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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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Get some exercise and see the past!

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 February 2017
Kelly B
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Vancouver, Washington

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Vancouver, Washington
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 the day we visited. There is a stone schoolhouse, sundry wooden outbuildings and residential structures,... More 

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Lake Montezuma, Arizona
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172 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 took down the dividing wall) schoolroom with desks as I remember them in 1945 when... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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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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Tombstone, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 . 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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San Marcos, California
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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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Albany, New York
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 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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