We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
Review Highlights
Worth the drive to this well presented mine museum!

My husband and I made it just fine in our Nissan Sentra on the final 7-mile rocky/gravel road to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Yuma, Arizona
via mobile
Worth the trip

Real ghost town , with tons of history. Amazing landscap and really welcoming staff. Really worth... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
São Paulo
Read all 360 reviews
All photos (390)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“gravel road”(36 reviews)
“old west”(31 reviews)
“mining area”(7 reviews)
Please call for reservations during the warmer months "What you will see here is a remnant town which stood larger than Yuma in 1878. Her weather beaten buildings remain great day trip in the lower Colorado river in an area little changed from the...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
See all hours
Castle Dome Mine Rd, Yuma, AZ 85365
+1 928-920-3062
Reviews (360)
Filter reviews
336 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews gravel road old west mining area mining camp honor system day trip walking tour several hours per adult turn around take your time out of the way step back in time short drive entry fee great place to visit miles
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 336 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I made it just fine in our Nissan Sentra on the final 7-mile rocky/gravel road to this history-rich mine museum! We so appreciated the thoughtful care taken by the owner family to assemble and reconstruct local remnants and relics of mining history....More

Thank Z620CDlouisew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite pricy for the lack of information to go along with the walk-about. Very little said about equipment, no grave markers, lack of direction on walking tour. This area lacks much of interest as far as attractions, so if you have the time and money...More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Real ghost town , with tons of history. Amazing landscap and really welcoming staff. Really worth the drive!

Thank EduSaoPaulo
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This is an old siver mine and restored mining town. Each building was a mini museum telling the history of the area. A must see

2  Thank Susan H
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This a a rebuild of the former area but well done and presented. Great for photo buffs. They have found a cave with florescent rocks that you can get separate tours to. Be advised the road it in gravel and can be bumpy.

1  Thank Terrie M
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is a MUST SEE museum and even though priced at $15 per person it is well worth if you enjoy great history of the Yuma desert areas!

3  Thank jwswick514
Reviewed 8 July 2018

The town was just like and old John Wayne or Clint Eastwood cowboy movie. Seen a lot of primitive items. Some nice old dresses. Nothing to date. Would not call this a ghost town, other than the age itself. Worst thing about it was the...More

4  Thank justhavenfun
Reviewed 2 July 2018

The ghost town & mining sites are incredible. Each building & mine has a written story about it, a guided tour in a sense, the buildings are full of time period pieces. Truly amazing on how tough the miners were in such a harsh environment....More

3  Thank HIkingGal5966
Reviewed 19 June 2018

If you like black light shows you will enjoy this. The Owners are very very nice people. They love to share the history of the Mines and the Museums. Great place to rent for events.

Thank Marjean S
Reviewed 18 June 2018

What a great place. See what it was like mining in AZ. Had to be tough and work in harsh conditions. History at it's best.

Thank Wonderer44
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 33 nearby hotels
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Wellton
293 reviews
43.15 km away
Comfort Inn & Suites Yuma I-8
148 reviews
48.04 km away
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Yuma
790 reviews
48.93 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Yuma Pivot Point
866 reviews
54.47 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 288 nearby restaurants
Tamarack Cafe & Bar
7 reviews
37.28 km away
Geronimo's Restaurant
21 reviews
41.74 km away
Imperial Date Gardens
13 reviews
43.35 km away
Jac's Whistle Stop Cafe
17 reviews
44.07 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 77 nearby attractions
Cloud Museum
26 reviews
43.82 km away
Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park
1 197 reviews
54.14 km away
Martha's Gardens Medjool Date Farm
280 reviews
48.02 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
25 October 2018|
Response from Explore486656 |
Is it dog friendly
14 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from mike p | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can not answer the question, the tour was closed the day we arrived. They did say a reservation would be a very good idea.
Janet L
28 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from mike p | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as long as they are on a leash. Bring water for them