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If Your Visiting Tombstone, Make This Stop

After we finish with our weekend to Tombstone, I took a detour to pass Fairbank, its a cool abandon... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tony V
Quiet place for a glimpse into history. Or, take a great hike!

Fairbank is a historic 'ghost town' along the San Pedro river. It dates from the Tombstone mining... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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Once a railroad supply town of 100 people, Fairbank has since been abandoned.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good46%
  • Average24%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After we finish with our weekend to Tombstone, I took a detour to pass Fairbank, its a cool abandon town, great for a quick visit.

Thank Tony V
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Fairbank is a historic 'ghost town' along the San Pedro river. It dates from the Tombstone mining days. The old school house is now a small museum and gift shop. The area is very easy access and hiking trails are mostly shaded and level. The...More

Thank DjLeeJ
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Several walking trails that take you back in time. Visit the cemetery up on the hill and walk along the river.

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Fairbank is a now-abandoned ghost town that used to the the railroad hub for at least six different railroads traversing southern Arizona. It is a cooperative interpretive site managed by the BLM. There are docents to show you around, but they were taking a powder...More

1  Thank puckerstoppled
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We visited here on a Saturday and found the schoolhouse museum open with a docent able to answer questions and give a good background on the development and history of Fairbank. There is an authentic one room (used to be two class rooms but they...More

2  Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Stumbled on this place by accident while driving on Scenic 83 (highly recommended!!) absolutely fascinating, actual buildings from what was once a bustling railroad stop on the way to Tuscon and Tombstone.

Thank PAnomad4
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Went here on a Tuesday. The museum is only open on Friday and Saturdays. There were about 4 buildings. None of which you could go in. Which was the whole reason I went.

Thank Wheezy851
Reviewed 14 September 2016

outside town a few miles but very interesting . right on san pedro river where the silver was milled and turned into bars ,. there are hiking trails for the hikers and a town with some buildings and such to look at for others ....More

Thank ironcowboy52
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The trail looked awesome until I realized that it pretty much stops barely halfway once you hit the San Pedro river. The best part is on the other side but since not many people want to hike more than 3 miles one way, you have...More

Thank Teamster01
Reviewed 2 June 2016

This was a separate community near Tombstone, but not part of Tombstone. There is a small museum and ruins of some old buildings. take care as you walk through the area, we saw a rattlesnake lying right next to one of the buildings and blended...More

Thank csarchibald
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