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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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Port Orange, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
34 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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118 reviews 118 reviews
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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Worth a visit if you are coming from off the Highway 374 near Beatty. A bit eerie to see the abandoned school and Union Pacific railroad car. Cannot imagine that it was once a bustling mining town. I didn't know much about the town so we only saw the main structures on the paved road. Definitely want to go back... More

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San Luis Potosi, Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is an interesting place close to Beatty! There is a little museum and you can feel like in goldrush times while walking trough Rhyolite. I liked the Bottle-House most. It is a house built of glass bottles! Really nice!

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Las Vegas, NV
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

There was some interesting art work and derelict buildings. More than you might expect. The house built out of bottles was interesting.

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Milan, Italy
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Few miles from Beatty, it's a ghost town on a hill. Hot, desert, quite, anyone around. Great experience, i'll surely visit it again :-)

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St. Albert, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

As the first ghost town before Death Valley I was a little disappointed. Not developed like Oatman or Jerome but a genuine ghost town with ruins.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Not worth the detour. We went to this 'ghosttown', detouring a few hours and skipping most of the touristic death valley stuff, but the city was quite a dissapointment.

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