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Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town

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Address: Castle Dome Mine Rd, Yuma, AZ 85365
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+1 928-920-3062
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

"What you will see here is a remnant town which stood larger than Yuma...

"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.

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Off the Beaten Path

A great place to explore ab "old west" mining town without the crowds. A made up place -- buildings and equipment gathered from several camps -- but very nicely put togetherness... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
Candy J
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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6 reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017

A great place to explore ab "old west" mining town without the crowds. A made up place -- buildings and equipment gathered from several camps -- but very nicely put togetherness! Away from everything--be sure to bring your own snacks and DRINKS!

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Englewood, Colorado
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

There is over 45 restored buildings full of artifacts and a lot of historical stories to read about, wear your walking shoes and plan on at least a couple of hours if not more to see everything. There are picnic tables so pack a lunch and enjoy the views as well as the museum/ghost town. Open October to April. $10.... More 

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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

I went there with my adult son while out exploring and found this place. We were a bit reluctant to go in at first but once we did, we were both in awe of the history there. Very interesting place! You have to check out the 70's exhibit and see the 1200+ Zippo lighter collection!

Thank KLR D
Sand Springs, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This was our fourth trip to ghost town this trip with our grandchildren which they just loved the different eras that the town showed

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Muskegon, Michigan
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Visiting friends who live in Yuma, Buildings were transplanted to a small area to make viewing the area more tourist friendly. The area shows the basic, tough, rough life these people led through the 1970's. The town is from the 1880's. It is very basic but the extensive details on the process of obtaining the silver is interesting. At the... More 

Thank Travnur
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Lots of history and a unique look into the past. If you go later you can watch the sunset in the desert!

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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Tons of memorabilia displayed in mostly original buildings from different mines in the immediate area. This area has been mined for centuries- first by the Spanish with Indian slaves. Town is full of interesting history, equipment and artifacts.

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Central Arizona, Arizona
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Loved the lady collecting the donation for the Museum. So friendly and passionate about Castle Dome and the history. Great place to see how our settlers lived and survived and thrived in such a harsh environment. So glad they have been able to preserve this mining. town.

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Reviewed 3 February 2017

What a fun place to visit! Though the woman who took our money was good about giving us a description of the area, she was obviously alone, and we were turned loose onto the property. It was fun to see all the old buildings and artifacts - though there were a few that obviously didn't belong - a Japanese fishing... More 

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Watertown, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Very interesting adventure. It was just my wife and I and we spent 2 hours walking the property. We will bring our grandchildren next time, they would love it. Many old original buildings and equipment. Very hands on and informative.

Thank Mark J

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