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Address: 36600 Ghost Town Road Yermo, CA 92398, Yermo, CA 92398
Phone Number: 800-TOC-ALICO or 760-254-2122
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Activities: Shopping, Dining, Camping/rv
Description: Visitors from around the world come to Calico each year to experience a...
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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This open air museum for sure opens your eyes how people lived in the 1880's out in the west while digging for silver or gold. Maybe it is a great destination for families with... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This open air museum for sure opens your eyes how people lived in the 1880's out in the west while digging for silver or gold. Maybe it is a great destination for families with children but for grown ups it is likely to be boring after an hour or so. The fee is a little high for what they offer.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

On the way to Barstow we noticed this attraction just out of town and thought we would visit it the next day after staying the night at the California Inn, Barstow. We made an early start to the attraction for a 9.00am opening, as it was going to be a hot day (114f+) We wandered the village looking at the... More 

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Maryport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Arrived in the scorching heat at calico, said it opens at 9am as which it did, however by at least 10 am not all of it was open , didn't leave until about 12 and still parts were not open , the actual place is ok to have a wander around but nothing special !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Very nice and pleasant way to learn about the past of this once booming silver community. There are also shops and restaurants so it is not really a ghost town but nevertheless very charming. For an extra charge, there is a possibility to go into a silver mine, but in my oppinion, it is not worth the price.

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Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We stopped at the Calico Ghost Town on our way out of Ft. Irwin, where our son is stationed. It is a reproduction of an old mining town with some shops and a few restaurants, complete with a small train ride, and a walk through a mining cavern. Be prepared for an entrance fee and for other charges for each... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I went there following the recommendation from the friend. I was not quite convinced to go and see some old houses under scorching August sun. I went there and it was absolutely worth it. It is well preserved, authentic place with great ambience. There were just us and few other visitors around so there were moments when it was easy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Located between Los Angeles and Vegas. Always wanted to stop since I love history. The owners have definitely turned it into a tourist attraction, but I still found it interesting. The restored or rebuilt a lot of buildings. Kept some of the photos and old time stagecoaches and fire trucks. It looked like an old western. It was over 100... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by on our trip west. Just a few minutes off the 40. My husband had visited as a child and was able to relive those memories. We had a great time. But as each attraction has an additional charge it ended up turning into an expensive morning. We HAD TO visit the mystery shack, ride the train and walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Calico is a old Ghost town which has been built upon to give some idea of what life was like with the silver mining. I really enjoyed walking around and if you do not want to spend any money in the shops that is fine there is plenty to look at. Personally I really enjoyed the train ride even though... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Some nicely preserved old buildings, a short mine tour, a train ride and gold panning amongst other things. Nice food at the restaurant. A good half day out. Good to see some heritage being preserved.

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