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Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town

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Address: Castle Dome Mine Rd., Recently graded Gravel Road, Yuma, AZ 85365
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+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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Takes a few hours to walk through the old buildings but it was very interesting to see how people lived in the old west, I would recommend packing a lunch if you are planning a... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Takes a few hours to walk through the old buildings but it was very interesting to see how people lived in the old west, I would recommend packing a lunch if you are planning a time between meal times

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Bushnell, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To be clear: this is not a mining museum, it is a restoration/replica of a town which grew up and thrived near a number of gold, silver and lead mines. And it is fantastic! Tons of first-person stories, biographies and insights give you a flavor of life in this desert over the years that Castle Dome city was in existence.... More 

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Three Hills, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on a day that was too rainy for the dunes. Road in was pretty rough in places but do able with any vehicle if you take your time. Informative and hard to imagine life back there in the middle of no where. Will probably visit again sometime.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to experience what life must of been like in a mining camp from the late 1800s then this is the place to be. The museum with several mining buildings and tons of artifacts is a great way to learn about life in a mining camp. The walking tour of the old mines and town is a must... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome. Go when you have lots of time. There is two places to go there and take tons of photos. We got there late but got awesome sunset photos. The people who work there are great Thanks Deb and Bob for the wonderful information and driving us back to our car. If you go make sure you... More 

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Elbert, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have never seen a more thorough, interesting, detailed town. Gave you a true sense of what life was like then. The actors were 100% in character.

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Vassar, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The amount to artifacts to see marvelous, and the set ups in the buildings were very informative. There are many building and historical significance of the mining era in the area. Yes, the staff were great and if you have a chance to talk with them, do! They have additional information and seem willing to share. They also have hopes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are glad we decided to visit. Staff is very friendly. We went with three kids, 10 years old and a teenager- definitively a crowd dificult to please, and I am happy to say all of them enjoyed the time we spend there. It is an off road to get there, an SUV or a 4x4 is recommended. We went... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is 40 miles outside Yuma with the last 10 miles being a gravel road which was easy to use. The whole place is well laid out and has been quite the labour of love.We spent 2 very happy and very interested hours at this site and loved it all. We would recommend,

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I saw an article in the local paper about this place, and while I have lived in Yuma for over 50 years, I had never been to it. All I can say is WOW. I expected a few old buildings, and never imagined the amount of work put into this place. Building after building, all stuffed with memorabilia and historical... More 

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