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Calico Ghost Town

36600 Ghost Town Road Yermo, CA 92398, Yermo, CA 92398
800-TOC-ALICO or 760-254-2122
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Yermo
Type: Ghost Towns
Activities: Shopping, Dining, Camping/rv
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Used to be far better than it is now. It does have some history to it, but who ever has been running it since Walter Knott gave up ownership of it is really letting it go down.

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sponge rocks, florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I used the campground only, did not visit the ghost town. The campground was just so-so. Half of the bathrooms and several of the showers were out of order. And a dog living in the house above the campground (I assume...?) barked, barked, barked all night. It was not very restful. Broke camp early and moved on, never to return.

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit and spend the day, great for kids! We ate at the restaurant and had a fun time eating peanuts and throwing the shells on the floor! The mines are fun to explore and all of the old buildings have so much history.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

First of all - 80 % of Calico is just replica - which means that only a few parts of the "Ghost Town" are as old as they proclaim. Second - most of the so called "attractions" were closed or not open to the public. And third: not only do you pay 8 $ /person as an entrance fee -... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Stopped here on our way back from California. Our daughter thought it would be so cool to tour a ghost town. We went through old San Diego and had an awesome FREE time the employees were dressed in period clothing, they would greet you, give history, etc. You will find none of this in Calico. Paid 31 dollars for a... More

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Zaandam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Pretty touristic stop along the way from LA or San Diego to Las Vegas, with lots of shops. A nice recreation of what was once a busy silver mining town. If you come in the summer, prepare for the terrible heat.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Good collection of old buildings in original setting. A fun place to spend an hour or two.kids would enjoy the old train ride.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Calico Ghost Town is a practically essential stop along the road from LA to Vegas. Very recommended. Calico Ghost Town is an authentic mining town and, although it’s all uphill, it’s a good way to spend an hour or two when you’re stuck on a very dull road. The range of exhibits and attractions are fairly basic – gold panning,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

The town itself is very small you can be out of there within 2 hours unless u want to stay and eat at their shops, but it's pretty cool, different, everything is just so old. They have different events and activities through out the year, nice place to go just walk around and see something different.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Fun place, especially for kids. There where allot to see and try. But a little to commercial for my likings, and way to expensive.

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