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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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Pretty cool worth it at least once in y I ur life it reminds you how, simple but tet rough it was to be a human in those times. Kids loved it , adults loved it we walked every... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Pretty cool worth it at least once in y I ur life it reminds you how, simple but tet rough it was to be a human in those times. Kids loved it , adults loved it we walked every inch of this place taking it all in. Soap and candle shop was cool, got me some crystal and stones and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We have been going to Calico for 4 or more years, the children love being there, they would like to live there. Total enjoy all the stores and activities there. The people are very nice and have great hospitality. Thank you all at Calico Ghost Town for making every trip there fun and enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Went to Calico Ghost Town on Thursday, was fabulous, the children had a great time, got on all the attractions, got alot trinkets, food was great, mystery shack was amazing, the children were amazed how water flowed up hill,it is a great vacation spot, we will go there every year,by the way,the price is excellent 31 dollars for two adults... More 

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Tustin, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We decided to stop at Calico Ghost Town on our way from Orange County to Vegas. Although the admission seemed a little high at $8 per person, we continued on. The town is full of old-time memorabilia and the shop keepers were very pleasant and friendly. We didn't stay too long as we were anxious to keep going to Vegas... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Had heard about this as a bit of a break on the drive between Las Vegas and LA. The place was OK, but the admission price was a bit excessive considering its pretty much one short street to explore. The buildings were interesting but the day was quite hot so we were more inclined to rush through and get back... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Dove the 2.5 hrs from Las Vegas FINALLY just to see Calico. We've driven past it a 100 times going to and from California. The 4 of us agreed, its was a fun day. IT'S NOT DISNEY OR SEA WORLD SO DONT EXPECT IT TO BE. admission was $26 2 adults and 2 kids under 16. another $26 because we... More 

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Ventura, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Not a real ghost town but quaint if a bit corny but if you have your family with you it would be worth a stop to stretch her legs. The shop for an impressive but a little excursions for the family would be nice.

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Portrush, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The town of Calico is a former mining town born in 1887 at one time it housed over 1200 miners. It was deserted by 1931. It was bought over by John Knotts owner of the Knots Berry Farm and was given back to the state. Today it is run as a visitors site

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We highy recommend visiting this place. On arrival, you pay at a booth that has a lady in a big ole hoop skirt 1890's dress. There's quite a lot of walking and some of it on an incline, so take good walking shoes and water. I think wheelchairs would be able to manage this slope or check their website for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We had a lovely afternoon wandering around the ghost town, mostly now soviener shops but very relaxing. We thought the $8 entrance fee was very reasonable. You had to pay extra for train ride and entrance to mine etc, but again reasonably priced if you want to add on, we didn't do any extras and we're happy with what we... More 

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Address: 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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