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Balashi Gold Mill Ruins

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Address: Ao lado da Spanish Lagoon, Oranjestad, Aruba
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The gold mill ruins provide for a great picture stop and a quick history lesson. Built to resemble a fort to throw of the pirates, it doesn't look like a Gold Mill from the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Sealy, Texas
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Sealy, Texas
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The gold mill ruins provide for a great picture stop and a quick history lesson. Built to resemble a fort to throw of the pirates, it doesn't look like a Gold Mill from the outside. The inside doesn't provide much insight to how the Mill used to function, but it does make for beautiful pictures, good views and a good... More 

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Manorville, New York
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a cool place to visit, we got a good view from up top and it was interested in the read about the gold that use to be mined there.

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Bonavista, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got to experience this when we went on the UTV tour as well. To the right of this building is where people pile up stones and make a wish, there are a lot of little piles of stones, I tell ya! There is a little vendor stopped here too if you need to grab a beverage while en route!... More 

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Milverton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the ruins are really cool as the building is made of stacked stones. lots of people just make it to the bar and not the actual ruins witch is nice for people who like history.

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saragoga,ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ruins, were nice to look at, which was part, of our Island tour, there is a plaque, saying, what they are. Nice place to see.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to get out of the Jeep and climb around. Great views of the sea. Historical marker in site.

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Brampton, Canada
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It just seems to come out of nowhere close to the beach. It's in great shape & you can walk through the remains.

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Bloomingburg, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This ruin was high on a hill affording beautiful views of surrounding valleys. Interesting and informative.

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michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

When you go, take a moment to think of how this was built and it still stands. Take a look at the surrounding landscape when you climb it and how desolate and far from the beautiful tranquil waters of the west side.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Once Bushiribana closed, Balashi was opened. This appears to have been a larger operation. It is quite run down and sad it is not being preserved better. It would be nice if signage was added to tell you more about what you are looking at.

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