Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins, Oranjestad

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#5 of 13 in Historic Sites in Aruba
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. Put Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins at the forefront of your travel plans using our Oranjestad travel route builder .
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  • This is an old gold mill ruins and its actually just a spot to climb on the ruins and take some nice pics. Its worth a stop if you are doing a tour on your own or with a company. You do need some snea...  more »
  • It was cool to see it and I'm glad we did but we didn't find much anything interesting other than the history behind it. Also, they had bathrooms!  more »
  • Touring Aruba’s rugged north coast, the ruins of the Bushiribana Gold Mill, built in 1874, is a remnant of Aruba’s gold rush that began in 1824 when a 12-year-old sheep herder found some flecks, was o...  more »
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