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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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Was a super day(3rd visit) like stepping back in time. We got lost in the history and artifacts depicting life at the mining town!! Take your time and soak it all in! Allen and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Yuma, Arizona
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Yuma, Arizona
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was a super day(3rd visit) like stepping back in time. We got lost in the history and artifacts depicting life at the mining town!! Take your time and soak it all in! Allen and friends have done a great job authentically recreating the town. Stories of the rough and tumble life abound. We would suggest you visit and get lost... More 

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stevetO4989UR, Public Relations Manager at Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town, responded to this review

Thank you for your review I hope you took of brochures to pass out to your friends. Next season a lot of new and exciting things are coming to Castle Dome City and the Hull Mine. Visit the website and as soon as we have an exact date it will be prominently posted. More 

York, UK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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. Really well preserved piece of history, if your in the area don't miss it

1 Thank Lucy-Holloway
new england
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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. There was no food for sale, but we had brought our own drinks and food.... More 

1 Thank abkovacs
Cascade, Idaho
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 you. It's like going back in time. Don't miss out on seeing this treasure!!

2 Thank Terry T
Granby, United States
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
North Conway, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 Alaska, only to find out that the wife he left became a Multi-Million-Air from the... More 

2 Thank Dennis B
Yuma, Arizona
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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
Bayfield, Canada
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Reviewed 5 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 now lovingly donated by families. Volunteers have created an amazing replica of this mining community... More 

2 Thank reekas
Yuma, Arizona
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12 reviews
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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 interested in the local history etc.

Thank Jim P
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!

Thank Candy J

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