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Very cool spot for photos

The gold mine is actually an old smelting plant. It's nothing more than a pile of rocks with a few... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
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So much fun!

This was really fun to drive to and then climb up. The views are beautiful. So many nice pictures... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Cilla W
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29 Oct 2018
“Very cool spot for photos ”
4 days ago
“Historical site ”
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A great tour we were on included the abandoned gold mine historic site. Rich in history, information which was provided by our tour guide. A short visit is all that is needed. There was a food truck and a bathroom truck here. Yes, a bathroom...More

Thank samsmomm
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

The gold mine is actually an old smelting plant. It's nothing more than a pile of rocks with a few freestanding walls, but it's made of this cool black rock with great views of the ocean and surrounding area. Turned out to be a fun...More

1  Thank 1mohman
Reviewed 19 January 2018

The ride was great! But when I got home two months later I was billed again! Consumer beware Always check your monthly bill!

Thank rmossavon
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

This place is just a rock formation and does not resemble a gold mine. It leaves a lot to be desired. It’s really just an added spot on the tour before you arrive at the natural pool.

Thank pastorj85
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This was really fun to drive to and then climb up. The views are beautiful. So many nice pictures to take!

Thank Cilla W
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Its an old, fallen rock building. On the rough shore line; That held gold back in the day. I can't believe that they would have put a gold mine there. But the story is they got robbed. .. Soooooooo..lol..!! Cute place! The kids will love...More

Thank CarlaPooh
Reviewed 28 June 2016

My party of 4 wanted to do a horseback riding tour and selected the Gold Mine Ranch. Called using our house phone (we did not stay in a high rise). When "Just John" started giving me directions to the ranch, I knew we would have...More

1  Thank klocco1
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Had a great time horsebackriding at the Gold Mine ranch. Great people that love their horses and job. The horses are well taken care of! Great views along the coast and time to take pictures. Definitely a must do while at Aruba! Thanks guys for...More

1  Thank Frida68
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Our group 0f 10 family members ranging in age from 10-60 yrs had a great time. We were picked up by the owner from our cruise ship. about a 10 min. ride to the ranch. The guides were great. VERY friendly easy going. really got...More

1  Thank bridget A
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

Great stop while exploring the island! Accessible by car or if you get to see it as part of an excursion. The view of the ocean is spectacular.

Thank Jessica M
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