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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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Ghost town

Not much left, but worth the visit. It's hard to imagine this place had a population of 8000 and was the largest population center for many years at the turn of the 20th century.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Hoodsport, Washington
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Alhambra, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We were on our way to Scotty's Castle in Death Valley so we stopped. There is a museum of sorts, but overall there is not much left of the town even though it died in 1920. Apparently, Beatty people dismantled a most of the buildings and took them to Beatty which is just down the road. And, by the way,... More 

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Nine Mile Falls, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The remnants of this ghost town and the interpretive signs allow you to imagine life was there at it zenith. Good photo ops, especially in the evening.

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Hoodsport, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Not much left, but worth the visit. It's hard to imagine this place had a population of 8000 and was the largest population center for many years at the turn of the 20th century.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Read the history of Rhyolite before visiting, it make the visit 100 times more interesting. Creepy statues of the last supper stood in the front, although it says last populated in 1924, the statues look very modern and well maintained. Old structures of what use to be a school and bank still stand. An old Casino is still intact with... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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79 reviews 79 reviews
45 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Just off the highway right before you enter Death Valley from Beatty, NV. Since it is free and right off the road I would recommend. There is no need to spend more than 10 minutes here. Just good for a few photos. Goldwell Open Air Museum 100 yards away much more interesting.

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Port Angeles, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Not as I would have expected of a place advertised as a "ghost town". It was from the modern era and, although interesting, I was disappointed due to my expectations. A large field of debris, including rusted cans, wire and broken bottles was labeled as an archaeology site but the sign was not noticeable until we had already passed through,... More 

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Roseville, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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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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
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14 helpful votes 14 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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