took our money was good about giving us a... read more

Reviewed February 3, 2017
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“old buildings” (20 reviews)
“old west” (28 reviews)
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Castle Dome Mine Rd, Yuma, AZ 85365
+1 928-920-3062
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Reviewed February 5, 2017

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...More

Reviewed February 3, 2017

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...More

Thank jstauf51
Reviewed February 2, 2017 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.

Thank Mark J
Reviewed January 30, 2017

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...More

4  Thank BobtheSlob77
Reviewed January 29, 2017

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...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

$10 gets you in the door. Tons of old buildings and mining equipment. There is a fair amount of walking involved that is not handicap accessible. Well worth the money. We spent about two hours total here. A few miles of dirt road to get...More

Thank islandgems
Reviewed January 23, 2017

Talk about stepping back in time !!!! The best part is it is not crowded and you get to actually walk in and around the buildings. Gives you a feel of the true wild west ! I have been out there 2 times; once with...More

1  Thank Charlene T
Reviewed January 20, 2017

Takes a few hours to walk through the old buildings but it was very interesting to see how people lived in the old west, I would recommend packing a lunch if you are planning a time between meal times

1  Thank Robin D
Reviewed January 16, 2017

To be clear: this is not a mining museum, it is a restoration/replica of a town which grew up and thrived near a number of gold, silver and lead mines. And it is fantastic! Tons of first-person stories, biographies and insights give you a flavor...More

2  Thank VespagirL55
Reviewed January 14, 2017

Went here on a day that was too rainy for the dunes. Road in was pretty rough in places but do able with any vehicle if you take your time. Informative and hard to imagine life back there in the middle of no where. Will...More

1  Thank Manywheels
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Stephanie D
October 17, 2017|
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Response from farrahccmrv | Reviewed this property |
It's a maintained dirt road and a little bumpy. You will be fine in a rental car.
Pam M
March 31, 2017|
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Response from stevetO4989UR | Property representative |
Prices: Adults $10 ages 12 , Children $5 ages 7 - 11, Children 6 and under are free. 33°02'55.6"N 114°10'36.9"W
Gerald L
February 24, 2017|
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Response from stevetO4989UR |
Not at this time, plans are being discussed about this as well as other really exciting things.