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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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Really fun and interesting

We spent a few hours here when we passed through Yuma. It was really worth the 10mile gravel road... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Lucy-Holloway
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York, UK
via mobile
So much Mining History

The buildings are within walking distance of one another and many are original to this mining area... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
abkovacs
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new england
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gravel road” (30 reviews)
“old west” (28 reviews)
“mining area” (7 reviews)
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Castle Dome Mine Rd, Yuma, AZ 85365
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We spent a few hours here when we passed through Yuma. It was really worth the 10mile gravel road to get there. It is by far the best ghost town I have been to, lots to see, small honesty cafe, really informative and friendly guides....More

1  Thank Lucy-Holloway
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The buildings are within walking distance of one another and many are original to this mining area. Each building has a printed history and many have old photographs. We were here 4 1/2 hours, but did take a 30 minute break to enjoy our lunch....More

1  Thank abkovacs
Reviewed 31 March 2017

A little bit of a drive off the beaten path but so worth it. I've been to lots of ghost towns over the years, but this one is the King of them all. Plan to spend several hours and bring some good walking shoes with...More

2  Thank Terry T
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent attraction. Well preserved. Don't let the dirt road turn you away. Well maintained!! The town is a must see.

2  Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This old mining town was back in the 1800's and was last mined in 1970. There are many interesting artifacts and notes on the tables and walls. An example: A miner who left his wife and son for a Pretty Little Thing and went to...More

2  Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a fun little ghost town. We enjoyed it and there were definitely some interesting sights and facts.

Thank Janice H
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This full day trip, off the beaten path, takes you into the lost world of a "Boom and Bust" mining town called Castle Dome City in 1878. It's last inhabitants left in the 70's! Over 45 restored buildings are filled with artifacts discarded, abandoned, and...More

2  Thank reekas
Reviewed 3 March 2017

A group of us who usually hike decided to go here instead, we spent better part of day, very interesting place and interesting history, easy walking. We all enjoyed it and will probably go back again in the future. I do recommend if you are...More

Thank Jim P
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!

Thank Candy J
Reviewed 22 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...More

1  Thank Gloria S
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Pam M
1 April 2017|
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Prices: Adults $10 ages 12 , Children $5 ages 7 - 11, Children 6 and under are free. 33°02'55.6"N 114°10'36.9"W
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Gerald L
25 February 2017|
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Not at this time, plans are being discussed about this as well as other really exciting things.
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James G
14 February 2017|
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Its sbout 40 miles with the last 7 being a gravel road Take 95 north to mile marker 55 and follow the signs
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