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The family needed to get out of the house because we were going crazy. We wanted to find a place... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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only to say I'd been there

It's a part of history. Took the short hike up to the cemetery and really enjoyed that. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
James M
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Once a railroad supply town of 100 people, Fairbank has since been abandoned.
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  • Very good47%
  • Average24%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The family needed to get out of the house because we were going crazy. We wanted to find a place where the kids could run around. I had always passed by this place as a child but I had no idea what it was. We...More

Thank Q3735GOjackp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a part of history. Took the short hike up to the cemetery and really enjoyed that. The buildings and such? ahhh, I've seen old buildings before. From up on the hill (cemetery) you can get a better picture of the lay of the land.

Thank James M
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

This is an old west railroad town originally having many names, becoming Fairbanks and finally Fairbank in 1882. The town survived 90 years but finally became a ghost town in 1972. If you like history you will enjoy the town’s museum, buildings, hiking trails and...More

1  Thank christopherM8134MB
Reviewed 29 September 2017

The train platform and railroad bed are still there. I found them to be interesting. We were there during the week, so no docents were on site. It would have been more enjoyable with one. Docents there only on the weekends. We hiked up to...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This was an old town during Tombstones hay day and beyond on the San Pedro River. The old general store and school buildings are still there. It was a railroad terminus. Not far from the famous stage coach robbery where Bud Philpot was killed and...More

Thank TombstoneJay
Reviewed 16 July 2017

After we finish with our weekend to Tombstone, I took a detour to pass Fairbank, its a cool abandon town, great for a quick visit.

Thank Tony V
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Fairbank is a historic 'ghost town' along the San Pedro river. It dates from the Tombstone mining days. The old school house is now a small museum and gift shop. The area is very easy access and hiking trails are mostly shaded and level. The...More

Thank DjLeeJ
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Several walking trails that take you back in time. Visit the cemetery up on the hill and walk along the river.

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Fairbank is a now-abandoned ghost town that used to the the railroad hub for at least six different railroads traversing southern Arizona. It is a cooperative interpretive site managed by the BLM. There are docents to show you around, but they were taking a powder...More

1  Thank puckerstoppled
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We visited here on a Saturday and found the schoolhouse museum open with a docent able to answer questions and give a good background on the development and history of Fairbank. There is an authentic one room (used to be two class rooms but they...More

2  Thank Patricia L
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