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Rhyolite

Off Highway 374, Death Valley National Park, Beatty, NV 92328
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Beatty
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: A ghost town with real character, the town of Rhyolite was founded in 1904 due to what many believed to be a rich strike of ore, but alas, was not... more » Owner description: A ghost town with real character, the town of Rhyolite was founded in 1904 due to what many believed to be a rich strike of ore, but alas, was not meant to be. « less
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Los Angeles, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

During our visit to Death Valley we decided to save some money and stay in Beatty, NV. Since Rhyolite was on the way to Death Valley from the hotel, we had to stop and check it out. First thing we noticed was the strange statues just before the ghost town. They made for some interesting photos, worth a few minutes... More

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Summerland
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53 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Several old buildings well preserved. On e road to Death Valley so worth a drive through if you are in that area. But not worth a special trip.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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185 reviews 185 reviews
53 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

10 minutes drive from Beatty. No entrance fee. Few broken buildings to see. Ok, but not a big deal. You need about 30 minutes to see it.

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Pahrump, Nevada
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127 reviews 127 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Lots of history here as it was once the biggest city in NV. We did some geocaching while here. Loved the sculptures, the big pink lady and and glass couch!

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Montornés del Vallés, Catalonia, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We expected a bigger town & better conserved, there weren't even 4 standing buildings... Just visited this ghost town because it was the nearest to our route.

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Rhyolite is an abandoned mining town near the entrance of Death Valley. It is only a few minutes off State Route 374 near Beatty, Nevada. The Tom Kelly Bottle House is the most interesting structure left in the town. It has been preserved reasonably well. Some of the structures have been vandalized over the years. Fences have been installed in... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Stopping in Rhyolite does not take you out of your way into Death Valley. It is not inhabited so you explore as much or as little as you want. There are some stops like the Bottle House that are very interesting. There is a display of outdoor art that is easy to see either heading in or out. There are... More

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Haifa, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Me and my family were there for a stop-by on our way.yes,it's a ghost town,it has some old buildings and statues,but that's it.there is no access to any of the buildings,any signs which show you what happened in some place,there is only a brochure you can get in the entrance which explains very little.nice place to go if you have... More

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Tucson
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The remains of a town - the Bottle House is really interesting. It's too bad the disrespectful have broken some. The Air Art is fun...done by artists with great imagination...perfect for a ghost town.

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Barrington, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Nice place to see a real ghost mining town. Drive down the the cemetery -- lots of interesting things down there. Also if you go early in the morning lots of donkeys up by the casino.

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