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Review of Fairbank

Fairbank
Ranked #14 of 32 things to do in Tombstone
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Owner description: Once a railroad supply town of 100 people, Fairbank has since been abandoned.
Reviewed 3 September 2013

I had past this ghosttown for years wanting to see it, but it was on private property. Now it is open and we loved it! The ladies working in the schoolhouse were very nice and informative. We walked out to the cemetery (sad that the graves are forgotten) and loved the views. Only thing was that you need to becareful with Rattlesnakes (it is Arizona after all).

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Reviewed 26 April 2013

Though theres a helpful printed sheet, it would be great if a board cd be placed by each building to say what it was. Also we didnt find the cemetary - the sign said .3 of a mile but we gave up further than that.
Worth going to see as not far fromtombstone and not touristy

Thank holidayfansYorkshire
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

There are several crumbling buildings but the highlight is the old school house. On weekends there is usually a docent who can explain the fascinating history of railroads in Southern Arizona in the 19th century. From Fairbank you could take a train to El Paso, Tucson, Nogales, Bisbee and all the other towns of the time. Some 20 trains a day.

It is a quiet place along the San Pedro River - where Coronado and his fellow conquistadors rode almost 500 years ago. With the river flowing you can usually see lots of birds if you are a bit patient.

If you go in the summer months, visit early as it can be very hot!

1  Thank tchrs
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

The old town of Fairbanks is well-marked, but you could miss it if you are speeding along the highway. We stopped in on an early Sunday morning - but we were too early for the schoolhouse and bookstore to be open. But we were able to walk around the town and read the signs. Their is a nice restroom for visitors. The town is undergoing a very nice restoration with pathways. It was worth the stop.

2  Thank Debra K
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

Wonderful place to see some history and hike. Lots to see and the cemetery is spectacular. They have finished redoing the school house and are working on some of the other buildings...it is a fun place to spend a couple of hours.

1  Thank AZRebel
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