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Overpriced with a poorly done map

Was really looking forward to the visit but what a disappointment. The not to scale map is poorly... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Chiefly1
via mobile
Missed opportunity

We were disappointed in this ghost town. We thought the price was high for what they give you, and... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
gramps-nanna
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Charlotte, NC
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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Was really looking forward to the visit but what a disappointment. The not to scale map is poorly drawn and the buildings are not marked making it difficult to locate the sites. Little effort to stabilize the buildings so they are failing fast. This is...More

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Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

We were disappointed in this ghost town. We thought the price was high for what they give you, and it there are few signs of any attempt at stabilization of the remaining structures. The caretaker gives you a map when you check in, but the...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

Did not go to the ghost town of Ruby -- but this review is for the drive on the Ruby Road from Arivaca to Nogales. We knew it was about 20 miles unpaved, and hoped our Volvo sedan would not have to turn around. Be...More

1  Thank naselle
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Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

$12 a person is really expensive to see this very unmaintained Ghost town. It has some neat ruins but buildings are very unstable. Can’t really go inside anything. The buildings are pretty far apart so you need to drive from remnant building to next remnant...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2017

I spent the goodly part of the day getting to and then wandering through the ghost town of Ruby, AZ. It was primarily a lead-zinc mine that operated from the 1920s through 1940. The town originally had a population of about 1200 and many of...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2016

This trip is not for everyone. We Travelled the entire length of the Ruby Road the last week of March, 2016. One can easily see a few points in the road where one could not pass in a Toyota Camry, as we did, if there...More

2  Thank RickEtnaGreen
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Reviewed March 18, 2016

What a delightful ghost town to visit in southern AZ, just 4 miles north of the Mexico border! and with a population of 1. Ruby is a photographer's delight! Old buildings, including a school house and pool hall, as well as the mines and abandoned...More

2  Thank Lindaeck
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Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We went as we heard ruby is an old ghost town. The drive is long (about 2 hours from Patagonia) but it was worth it. We took a picnic and had a good walk round the ruins. We saw the store house, jail, school and...More

1  Thank Demanding T
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Reviewed November 11, 2015

We visited the old west ghost town southwest of Tucson off a long and winding dirt road. It took some time to get there, a little jostling in the jeep but any pickup truck or car with a high off the ground clearance can make...More

1  Thank Leslie M
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Reviewed September 18, 2015

As desert rats, we have been all over most of Southern Arizona. Somehow, we had missed Ruby, AZ...that is until today! We had a great ride down to Arivaca from Sahuarita (15 miles south of Tucson). Once in Arivaca, there is a 'paved' road that...More

2  Thank Mark S
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