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Castle Dome Mine Museum, Yuma

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  • My husband & I happen to read about Silver Mines In area & found brochure. We were pleasantly Surprised at the size of it & number of exhibits! We were glad we were in a 4 wheel drive vehicle because ...  more »
  • Employment transfer has brought me here and I have learned about the great sightseeing spots located in and around Yuma from co-workers. THIS IS DEFINITELY A MUST DO event while deployed or employed t...  more »
  • It is a long way on a rough road to from the main highway to the museum. But it was totally worth it. I was kind of dissapointed by it at first. From the first look, before I bought he ticket I just w...  more »
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  • If you are a history junkie like myself, this is a definite must see!! While visiting in Yuma we found this listing and we were off on an adventure. The long dirt road (just travel at a slower speed) provides you just a little insight as to what traveling was like back in those times. I just can't imagine traveling it without the modern comforts that we take for granted daily. I'm not going to hide the fact that when we drove up, it did not look like much. When we entered, we were greeted by Bob and Debbie who provided us with so much information that it really reflects their passion for history. Once inside the ghost town, which is a collection of relics and theme based buildings, all thoughtfully placed together, it initially looked small... But pleasantly, we were surprised with how far the property continued. I do recommend several hours in order to really absorb this unique collection. We were also shocked to discover that there was an additional area that consisted of safely displayed mine shafts entrances and additional buildings as we were leaving. I really do wish there were more placed like this that explores our history. Cowboy hats off to Bob and Debbie for their gracious hospitality!!!
  • If you love history and beautiful desert scenery you will love this place! The road in is a little dusty and bumpy but not bad at all, just take your time and enjoy the scenery!. When you first pull up it looks very small. Looks are deceiving! There are around 50 buildings filled with period relics to explore. They only accept cash or checks, there is no ATM and they can't process credit or debit cards. Volunteers greet you when you first enter and will give a brief history of the town and show you how to get to all of the exhibits. We were very impressed with how knowledgeable they were about history of the town and mines. The tour is self guided and is divided into to two sections. The ghost town and a section containing mine shafts, a cemetery and several buildings Be sure to visit both sections and be prepared to do a lot of walking outdoors! There is a lot to see so plan for around 3 hours or more. Take a picnic, wear good comfy walking shoes and dress for the weather!
  • Interesting exhibits, friendly staff, terrible road. Definitely worth seeing, but the last 10 miles is on a terribly rutted road that can take an hour to traverse. Saw a visitor on the road today with two blown tires. They had been waiting on the road for more than 3 hours for a tow. Don't visit unless you are prepared to spend an hour on that 10 mile road.
  • An actual ghost town held in arrested decay with repaired roofing with some staging of buildings and displays using actual artifacts from nearby mining camps. This is a low budget private affair but still well worth the visit to get a wonderful picture of what it was like to mine 100 years ago. . The exhibits have historical descriptions on faded paper held in plastic sleeves attached to walls or counters. Not museum quality displays but if you get past that still very interesting and descriptions are well done. There is a small section of mine that was abandoned because no silver was found that you can walk through again with artifacts. Next year theyt plan on opening a much larger section of mine rife with florescent minerals. About a 10 mile dirt road to reach the mine meanders through the Yuma Proving Grounds with danger signs reporting unexploded ordinance so don't wander off the road.
  • Had so much fun. Very interesting historicity. Would recommend any one interested in the way life was, go visit. Lots of walking, wear good shoes. Enjoy

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