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Fairbank Historic Townsite

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The family needed to get out of the house because we were going crazy. We wanted to find a place... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2018
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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“Must visit this historic ghost town”

This is an old west railroad town originally having many names, becoming Fairbanks and finally... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2017
Mesa, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a ghost town. A part of our Southern Arizona history. It is not a resort, campground, or place to tour buildings. It is what remains of a once-thriving town along the San Pedro River and the railroad. The buildings, other than the schoolhouse,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Becky K
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

We went here to see Fairbank, but mainly to hike the trail up to the cemetery and silver mill site. My kids and I loved it, and the trail is beautiful and easy to hike. We only spent a few minutes looking at the Fairbank...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank V9016OHkellyb
Reviewed April 6, 2018

The only building you can enter is the building housing the schoolroom and museum. The museum should really be described as a bookstore as that is what it mainly is. The rest of the buildings are either fenced off and/or no entry allowed.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Robvangils
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

Go on the weekend when there are docents. Do take the trail to the cemetery. Although few of the graves are marked, it is a sad and lonely place. Would have been tough digging too. The little graves were probably the children/babies. Glad we took...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank texasgal361
Reviewed March 20, 2018

Okay so the website looked really great. We went on a weekend so that the school house was open. The little guy inside was nice enough. But this was the only building you were allowed into. The others had signs to stay out or fences...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank kilgorerena
Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

We checked this out while visiting Tombstone and were really impressed. Great walking trail and interesting to walk around without having people constantly trying to sell you stuff. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank LeiaMichelle
Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

As resident and Silver Mine Tour Guide in Tombstone, I highly recommend a half day visit to the Ghost Town of Fairbank! You will be walking peacefully alone in the footsteps of our ancestors -- all those involved in the 1880's Silver Mining industry that...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 115eha
Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

The family needed to get out of the house because we were going crazy. We wanted to find a place where the kids could run around. I had always passed by this place as a child but I had no idea what it was. We...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Q3735GOjackp
Reviewed December 31, 2017

It's a part of history. Took the short hike up to the cemetery and really enjoyed that. The buildings and such? ahhh, I've seen old buildings before. From up on the hill (cemetery) you can get a better picture of the lay of the land.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank James M
Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

This is an old west railroad town originally having many names, becoming Fairbanks and finally Fairbank in 1882. The town survived 90 years but finally became a ghost town in 1972. If you like history you will enjoy the town’s museum, buildings, hiking trails and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Thomas W
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Response from 115eha | Reviewed this property |
Dog friendly on a leash. It is the desert and dangerous out there. Great hiking and history there. I live in Tombstone with my dog Chaco, a motorcycle sidecar adventure dog. I work in Tombstone as a Sliver Mine Tour Guide... More