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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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Relive a old mining town.

What a great place. See what it was like mining in AZ. Had to be tough and work in harsh... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wonderer44
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Yuma, Arizona
Amazing place

Worth the drive. Owners moved these buildings here to save them. Army Corp of engineers helped... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Heidi S
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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 good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“gravel road” (40 reviews)
“old west” (32 reviews)
“mining area” (8 reviews)
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Castle Dome Mine Rd, Yuma, AZ 85365
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+1 928-920-3062
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"old west"
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"bring cash"
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"mining camp"
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"hours walking"
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"graded dirt"
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"barber shop"
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"day trip"
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"walking tour"
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"several hours"
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"worth the trip"
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"pack a lunch"
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Reviewed yesterday

What a great place. See what it was like mining in AZ. Had to be tough and work in harsh conditions. History at it's best.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth the drive. Owners moved these buildings here to save them. Army Corp of engineers helped. Glad they were saved. History lives on. Place is amazing. So great full they saved this huge part of history. So much to see. Spend sometime there and appreciate...More

Thank Heidi S
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We visit every ghost town that we hear about all over the west from Montana to SanDiego Ca. .... and every place else..THIS IS BY FAR THE VERY,VERY VERY BEST. You get a true feel for the life of those who settled the mining towns....More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Went to Castle Dome ghost town yesterday.Had a fantastic time going back in time. The couple in the office were very friendly and informative..They did however advise us the property closes at the end of the month for the summer. The drive in is not...More

1  Thank Dave S
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

I tried to write a nice review on some other thing...and they put it in the reject pile..anyway..if you love history..and old mining towns...and the real old west its great...we loved the place...we went a couple of years ago...i told friends about it..they like this...More

1  Thank tripbhb
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

We took the Hull Mine tour. Under ultra-violet lights, the walls glow with eleven vivid colors, including reds, blues, greens and purples. In a different part of the mine, we explored a desperado’s hideout. The museum with more than 50 buildings salvaged and rebuilt from...More

1  Thank Mary Z
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

It's just a few old buildings that went to rot in the desert, and the owners are trying to get rich off it....it's a 5 minutes at best, not worth the drive, the dust/dirt/grime or the cost. Other places near Tucson are FAR better than...More

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stevetO4989UR, Public Relations Manager at Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

If you think Disneyland is Main St USA, I will agree . If you want History as people actually lived , This is the place

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Be sure to go on the tour of the Hull Mine. Worth every penny! You will be traveling on a gravel road but in very good condition. Allow at least 1/2 day. Plan to go again!

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Even though the road to travel on is awful seeing the old mining town was so interesting. Didnt know about the tour into mine so couldnt do that since reservations needed to be made before hand. So much to see.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Drove out to Castle dome, even though it was 94 degrees. The last 7 miles of the road is unpaved which makes it bumpy and dusty, but anyone can get there. There's a great collection of items from 1800's. The buildings are in good condition....More

Thank Kim G
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travelerT456EU
14 February 2018|
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Response from mike p | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can not answer the question, the tour was closed the day we arrived. They did say a reservation would be a very good idea.
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Janet L
28 January 2018|
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Response from mike p | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as long as they are on a leash. Bring water for them
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dancin_dean
1 January 2018|
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Response from Marianne_joy | Reviewed this property |
No idea - I'd search Yuma resources or see if Uber or Lyft will give you a quote!
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