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Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins

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Address: Spanish Lagoon, Oranjestad, Aruba
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We thought it was a very interesting place. We also thought that it was much older than it actually is. Our only criticism is that there isn't much educational information on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We thought it was a very interesting place. We also thought that it was much older than it actually is. Our only criticism is that there isn't much educational information on site. Later we looked up info and found out that over 3 million pounds of gold was taken off this island and the the name Aruba means "red gold".... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great way to spend a few hours. I climbed around the ruins for a while then wandered around the shore, amazed at the quantity of plastic debris blowing off the water.

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The ruins, the angry spash of the waves against the rocky beach, and the countless unuksuit strewn upon the shore create an eery place, well-worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good spot for excellent picture, did the climbing till the top , was part of a all day trip I recommend it to anyone

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mill Ruins are at peace now. Considering the historical activity which occurred here and standing at this location fairly registered how things move on. An industrious area at a point now gone. The power of the sea nearby contrasts with the ruin's peace. Best to drive here or get a taxi. A scenic coastline. Sheltered for a good picnic.

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Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw this on our ABC 9 hour expedition of the island. The guides told us about the smelting of the gold. I was interesting but a "stretch" to have this as part of the tour. Something to see besides the Natural Bridge, which was also a "stretch" since (spoiler alert) the real bridge fell in several years ago. A... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the ruins as part of a UTV tour and it was an enjoyable stop. It is an interesting part of Aruban history. The ruins are small but are a worthwhile stop. There are drinks and washrooms available on site for a fee.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an old set of half built ruins. There isn't much to see, a small shack closeby for drinks and snacks and not really close to much (its a short trip from the Natural Bridge). This is best seen as part of an all day trip like the ABC day tour. Youll stop here for 15 minutes which is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice to see and lovely views from the top of the ruin. This was a stop on our UTV tour and the route to the ruins was stunning. It's not something so spend hours, but sill interesting to see.

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wilmington nc
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Part of the day long tour with ABC Tours Nice views on the over the water !!!!! make sure you bring a camera and wear your sneakers

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