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Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town

Castle Dome Mine Rd, Yuma, AZ 85365
+1 928-920-3062
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Not worth the trip!

We thought we were going to an authentic ghost town. Instead this a staged group of old shacks... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Armstrong, Canada
A little out of the way

Wounderfu experience. There’s so much to see. Everywhere I looked there was a photo opportunity and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pearl S
Calgary, Canada
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Please call for reservations during the warmer months "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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Castle Dome Mine Rd, Yuma, AZ 85365
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We thought we were going to an authentic ghost town. Instead this a staged group of old shacks filled with antiques, you stick a barber chair in one, then call it a barber shop, not. By comparison the state historic prison in Yuma for six...More

Thank 4894Harmony
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wounderfu experience. There’s so much to see. Everywhere I looked there was a photo opportunity and I took tons of them. You could really imagine how it was to live in that era with how the town was refurbished. This is so well done it’s...More

Thank Pearl S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a drive up trough nothing , and unpaved road , I indeed saw many flat tires .. , But it was for sure worth the sand on my car , and the one hour drive up from Yuma ! You really get back in...More

Thank Aircc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Detailed ghost town brimming with stories of the past. Bring your imagination and be ready to stroll the "streets" as they lived way back when! I don't live westerns but had fun imagining the lives of the people who lived in a place so rugged...More

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

The gravel road wasn't well marked but it wasn't too rough (we were in a small car but had no problems). The buildings were packed full of old equipment and memorabilia. It was really interesting to see. The kids loved walking around all the buildings.

2  Thank RobinPT2
Reviewed 4 November 2017

The ghost town museum stands in the middle of the desert. Just the trip to get there is worth it (you end up driving on a gravel road surrounded by the desert and cactii). The museum is made with houses showing how the little town...More

2  Thank Mf777x
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Interesting, this place is over thirty miles from Yuma over some of the roughest roads you will ever encounter ( I had to replace one nearly new tire because of the sharp rocks) to see the town there is a ten dollar charge ( its...More

Thank Schmidtlap
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a hidden little gem in the desert. I highly recommend stopping by the Castle Dome Mines Museum when traveling along Hwy 95 or if you are from the area. They have done a fantastic job of making you feel as though you stepped...More

1  Thank farrahccmrv
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Castle Dome Ghost town was and awesome experience. The kids had a great time. Plenty to see. Cool "abandoned" shops, homes, chapel, school, barn, wagon, cars, and more. The shop keeper shared historical facts about the area and recommended we drive around to see the...More

2  Thank Kisses4Cozmo
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This place is so neat the kids loved to explore the old buildings and just walk around not good to do it in July really hot but they got to write there name in the book in the old school house and they learned some...More

1  Thank Shawnnita M
stevetO4989UR, Public Relations Manager at Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you just wit until November and see the new enchanted cavern underground mine tour

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Jacqueline B
20 November 2017|
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Response from Jean R | Reviewed this property |
Definitely! Just keep on lease & watch out for Rattle Snakes!
Stephanie D
17 October 2017|
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Response from farrahccmrv | Reviewed this property |
It's a maintained dirt road and a little bumpy. You will be fine in a rental car.
Pam M
1 April 2017|
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Response from stevetO4989UR | Property representative |
Prices: Adults $10 ages 12 , Children $5 ages 7 - 11, Children 6 and under are free. 33°02'55.6"N 114°10'36.9"W