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Fairbank Historic Townsite

AZ-82 E, Hereford, AZ
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Disappointing.

The only building you can enter is the building housing the schoolroom and museum. The museum... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2018
Robvangils
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Gilbert, Arizona
Loneliest Cemetery on Earth

Go on the weekend when there are docents. Do take the trail to the cemetery. Although few of the... read more

Reviewed March 26, 2018
texasgal361
,
Rockport, Texas
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“ghost town” (28 reviews)
“old school” (5 reviews)
“old mill” (4 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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AZ-82 E, Hereford, AZ
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"ghost town"
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"old school"
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"old mill"
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"several buildings"
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"san pedro river"
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"real history"
in 3 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 6 reviews
"old west"
in 4 reviews
"the river"
in 8 reviews
"visiting tombstone"
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"interpretive signs"
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"railroad bed"
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"general store"
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"gift shop"
in 5 reviews
"wander around"
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"quiet place"
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"worth a stop"
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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.

Thank Robvangils
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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

Thank texasgal361
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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

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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.

Thank LeiaMichelle
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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

Thank EH A
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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

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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.

Thank James M
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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

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Reviewed September 29, 2017

The train platform and railroad bed are still there. I found them to be interesting. We were there during the week, so no docents were on site. It would have been more enjoyable with one. Docents there only on the weekends. We hiked up to...More

Thank Jim B
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

This was an old town during Tombstones hay day and beyond on the San Pedro River. The old general store and school buildings are still there. It was a railroad terminus. Not far from the famous stage coach robbery where Bud Philpot was killed and...More

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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
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