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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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Beacon, New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We stopped at Rhyolite on our way from Death valley to the Hoover Dam, we are always on the lookout for ghost towns,so stopping at this one was a no-brainer. I's not the holy grail of ghost towns that i'm looking for, but it's a cool enough town to stop at, the bottle house was OK, but I liked the... More

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Interesting ghost town and cemetary. Worth the 4 mile drive from Beatty or on your way through Death Valley National Park.

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South Florida, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

There is no much to see here, but this is an interesting side stop on the way to Death Valley National Park from Las Vegas. I could not believe this is all that’s left from this town, after reading about its history. The place is isolated, in the middle of the desert. It’s pretty hard to imagine how life was... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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20 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Just up the road from the open air sculpture garden is the abandoned town of Rhyolite. I recommend reading the history of the town before you go, so that you have a better idea of what you're looking at. Also pick up the map at the bottle house. I think the whole place could use a little more detail and... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was an interesting ghost town but there are better ones in the USA such as Bodie. The buildings are fenced off, presumably against vandalism which is a shame.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We drove past Rhyolite from Beatty to Death Valley National Park and decided to take a look at this deserted mining town. Since most of the buildings have been moved or stripped from anything valuable, it's only a meagre insight into a world past. However, the bottle house and the Belgian sculptures were nice to see. We received ample information... More

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Port Orange, Florida
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We decided to make the drive to Rhyolite to do a little exploring. Needless to say we were amazed at what we found. To imagine that people actually lived in such a remote spot! The area offered some interesting photo opportunities as well as an insight to the way things may have been when Rhyolite was a thriving town. The... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Not only an intriguing ghost town but an outdoor art museum? How could you pass it up? And it's just off the main highway to Death Valley. I've actually been 3 times - every time I go to Death Valley. Again: how could you pass it up?

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England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Rhyolite is now just a few ruins but it is interesting to see. The casino gives you a flavour of better times and it's a bit eery walking around the ruins. It'll probably only amuse you for half an hour but, hey, its free. There are some strange modern art installations near the ruins. No idea what they were thinking... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Heard about the "ghost town" and decided to call on our way from Death Valley back to Vegas. What a disappointment!! A collection of ruins that were not inspiring at all. The whole place was just a mess

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