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,... 更多
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... 更多
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.
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... 更多
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.
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... 更多
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.
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... 更多
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.