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Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins, Oranjestad

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Historic Site
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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  • It was an interesting stop on our UTV run around Aruba. This history behind it was probably the best part of it, because there wasn't much to see other than some ruins of a building made to look like ...  more »
  • Beautiful photo opportunities here. Climb around and imagine what it was like when it was functioning. The view is beautiful!  more »
  • The Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins are truly ruins along the beach. Interesting and you can take unique photos. Along the beach people have created clever stone sculptures that are also interesting and u...  more »