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Shakespeare Ghost Town
Ranked #4 of 4 things to do in Lordsburg
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Plano, Texas
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183 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“AWESOME TOUR!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

My husband and I just took a tour of this ghost town and it was so much fun! Our tour guide was very friendly and nice and had so much information about the town and it's history, as well as the Hill family who bought it in the 30s. We loved our time here and would recommend anyone who is interested in history, to take one of the monthly tours. It's well worth the $4.00 they charge. I hope this place continues on giving tours and preserving a bit of history. Well worth the time to stop and see it and hear the history! Thank you, again!!

Visited May 2014
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Step back a hundred years”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

My wife and I were traveling from Tucson back to our home in Albuquerque and stopped off at the Visitors Center in Lordsburg. We learned that four times a year the privately owned "ghost town" opened for visitors to tour and discover. So we went back this past September and took our grandson with us. Well, the entry fee was very reasonable and the group of volunteers who took us on the tour couldn't have been more congenial, interesting, and funny. Famous western folks were part of the history as well as some not so well known characters. One steps back to the time of Billy the Kid - he washed dishes in the still standing "hotel's" kitchen - Russian Bill, the Clantons, Curly Bill Brocius, Johnny Ringo, and other less known characters. The mining history is sparkled with booms, busts, and "salting" of sites. Murders, gunfights, and plain ol' disputes are addressed. There's even a southwestern dancing school from the early 20th century. We all had a wonderful time learning, seeing re-enactments of gunfights, enjoying a blacksmith showing us how to make nails - he gave one to our grandson - and savoring the starkness and beauty of such a remote place in the desert. There's also a collection of firearms - I'm not an expert - which is astounding. This is a place where you need to take a morning or afternoon enjoying. BTW the Comfort Inn in Lordsburg is splendid for many reasons. Would recommend you staying there.

Visited September 2013
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“Extremely poor management.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2013

The websight clearly stated they would be open to day and there were three families waiting for me to call to find out the websight is not correct. Off by a month. Don't believe what you read.

Visited December 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“It needs some work, but Folks are trying hard”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

Nice town, but after JennnyLou passed away, it is not the same town with nice decor, maintance and old articles thru out like before 16 years ago.

Visited June 2013
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Concord, California
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133 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Shakespeare Ghost Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

The tour of Shakespeare Ghost Town was excellent and very enjoyable. We went through various buildings and had plenty of time to photograph the interiors.

Visited June 2013
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