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Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town

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Address: Castle Dome Mine Rd., Gravel Road, Yuma, AZ 85365
Phone Number: +1 928-920-3062
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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"What you will see here is a remanant town which stood larger than...

"What you will see here is a remanant town which stood larger than Yuma in 1878. Her weather beaten buildings remain great day trip in the lower colorado riverin 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 15th through April 15th we are open 7 days a week.

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Yep, keep driving...you are almost there

Visiting our family in Arizona and they brought us to this great spot. It appears that you are driving to the middle of nowhere down a long dirt road but you are on the right... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visiting our family in Arizona and they brought us to this great spot. It appears that you are driving to the middle of nowhere down a long dirt road but you are on the right track. At the end of the road is a great little museum manned by volunteers. We toured the main portion, stopped for a picnic, then... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth the drive over the gravel road. Interesting buildings, stories, history and exhibits. View at your own pace, lots to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is absolutely outstanding. Every where you look there is something interesting. Plan on 2-3 hours. A definite "must-see."

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1 Thank D M
Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this museum outstanding, and excellent value for money. Apparently the owners grabbed everything they could from the old mining camp, before all that valuable history was lost - buildings, mining equipment, personal and household items. The buildings are an eclectic mix of old and new, very difficult to tell which is which. The displays are fascinating, with informative... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very authentic ghost town run by volunteers. Fascinating to see the original primitive buildings and living conditions. You can see old restaurants, bars, a church, a dentist, a bunk house, even a grave yard. It takes at least an hour from Yuma and you can spend easily 3 hours visiting. Worth it!

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was very interesting and we were so glad we had the time to stop and see all the buildings and exhibits they had to offer. If you are in the Yuma area, this is another must see that the whole family can enjoy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spending sometime with my cousins, I asked them to show us Yuma. We went out to the mines, we would not have found it on our own, way out for a city girl. It was well worth the $10/pp to learn of some history in Yuma. It would be really hot to do in the summer, no shade, glad we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a history junkie like myself, this is a definite must see!! While visiting in Yuma we found this listing and we were off on an adventure. The long dirt road (just travel at a slower speed) provides you just a little insight as to what traveling was like back in those times. I just can't imagine traveling... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our visit. Its amazing how many artifacts they have on display without heavy security etc. the weather was great it and it was a pleasant beginning to our jeep ride beyond the town. The folks there were very nice and informative.

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Thank John M
Oakdale, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to entertain our grandchildren and take them to a historic venue. This was it! The buildings are restored to their original substance. Take yourself back in time to see how people lived in the olden days! It was a fun trip and took us about 6 hours to tour the whole town.

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