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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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How life was for our ancestors

As the other reviews say, this is what is left of what was a booming mining industry. What we found equally interesting was a visit to the graveyard where there was a significant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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Roseville, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Fun to see the old town. Never had been there before. Surprised to see an old train depot. We need to investigate it some more.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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72 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

As the other reviews say, this is what is left of what was a booming mining industry. What we found equally interesting was a visit to the graveyard where there was a significant number of Scottish names. It was difficult to visualise how they coped with the difference in life and work at Rhyolite compared to life back in Scotland.... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A must see for sure! Perfect for checking out in detail. Its amazing to go back in time, and see how things were then. I will recommend stopping by!

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Yucaipa, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This was a booming place at one time lots of old buildings and you can get a list of what they were at the bottle house stop and get it,it all self guided mostly walking ,it's is worth the stop just 3 miles from Beatty ,nevada.

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Covina, California
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160 reviews 160 reviews
26 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Make a point to see Rhyolite, a ghost town featuring house made with glass bottles and modern Belgian ghostly statues depicting the Last Supper, among others.

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Aarle-Rixtel, The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It's a real ghost town/ruins area. Imho better than Oatmen if you like the old west feel. Not a lot of buildings are still left standing though so if you are into buildings it might not be the best location. Servicewise there isn't much besides a toilet. Watch for rattlesnakes.

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Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Always wanted to visit a ghost town, now that i have I can say that. Have no desire to see another. Lonely place!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

So, between Death Valley and Beatty is this place. Coldwell open air museum is a collection of odd sculptures and the town itself is just some old walls and stuff. So, pretty much you'll love the contrasts and the oddness of it all, or you will shrug your shoulders and move on. Howeever, I visited here twice to catch the... More 

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

There is nothing here but a few broken buildings with no amenities nor any info. In the words if my husband not worth the drive off the highway. I'm not sure why this place gets a listing. It appears that its a place where serious bike riders do rides from the Sunday afternoon we were here there were 20 or... More 

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Fallon, Nevada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Love the Last Supper sculpture and the other sculptures. Plenty of old ruins to see. This is a must see ghost town in Nevada!

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