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Address: 36600 Ghost Town Rd, Yermo, CA 92398-0406
Phone Number: +1 760-254-2122
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Visitors from around the world come to Calico each year to experience a...

Visitors from around the world come to Calico each year to experience a real ghost town originally settled in the 1880s.A hive of activity for the adventurous at heart - the park hosts the Mystery Shack- a crooked house where water runs uphill, two museums, narrow-gauge train rides and gold panning.Calico was founded during California’s largest silver strike. The town thrived for 12 years, until the price of silver plunged and mining operations ceased. By 1907, residents had moved away, leaving Calico to the tumbleweeds and spirits.Amenities include group and RV camping, mountain bike trails and off-road vehicle areas, fourteen shops, three restaurants, cabins and bunkhouses. Special events are held year-round, including Civil War re-enactments in February, Spring Festival featuring Americana music, the Calico Days Festival when the town’s rich mining history is celebrated with a burro race, miner’s triathlon, music and more, and let’s not overlook the ever-popular Halloween Ghost Haunt in October. The desert park is just a few miles north of Barstow, and minutes offInterstate 15. Calico Ghost Town is a great place to get a bite to eat and do a little shopping if you’re traveling between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

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Surprisingly Built-Out Attraction

We stopped by the ghost town to break up our drive to the Grand Canyon from CA and were pleasantly surprised at how large of an attraction this was. The best part of the visit was... read more

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San Francisco, California
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43 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped by the ghost town to break up our drive to the Grand Canyon from CA and were pleasantly surprised at how large of an attraction this was. The best part of the visit was actually going into one of the mines. A definite must if you stop in. There were a lot of gift shops and dining areas... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really interesting place if you concider that people was really living and working here. Worth a quick stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Brilliantly preserved old silver mining town complete with Saloon, canteen, Sheriff's office and Jailhouse. There are old silver mine workings and machinery and a steam train. The whole town is steeped in history, very picturesque and interesting well worth a visit.

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Mobile, AL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We accidentally came across Calico on our way back to Vegas from Barstow; we were looking for a souvenir shop. Had to call them for directions because the gps was wrong, but it was easy find. The $8 adult entrance fee is very reasonable for all of the things to see and do. Our teenagers had tons of fun taking... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Calico is a great way to spend a day. You can see the whole town in a day and enjoy it. This area was known for silver mines, and Calico was one of the towns that sprang up due to the silver mining. This is a restored mining town (twice there was a fire that destroyed the original buildings) and... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on our way back from Vegas to San Diego. The town was so much bigger than we thought and what a lot to see. Definitely worth a visit for people of all ages. Shops and all sorts there. So glad we decided to stop and got some brilliant photos too.

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Groton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just up a road from Peggy Sue's Diner is an old ghost town. There are signs leading the way.Make sure you bring a camera the scenery is quite nice all around, for the Holloween season they had all kinds of spookey characters: witches, ghosts, an invisable horse driving a wagon with a coffin, also aliens! There's a General Country store,... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The facilities are well kept and maintained. The story is very interesting as is walking though the mines. Be sure to check out the massive silver deposit that is worth quite a few million dollars.

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Redondo Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a replica of the town of Calico that was a bustling silver mining town in the late 1800s. Walter Knott, who built Knott's Berry Farm also built ithis, so it is a bit commercial. Still it is fun for kids to see what life was like in the late 1800s. There are some attractions like the short railroad... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This ghost town is out in the middle of nowhere and of course has a very interesting landscape. Plan on several hours and try to do it when it's not so hot because it requires a lot of walking and climbing.

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