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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 3 weeks ago
Jim B
Tucson, Arizona
Real History

This was an old town during Tombstones hay day and beyond on the San Pedro River. The old general... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Tombstone, Arizona
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Once a railroad supply town of 100 people, Fairbank has since been abandoned.
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  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ghost town” (24 reviews)
“hiking trails” (5 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 13 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 12 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 22 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 10 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
Reviewed 14 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 ....More

Thank ironcowboy52
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