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Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins, Oranjestad

(3.7/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I absolutely loved visiting this spot. We also got up early and headed out there at sunrise. No one else seemed to do the same so we took in all the views ourselves. Having four wheel drive is recomme...  more »
  • May not be for everyone, however if you are into history and historic attractions then it will be a nice pit stop.  more »
  • Went to the Natural Bridge and this was close by so this was a visit only because it was close to the natural bridge. The ruins are just that, ruins. Not worth a special trip just for this site but if...  more »
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  • I stopped here while doing a tour and it is gorgeous. The view is spectacular and to see all the piles of rocks is unbelievable. If you are on tour in the island make sure to stop here! Neat to walk around the ruins & grounds. Not much really to see here once you walk around. I climbed all over the ruins and see how it was all put together. Not like american tourist attractions with lots of people around to teach you about it and stop you from having fun. We looked it up online ourselves to learn about it, and then went and respectfully explored it on our own. ****
  • Not worth it there are places more interesting to view.
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  • It's leg to go with one car. The place is formed by ruins and if it gets to the part most high has an excellent view. Go on tour is an expense that is not worth
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  • Aqui não é a famosa ruína de Aruba (Bushiribana). Hoje está feio... Mas creio que poderiam explorar turisticamente e contar um pouco da história deste país.
  • interesting history
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