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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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A great break on the way to Vegas

The ghost town is a very welcome break on the long drive from LA to Las Vegas. The kids had fun looking around, lunch at the saloon was tasty and fairly priced, and some of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The ghost town is a very welcome break on the long drive from LA to Las Vegas. The kids had fun looking around, lunch at the saloon was tasty and fairly priced, and some of the mementos are really special. One complaint could be that all the restored stores are now.... Souvenir shops, a few too many for me. But... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Cute little historical town. Very well kept and attractions are very cheaply priced which was surprising. Great for the kids! They do ghost tours only on Saturday nights, make sure you buy tickets in advance!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I've been in Calico last summer and the first thing I remember is that it was soooo warm that you almost couldn't breath with your nose. It's nice to see this city completely abandoned years ago, you can imagine how was the daily life before they left everything. It's nothing WOW but it's worth a trip once in a lifetime.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a UNIQUE opportunity for the entire family or anyone to experience an actual GHOST TOWN ! Nominal fee to enter & MUCH to EXPLORE along with MANY shops! One tip would be to go when weather is cooler as it can be quite HOT in summer months.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We visited Calico on a hot day. I mean, really hot. You probably think you know what hot feels like, but I can guarantee it was hotter than that. It was humid when we were there, which made it feel even hotter and as it's on the side of a hill, you get hotter as you walk up. You certainly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I wish we had a little more time to spend here. It wasn't as I expected as it was pretty commercialised but it was definitely worth the stroll up and down the main street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I have been here many times and it is always an enjoyable day for the whole family. Calico is cute as a button, with interesting displays and everybody is friendly. Wear comfy shoes and bring sunscreen.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Calico Ghost Town is a great place to show kids what it was like to live in a old mining town. There is not a lot to do, but it can be a good experience if you are in the area. We stopped on the way home from Las Vegas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Had a great time, got there about 1pm and was able to squeeze everything in just before closing at 5pm. Place is clean, Employees super friendly and a good family place. Returned at 7pm and took the ghost tour of the mine, really a good time and spooky. Stayed even longer and at 8:30pm went on a ghost tour of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

So... My husband was pumped to visit this place, while myself & our two teen sons weren't as thrilled. It wasn't too bad, but could have been so much better. It's a beautiful setting with cute little shops, food, etc. The buildings were interesting. But, they didn't have any shows or anything along those lines while we were there. Would... More 

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Address: 36600 Ghost Town Road Yermo, CA 92398, Yermo, CA 92398
Phone Number: 800-TOC-ALICO or 760-254-2122
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Yermo

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