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Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins

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Don't do this in October when the winds are gone

October 2016 following hurricane Matthew ( it missed the island) was not a great time to climb all over these ruins. They were amazing and the views are pretty good too... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Saint Thomas, Canada
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was one of the stops during our horseback riding tour. Although it is not a big structure, it is very cool to climb through it and take pictures. The view is great! I would recommend to go in the morning. It can get very hot in the afternoon.

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really cool place to see you are allowed to climb all over the ruins great place for pictures and very scenic food trucks are there for refreshments even a mobile batthroom. great piece of history take a tour with jeeps or ATV's we had a blast. go for morning tour because it gets hot out there

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La Grange, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

historic and beautiful don't forget to leave your 7-rock statute on the beach. There's a trailer there with snacks, cold beer and drinks. Also a bathroom. I loved it. You can get really great pictures here.

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Saint Thomas, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

October 2016 following hurricane Matthew ( it missed the island) was not a great time to climb all over these ruins. They were amazing and the views are pretty good too. Tourists have damaged this over the past several years but is is still a good stop. I think there should be more info available bout the history of this... More 

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Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like ruins, then you should definitely go. However, there isn't much there to explore. You can go inside the ruins and check out the views from it which are pretty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really did like visiting this site. Our tour guide gave of the history of the gold rush in Aruba. It was long. But this was a main site for the Dutch. We enjoyed climbing the rocks and way in the back built the first balance rock pile for luck.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Iconic place on Aruba, better visit during the morning as will be more fresh. You will get some very cool photos around there. Most of the rented cars will be allowed to go there (some companies has restriction going off road with their cars.)

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Clifton Park, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's cool to climb up to the top and see the view. Good for taking pictures. Pretty cool that it's still partially there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great setting on the way to or from the natural bridge a not to miss as this will give you some great vista,s via the old windows

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Meyersdale, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Climb to top and enjoy the view! See and hear a bit of history of the island. Great Photo Ops! You;ll enjoy it!

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