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Address: Tombstone, AZ
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Once a railroad supply town of 100 people, Fairbank has since been...

Once a railroad supply town of 100 people, Fairbank has since been abandoned.

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A bit outside of Tombstone but wll worth the ride

Stumbled on this place by accident while driving on Scenic 83 (highly recommended!!) absolutely fascinating, actual buildings from what was once a bustling railroad stop on the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
PAnomad4
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Scranton, Pennsylvania

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stumbled on this place by accident while driving on Scenic 83 (highly recommended!!) absolutely fascinating, actual buildings from what was once a bustling railroad stop on the way to Tuscon and Tombstone.

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Prineville
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Went here on a Tuesday. The museum is only open on Friday and Saturdays. There were about 4 buildings. None of which you could go in. Which was the whole reason I went.

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Thank Wheezy851
Tombstone, Arizona
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41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

outside town a few miles but very interesting . right on san pedro river where the silver was milled and turned into bars ,. there are hiking trails for the hikers and a town with some buildings and such to look at for others . sometime they do have events going on there so check website for dates .

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Thank ironcowboy52
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The trail looked awesome until I realized that it pretty much stops barely halfway once you hit the San Pedro river. The best part is on the other side but since not many people want to hike more than 3 miles one way, you have an immense amount of brush covering up the trail making it pretty much disappear. I... More 

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Thank Teamster01
San Marcos, California
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868 reviews
450 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

This was a separate community near Tombstone, but not part of Tombstone. There is a small museum and ruins of some old buildings. take care as you walk through the area, we saw a rattlesnake lying right next to one of the buildings and blended into the the background so was not easy to see.

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Thank csarchibald
Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

There was something somber, sad but beautiful about the abandoned Fairbanks Cemetery at the top of a hill. It's funny, I took the brief trail from the school house to the hill as just a pit stop between Kartchner Caverns and Tombstone, but this cemetery just stuck with me way more than Boot Hill. Seeing the broken stone markers, and... More 

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Delaware, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

To our surprise the day we stopped here there was a Fairbank Day festival. It was a fun afternoon learning(ish) to lasso a cow (fake), touring the old cemetery, hiking back to the San Pedro River. Well worth the the time.

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Thank Pamela S
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Fairbank was it's own town and not a part of Tombstone at all. It is located outside of Tombstone city limits half way to Sierra Vista on Rt. 80. It hasn't been a ghost town all that long and therefore some of the building are still standing, such as the schoolhouse, the train station and two others that you cannot... More 

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Hereford, Arizona
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84 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

Interesting spot. The museum is small. It is a great place for a walk. The Friends of the San Pedro do walking tours periodically. Don't miss it if you are in town.

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New Mexico
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58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

This old ghost town is a nice place to see and take in some history, as well as hiking if you want too. Theres a hiking trail that goes to the mill and cemetary, which could be interesting. The old school house was open, which is now a Visitors Center/ Gift Shop. This was fairly interesting , theres an employee... More 

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