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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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Just a few crumbling buildings

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Groton, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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 10 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The buildings are now shells of what use to be, but just imagine the hustle and bustle of years past. The bank is the most photographed of any ghost town building anywhere. I would love to see pictures on display of what it looked like at its peak.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

If you are nearby its probably worth dropping by. There are some good photo opportunities but the buildings are fenced off which kills the atmosphere a bit.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

An interesting place to visit the past. Check out the few overlooks and info boards. Also, walk around and imagine the old times. Check out the art displays and bottle house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

An abandoned old mining town that should be preserved. Nice photo ops of the old derelict buildings like casino and school. A little out of the way but the drive to/from Death Valley is really nice.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A bit off the beaten track but not far off. Its a great little secluded spot to view at your own leisure. Very accessible and interesting with an eerie abandon feel. Great for taking pics and having a rest on the way through the Nevada desert and Death Valley. Enjoyed this spot.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Duped by the advertising thought this was an abondended town but there are only a very few buildings in very rough shape the rest were moved to Beatty when the town closed. Signage is poor so didn't even know that a modern house near the turn off may have been a type of visitors centre but comes off as a... More 

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Address: Off Highway 374, Death Valley National Park, Beatty, NV 92328
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Beatty

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