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Address: Off Highway 374, Death Valley National Park, Beatty, NV 92328
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: A ghost town with real character, the town of Rhyolite was founded in 1904...
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.
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Go early and be totally alone

Spooky ghost town with a very curious art installation/exhibition which include a huge Lego nude.. (Not the highlight) But the little town is great - we were there very early and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Cool Ghost Town. Near the bottle house, you will find a stand containing paper maps of the buildings. Really weird art exhibit at the beginning of town. Privately owned, and not really part of the park. Otherwise, a cool place to visit. Hard to believe that over 8000 people lived here once.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Spooky ghost town with a very curious art installation/exhibition which include a huge Lego nude.. (Not the highlight) But the little town is great - we were there very early and alone and it was a great experience. Empty shells of houses, cars and carts strewn about.. It's such a short detour on your way out of Death Valley and... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada, Usa
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

if you like Ghost towns of the south west this a place worth the time. It wont take you more than 2 hours to stomp around and visit the museum but it's worth it. buildings are in various states of disrepair but still very cool to look at, some great photo ops. The scenery is spectacular and I swear if... More 

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Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a neat little place to stop on your way out of Death Valley. Rhyolite was a booming town in the early 1900s, but it didn't last long. There are a few ruins of buildings such as the depot, a bank and a school. Of particular interest is a house made of bottles, the Tom Kelley house. If you... More 

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Moreno Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I love old ghost towns. If your into history and architecture. This is for you. Won't take long to look around. Stop by museum next door and read about the story of the grave behind police station. Truly sad story. Then look for the grave. We made it a little scavengers hunt. There are decent restrooms for public. Worth a... More 

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Brigham City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Interesting ghost town, a little errie; makes for a great photo shoot... old buildings, train cars, and the bottle house is great

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Groton, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Stopped in beatty for this place. Mostly for geocaching, wish we had more time. Stopped for the art also. Will be back!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We spent a night in Beatty so it was on the way to Death Valley. It's worth a quick stop but not worth going out of the way. Just a handful of crumbling buildings and not much else.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

By definition a ghost town is not going to have much in it, so visiting here is all about what you expect to find. If you expect to find some abandonned buildings in various states of disrepair, you'll be in luck and should enjoy it. If you expect to find lots of things to see and do, you'll be disappointed.... More 

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Torrance, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Easy to drive in about 1/4 mile from the main road. Remnants of old buildings are clearly marked what they used to be (i.e. school). Visitors leave personal items on this wooden telephone pole just outside the gift shop (i.e. sunglasses). Found the white statutes of The Last Supper quite unnerving as they look completely out of place there. In... More 

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