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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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I like how they kept all the original bar, houses and the mine . Even inside the bar all the furniture seems to be original , I felt like I was inside a Western film. there is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Calico is a great place for the family, not expensive at all. Breaks up the long trip to vegas or just a day out. Ive been 10+ times and i still love going back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

I like how they kept all the original bar, houses and the mine . Even inside the bar all the furniture seems to be original , I felt like I was inside a Western film. there is nothing I disliked.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Pulled in not knowing price ($8 per person).Nothing there except nik nak shops and a restaurant.Not much original – it’s a rebuild of what was there rather than any original buildings. We stopped on way from San Diego to Vegas – good for stretching legs but nothing more

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

We called into calico ghost town but not a ghost in sight. It should be called a historical town replica. I thought we were visiting an old deserted original town, disappointing but still worth a wander but don't go out of your way.

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Henderson, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My husband and I had been there when our two boys were little in 2002 now they are grown up and I have grandchildren. We enjoyed it the first time and I wanted to take them back along with my grandchildren. Prior to going I check the entrance fee on the web. It stated it was $8 adult and $5... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

About 2 hours out of LA you will find this on the North side of the highway. At just a small fee to get in (price is per vehicle, I think it was about $12) if you are interested in rocks and historical land then this is worth a stop. There are places to eat and shop here as you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It was $8 for each adult. There were geocaches in town that I wanted to do so we decided to go in. Place was dog friendly, but remember your own poop bags. The workers were very friendly. We liked looking around. Food was available. Had various themed shops. There was a train ride, but we didn't go on it. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

From the moment you drive up you truly feel like you're lost in time, it's great here. It's a photographers haven. Loved all the buildings and trimmings and great to see staff dressed up. We went in March so it was very quiet, we were able to park right at the entrance and walk straight in. There are various shoppes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We where on a road trip to Las Vegas, and stopped of at Calico Ghost Town on route for a break and was pleasantly surprised. There is a large car park and only cost $8 each for entry into "Calico" It is an original silver mining town and has been authentically restored, The stores now house crafts and art there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Plan on arriving early and spend the day. So many things to see and a mine to tour. Bring cash. While most of the trip is inexpensive there is a charge for the mine tour, train ride, and a few restaurants. Good times

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