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Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins, Oranjestad

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On the northern coast stands Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins, a remnant from the 19th century gold rush in Aruba. Strong winds from the Caribbean sea power the 1874 structure, and the crumbling mill is now a popular stop on local jeep tours navigating coastal dirt roads. The dramatic backdrop of sea and sand also make it a stunning spot to soak up the scenery on foot. Follow tradition by stacking local stones on the beach and making a wish. Plan to visit Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Oranjestad attractions using our Oranjestad itinerary planner.
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  • Other than climbing on a pile of ruins there is really not much to see. If it isn't out of your way .... sure but it was part of our tour and I would not have gone otherwise. They don't even tell you ...  more »
  • The gold mill ruins were cool to see and walk through but I don't know if we would have gone there if we hadn't of already been out wandering the island. If you're going out to natural bridge, then de...  more »
  • This was neat to see and some climbing involved if you want to walk around inside of what is left of the sight.  more »