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Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town

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Address: Castle Dome Mine Rd, Yuma, AZ 85365
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+1 928-920-3062
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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"What you will...

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"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.

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The Castle Dome Ghost Town is at the end of a pretty rough road, but was well worth the drive. It was $10 per person to get in. The kids had a blast.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Santee, California
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were using Road Trippers, and it took us to the wrong place. Then we tried to find it using Google Maps, but no such luck. I suppose it was us, but we spent a lot of wasted time & miles trying to find this place. Their website was not helpful. Wish we could have seen it.

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Charleston, Illinois
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Refurbished building most moved there from from surrounding mining camps, the rangers were going to demolish the building and they ended up giving them away to any takers that would move them. The place is run down. It is a good trip to see old things. At $10 each, wish would have banked it. The staff is friendly ... who's... More 

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Santee, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Castle Dome Ghost Town is at the end of a pretty rough road, but was well worth the drive. It was $10 per person to get in. The kids had a blast.

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stevetO4989UR, Public Relations Manager at Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town, responded to this review

Think of what it would have been 100 years ago in a stagecoach. More 

Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone in our party loved this restoration of an old mining town. Strategically placed volunteers in authentic garb answer questions and give a genuine flavor to the trip. It is nearly an hour outside of Yuma, but worth the trip. We packed sandwiches and ate at the shaded picnic tables provided..

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Yuma, Arizona
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Was a super day(3rd visit) like stepping back in time. We got lost in the history and artifacts depicting life at the mining town!! Take your time and soak it all in! Allen and friends have done a great job authentically recreating the town. Stories of the rough and tumble life abound. We would suggest you visit and get lost... More 

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stevetO4989UR, Public Relations Manager at Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town, responded to this review

Thank you for your review I hope you took of brochures to pass out to your friends. Next season a lot of new and exciting things are coming to Castle Dome City and the Hull Mine. Visit the website and as soon as we have an exact date it will be prominently posted. More 

York, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We spent a few hours here when we passed through Yuma. It was really worth the 10mile gravel road to get there. It is by far the best ghost town I have been to, lots to see, small honesty cafe, really informative and friendly guides. Really well preserved piece of history, if your in the area don't miss it

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new england
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The buildings are within walking distance of one another and many are original to this mining area. Each building has a printed history and many have old photographs. We were here 4 1/2 hours, but did take a 30 minute break to enjoy our lunch. There was no food for sale, but we had brought our own drinks and food.... More 

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Cascade, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

A little bit of a drive off the beaten path but so worth it. I've been to lots of ghost towns over the years, but this one is the King of them all. Plan to spend several hours and bring some good walking shoes with you. It's like going back in time. Don't miss out on seeing this treasure!!

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Granby, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent attraction. Well preserved. Don't let the dirt road turn you away. Well maintained!! The town is a must see.

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This old mining town was back in the 1800's and was last mined in 1970. There are many interesting artifacts and notes on the tables and walls. An example: A miner who left his wife and son for a Pretty Little Thing and went to Alaska, only to find out that the wife he left became a Multi-Million-Air from the... More 

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