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Calico Ghost Town

36600 Ghost Town Rd, Yermo, CA 92398-0406
+1 760-254-2122
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Pretty cool

Its a cool place to stop by and check out. It can be a little pricey depending on the size of your... read more

Reviewed yesterday
janetdarlenexo
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Moreno Valley, California
Interesting if you're around

This was our way from LAX to the Monument Valley via Las Vegas. It's an interesting stop but... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Christophe C
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Visitors from around the world come to Calico each year to experience a real ghost town originally settled in the 1880s.A hive of activity for the adventurous at heart - the park hosts the Mystery Shack- a crooked house where water runs uphill, two museums, narrow-gauge train rides and gold panning.Calico was founded during California’s largest silver strike. The town thrived for 12 years, until the price of silver plunged and mining operations ceased. By 1907, residents had moved away, leaving Calico to the tumbleweeds and spirits.Amenities include group and RV camping, mountain bike trails and off-road vehicle areas, fourteen shops, three restaurants, cabins and bunkhouses. Special events are held year-round, including Civil War re-enactments in February, Spring Festival featuring Americana music, the Calico Days Festival when the town’s rich mining history is celebrated with a burro race, miner’s triathlon, music and more, and let’s not overlook the ever-popular Halloween Ghost Haunt in October. The desert park is just a few miles north of Barstow, and minutes offInterstate 15. Calico Ghost Town is a great place to get a bite to eat and do a little shopping if you’re traveling between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
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36600 Ghost Town Rd, Yermo, CA 92398-0406
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Reviewed yesterday

Its a cool place to stop by and check out. It can be a little pricey depending on the size of your party. We made the mistake to go around 3ish it was sooo hot and theres basically no shade. I wouldnt go again but...More

Thank janetdarlenexo
Reviewed yesterday

This was our way from LAX to the Monument Valley via Las Vegas. It's an interesting stop but certainly not worth a trip by itself. Calico is an abandoned silver mining town in the Mojave desert, where a main street has been rebuilt (I believe...More

Thank Christophe C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wow, got a good realization how tough a prospectors life was. On our visit it was 100 in the shade, although uncomfortable heat it made the visit more authentic. We were surprised how many other visitors besides us were there. A few of the buildings...More

Thank ianc951
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For only 8 USD each, you can visit this very old city. It's amazing to spend time there. You can see the school, houses, train, mines... shops are really nice

Thank Crok T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

In the middle of the desert, between Vegas and LA you have this really really ghost town. Like in movies from the Wild West , you Will feel yourself back in the 40's. Good souvenir shops . Very Very Very hot , it's desert at...More

Thank Felipe A
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped at Calico on our way from LA to LV. You have to pay at the entrance, and there are some attractions inside you have to pay extra for, but overall, it was a very nice experience and very good way to break the...More

Thank Nitsan R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So I didn't know what to expect here but it sounded like it could be fun especially since we liked the Calico area in Knotts Berry Farm. Admission was $21 for 2 adults and 2 kids. Then we paid another $25 for the 3 attractions....More

Thank R6908OYwilliams
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I grew up going to Calico, my husband had never been. We decided to stop on our way back to Arizona from San Diego. We got there about 2:30. Everything but the school house was open. There was filming in the school. The town is...More

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived about an hour and a half before closing. It was about 104 degrees out and the lady at the gate actually let us in waiving the entrance fee. We drove all the way up and parked. Began walking towards the town. I stopped...More

1  Thank Tricia B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is fun..not perfect..what is?..we stayed in the campground in our motorhome..in fact...we are here now...the history of this mine is interesting...and it is fun to walk around...it is a bit like old Knotts Berry farm was many years ago...Not crowded today...Mr. Knott did a...More

1  Thank tripbhb
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SweatersPram
23 February 2017|
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Response from Robin W | Reviewed this property |
When I drove it the road was fine...paved all the way.
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Sandi W
16 August 2016|
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Response from buzz7406 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I missed your question It opens at 9am , the coaches started arriving around 10am and filled up pretty quick Advise get there early
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Andrean M
18 February 2016|
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Response from Donald S | Reviewed this property |
They do have a website. You could try that. It seems like there should be a phone number on it that you could call.
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