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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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Off-roading in a Ford Fiesta!

Ok, so not real off-roading, but the 7 miles of gravel road leading to the area is certainly an... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
lcdemar
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Ashburn, Virginia
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Don’t go here

After very bumpy bad road we met lady in gift shop was very rude. Did not care about bad road and... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
Zitea C
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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” (39 reviews)
“old west” (31 reviews)
“mining area” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Castle Dome Mine Rd, Yuma, AZ 85365
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+1 928-920-3062
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"gravel road"
in 39 reviews
"old west"
in 31 reviews
"mining area"
in 8 reviews
"bring cash"
in 7 reviews
"mining camp"
in 5 reviews
"honor system"
in 5 reviews
"day trip"
in 14 reviews
"hours walking"
in 4 reviews
"graded dirt"
in 4 reviews
"barber shop"
in 4 reviews
"walking tour"
in 9 reviews
"several hours"
in 8 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 13 reviews
"pack a lunch"
in 5 reviews
"take your time"
in 10 reviews
"long drive"
in 6 reviews
"out of the way"
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Ok, so not real off-roading, but the 7 miles of gravel road leading to the area is certainly an adventure in itself. This place “strongly prefers cash” so make sure you have some. It was $15pp (adults). Follow the signs to the museum gift shop,...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

After very bumpy bad road we met lady in gift shop was very rude. Did not care about bad road and only stuck out hand for money. Told to just go see. It was much junk and dusty and dirty with no place to clean...More

1  Thank Zitea C
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Can't believe how rude the owners are, no need for that, and calling us cheap a## Canadians is a little much, then telling us we can't take a picture without his permission,,that's the icing on the cake, to heck with that place !! After travelling...More

3  Thank Jim T
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stevetO4989UR, Public Relations Manager at Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Castle Dome Replied: I just got off at tour a wonderful great tour of the fluorescent mineral wall and I was sitting down in the museum and in walks Jim t the first thing I see a ruckus cuz he's having a heart attack over...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Two seniors, two teens and a three-year old had a great time at this very interesting and well laid out museum/ghost town. Shows what living in a mining town was like.

Thank Eloi N
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

You could spend a couple of hours here easy! You go in several buildings can pick up and look at the old stuff. The old West at it's best. Don't go here looking for pristine conditions. It's condition is raw and dirty!

Thank Marcheta C
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

A fun gjhost town with the local theater group putting on an old time melodrmam riht our on the streets.

1  Thank Muk1943
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Great way to see how the miners lived (and died) the building were saved and moved to this location but are authentic. There is an old miners graveyard and several mines to view (can’t go in-too dangerous). Don’t bother washing your car before you go...More

2  Thank Kris S
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

This is a collection of old buildings and artifacts- with little cohesive story or understanding of where they were originally (it appears they have been moved for museum purposes). They were somewhat interesting in of themselves, but would have been vastly more so if there...More

2  Thank Jonathan L
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

We did the mine tour which included the museum. The safety aspect of the mine was wonderful, and the colors of the "rocks" were spectacular! Very rustic museum which is reasonably priced if you don't want to do the mine tour! Recommend to anyone who...More

Thank Nancy M
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Thought this would be an interesting place to see. However after driving 10 miles on a washboard dirt road and then finding out it is $15 each to look at a few old buildings it wasn't worth the time. So we decided not to pay...More

1  Thank rmwareagle
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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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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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