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Fairbank

Tombstone, AZ
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“Must visit this historic ghost town”

This is an old west railroad town originally having many names, becoming Fairbanks and finally... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
christopherM8134MB
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North Charleston, South Carolina
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Docents there only on the weekends

The train platform and railroad bed are still there. I found them to be interesting. We were there... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Jim B
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Tucson, Arizona
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Once a railroad supply town of 100 people, Fairbank has since been abandoned.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good46%
  • Average25%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ghost town” (25 reviews)
“san pedro river” (12 reviews)
“hiking trails” (6 reviews)
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Tombstone, AZ

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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

This is an old west railroad town originally having many names, becoming Fairbanks and finally Fairbank in 1882. The town survived 90 years but finally became a ghost town in 1972. If you like history you will enjoy the town’s museum, buildings, hiking trails and...More

1  Thank christopherM8134MB
Reviewed 30 September 2017

The train platform and railroad bed are still there. I found them to be interesting. We were there during the week, so no docents were on site. It would have been more enjoyable with one. Docents there only on the weekends. We hiked up to...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This was an old town during Tombstones hay day and beyond on the San Pedro River. The old general store and school buildings are still there. It was a railroad terminus. Not far from the famous stage coach robbery where Bud Philpot was killed and...More

Thank TombstoneJay
Reviewed 17 July 2017

After we finish with our weekend to Tombstone, I took a detour to pass Fairbank, its a cool abandon town, great for a quick visit.

Thank Tony V
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Fairbank is a historic 'ghost town' along the San Pedro river. It dates from the Tombstone mining days. The old school house is now a small museum and gift shop. The area is very easy access and hiking trails are mostly shaded and level. The...More

Thank DjLeeJ
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Several walking trails that take you back in time. Visit the cemetery up on the hill and walk along the river.

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Fairbank is a now-abandoned ghost town that used to the the railroad hub for at least six different railroads traversing southern Arizona. It is a cooperative interpretive site managed by the BLM. There are docents to show you around, but they were taking a powder...More

1  Thank puckerstoppled
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We visited here on a Saturday and found the schoolhouse museum open with a docent able to answer questions and give a good background on the development and history of Fairbank. There is an authentic one room (used to be two class rooms but they...More

2  Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 11 November 2016

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.

Thank PAnomad4
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.

Thank Wheezy851
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