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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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Steampunk event at Calico ghost town

We went to the Steampunk Event at Calico Ghost Town on April 11, 2015. This is our 3rd Steampunk Event at Calico. The town is wonderful the hosting the event, but there was no... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Mount Vernon, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is something I personally got to cross off my bucket list after 23 years George AFB Closed and I wasn't able to go (I was in 2nd grade at the time and we moved to Idaho) to Calico at the time, but my siblings did!. We had a great time at Calico, rode the train, did the 1000 ft... More 

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Riverside, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We went to the Steampunk Event at Calico Ghost Town on April 11, 2015. This is our 3rd Steampunk Event at Calico. The town is wonderful the hosting the event, but there was no venders as in previous years. This is why we go to these events. To see the vendors merchandise. We were very disappointed. The concert Saturday night... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

You won't be disappointed. It was fun. The guided tour is a must! All the little shops are fun too. Don't get there to late because things close early. Call to check hours. Worth he drive.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

the place is nice, and the family more or less enjoyed it, what was infuriating is that they take a steep entrance fee, and then all the attractions cost more money. which really knocks the wind out of your sails.

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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

My kids had such a blast exploring here, we stayed in the rv park so we got free entry which was a great perk. We did the Mystery Shack tour which my kids all loved and panned for gold. They also loved doing some leather stamping in the first store on the Main Street. It really exceeded my expectations and... More 

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Oxnard, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We had a good time. However, were not aware that the normal entrance required climbing a lot a stairs. By the time I got to the top I was totally beat. The railing was very, very wobbly and the steps were not level. I did not get to enjoy as much as I should have. My lady friend is younger... More 

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Groningen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Well, most Americans except the 'natives' do not have much of a common history so to highlight, restore and promote places like this is nice for travellers interested in history, landscape, industry and so on.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I went here when I was 8. So I came back at 39 and had a better appreciation of this old west ghost town. It is an awesome place to go! It was fantastic to see it and how they lived back then. There are shops and a saloon where you can get home made soft drinks! Its worth the... More 

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Stgeorge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I have traveled the I-15 stretch going to Anaheim for years, but I have never stopped in Calico. After staying the night in Barstow, I decided to take my family there before heading down to Anaheim. I am so glad that we did! It wasn't that much to pay at the gate, it wasn't crowded at all and the weather... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Starting off by saying I love this kind of stuff. There is a lot of commercialism, yes, but also a lot history if you take a few minutes to look. You have to be willing to stop and read all the little notes that are all over regarding the original settlers and the conditions they faced. We were there several... More 

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