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Rhyolite

Address: Off Highway 374, Death Valley National Park, Beatty, NV 92328
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Beatty
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: A ghost town with real character, the town of Rhyolite was founded in 1904 due to what many...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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 meant to be.
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Estes Park
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143 reviews 143 reviews
24 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The town itself was only mildly interesting, best was the bottle house and the outdoor art museum with some very weird sculptures. But it's free so check it out, it is worth a stop

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This ghost town is interesting - some of the buildings were marked with signs indicating what they used to be. Not a great deal to see, pretty desolate and very much abandoned.

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Balboa Island, California
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185 reviews 185 reviews
62 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Okay, you spent the night in Beatty (not too exciting) and are ready to head toward Death Valley. Rhyolite is just off the main highway and easy to get to. If you Google it, or read a little about the history, your visit will be memorable. If you don't appreciate what happened here, you'll probably say Rhyolite is boring and... More 

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Nicolet, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

It is located just a couple of miles from Beatty, Nevada. When you make a stop up there, please make sure you googled to learn all the history before you go. Then, it will be easier to figure out all the buildings and what happened. You can just imagine which steps you are walking in and who did what in... More 

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Avon, Ohio
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723 reviews 723 reviews
473 attraction reviews
1,031 helpful votes 1,031 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Rhyolite Ghost Town is located on Rhyolite Road about 1.5 miles (2.4k) north of NV 374 (Daylight Pass Road in CA) between Death Valley and Beatty, NV. From 1905 to 1911, Rhyolite was the Death Valley area’s most populous city with a population that approached 10,000 at one time. Today, it is completely abandoned with only a fraction of its... More 

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Welshpool, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We visited Rhyolite on our last trip to Death Valley,I discovered its existence several years ago but did not have the chance to visit.So little of the buildings now stand,the best preserved are the old station and the bottle house (which has been renovated) It id difficult to believe that this was a very important town only a 100 years... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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136 reviews 136 reviews
28 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We stopped there because we wanted to see a ghost town. I was disappointed by what I saw. There is actually not much left to see. A few ruins here and there. It's difficult to imagine that there was once a fairly big town. If you happen to be there, use the occasion to stretch your legs. But don't plan... More 

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Zaragoza, Spain
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78 reviews 78 reviews
10 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I had heard that Rhyolite was the second best ghost town in the area (after Bodie), but was really disapointed. There's not much left of the buildings and the only one that still has more than 2 sides standing is surrounded by a fence so that it's quite difficult to see it and imagine how it looked like in the... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

we made a detour to see it. The day before we visited ghosttown Bodie which was much larger. (actually I was disappointed because it were only a hand full buildings). However, we were much charmed by the town of Beatty and it's creative spirit and atomic and space signs.

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oak bluffs
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We stopped here heading from Scotty's Castle back to Vegas, and while it was an interesting diversion, and not too far out of the way, I wouldn't make a special trip here. There are more impressive and better Ghost Towns in other parts of the state, and it appears the best maintained building burned quite recently in a lightning-strike fire.... More 

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