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Address: Off Highway 374, Death Valley National Park, Beatty, NV 92328
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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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Spooky!

Not in a haunted way but in an eerie sort of way! The shells of several buildings are there to observe. Walking through them is not permitted - plus there are several warnings of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
TravelinJoe47
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Massachusetts
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Wakefield, NE
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52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We pulled in thinking this was going to be kind of boring but it is far from that. Get out and walk around this historic old town. Once we read the history on it and how fast this town came to be during the gold rush days. You can look around and see of the mining stations back in the... More 

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Thank Denise S
Apple Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were traveling through Death Valley and spotted this on the map near Beatty. We like to explore old Gold Rush type Ghost towns (Bodie is the best) and Rhyolite had enough standing buildings and ruins of buildings to definitely stimulate the imagination. -Managed by the BLM and a few locals, it was free to come and see, with dozens... More 

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Thank Bryce K
Big Bear Region, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this place really takes u back in time. i love how free u feel here. if u drive threw beatty check this place out.

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Massachusetts
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167 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not in a haunted way but in an eerie sort of way! The shells of several buildings are there to observe. Walking through them is not permitted - plus there are several warnings of rattlesnakes in the area. If you go stop at the Goldwell Open Air Museum on the way in!

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Thank TravelinJoe47
Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great stop along the way to DV. This once booming town is no longer. Stop at the bottle house to sign in and get a map for a driving tour. Great old train station still standing and in fairly good condition. Picnic area and restrooms are available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Amazing Nevada gold mine history here. A town of 50 thousand one day and empty the next. Read up on this town before arriving as there is not much info there. Great photo opportunities ..

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Thank Les W
Fort Benton, MT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Rhyolite Nevada is a ghost town. 1902. Today you can find several remnants of Rhyolite’s glory days. Some of the walls of the 3 story bank building are still standing, as is part of the old jail. The train depot (privately owned) is one of the few complete buildings left in the town, as is the Bottle House. The Bottle... More 

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Thank KulKat5
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We stopped here on the way to Death Valley from Beatty. It's a great little place to stop with a lot to see and plenty of picture opportunities!

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Leesburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This "town" has a history of a big scam to get people to move there. The gold mine did not produce much and the town died leaving behind some interesting "ruins" including the railroad station where investors would disembark for their tour of the area. A few people still live in the area so there is traffic in and out.... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We love viewing towns of the good old days and Rhyolite has been one of them. Today there isn't much left of this old boom town, once the gold was gone so were the people. It still has Tom Kelly's bottle house and the Railway Station/Casino that is still in pretty good shape due to restoration and protection.The other buildings... More 

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