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Long driving for the experience but well worth the views. We did it in the Smart but I would not... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
Quartzsite, Arizona
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The Ghost Town and the water source

This archeological site is maintained by the BLM & AZ. Saw only 2 other vehicles (Thursday). Long... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Gaffney, South Carolina
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Swansea Road, Parker, AZ 85344
+1 928-505-1200
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

This was a hard drive to see very little. No signs of ghosts or anything else. You need a rugged vehicle to drive the final few miles.

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank CamilleV643
Reviewed 13 January 2018

I have been to a lot of ghost towns in the Southwest. This one is disappointing considering the distance on dirt roads. It is not a town, but a mining site.There are no buildings to see other than the workers cabins which have been restored...More

Date of experience: January 2018
4  Thank Ray S
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Long driving for the experience but well worth the views. We did it in the Smart but I would not recommend it for just anyone, it takes talent!

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank J3w3ll68
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Most Arizona ghost towns require four wheel drive to visit, but not Swansea. We went in our F150 2wd truck and there was a car at the town when we got there! I DO NOT recommend driving a car there because of the ground clearance...More

Date of experience: December 2017
5  Thank 940brianm940
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit if you appreciate history and a great view. You can make it with a two wheel drive but I always recommend a high clearance vehicle, preferably 4x4. Great place for a family day trip. Be sure to read...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

This archeological site is maintained by the BLM & AZ. Saw only 2 other vehicles (Thursday). Long drive to town off route 95 and some of the road was rough with loose rock. 4WD not needed. Brochure at vault toilet helped with visualizing the ruins...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank hng863
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I've been to a lot of remote mines and ghost towns but this is one of the larger ones. What was cool was there were camping locations with benches and bbqs. It was good to see someone is trying to preserve the old buildings. The...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank KAHNMAN805
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is one of my favorite places to load up the atv's and go. There is a trailhead outside of Bouse where you can park and unload. One your ride you will follow an above ground pipeline that runs for miles. The scenery is great...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Paulette C
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Best way to see all of Swansea is by off road vehicles. Nice ATV ride with lots of scenery and challenges to and from the ghost town. You can find artifacts, excellent photo spots, and a nice place for lunch. Can be a 50 mile...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank David O
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I noticed a few other reviewers mentioning "easy drive" so I thought I would offer my opinion: this is a very long drive from Parker, Arizona, and I found it quite challenging in a standard car. It's about 30 miles, about 13 of which is...More

Date of experience: April 2016
16  Thank fw190a8
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