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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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There are too ghosts!

Stopped in to view the old Ghost town. Love the glass bottle houses. Was around mid day and I was walking around area that was the General Store. Old pickup truck located in back... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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Nashville, Tennessee
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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Keflavik, Iceland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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East Gwillimbury, Canada
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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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Michigan
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We planned a Las Vegas to Death Valley and back day trip and considered the different routes suggested by the National Park Service. The fastest route is 2 hours and the "ghost town" route is 3 hours. There were enough good reviews on tripadvisor that we decided to go and check out the ghost town. The extra hour would have... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Stopped in to view the old Ghost town. Love the glass bottle houses. Was around mid day and I was walking around area that was the General Store. Old pickup truck located in back of store had all doors closed. I was taking some pictures and as I walked around d the truck the doors flew open. Chills and goose... More 

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Alhambra, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Address: Off Highway 374, Death Valley National Park, Beatty, NV 92328
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Beatty

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