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Touristy but Interesting!

On some level this is something of a tourist trap. Calico is an actual ghost town, but it has been... read more

Reviewed December 17, 2018
Bulverde, Texas
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Fantastic visit

We enjoyed our time at Calico, our second time. The first was more realistic but still enjoyablr... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2018
Birkdale, Australia
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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...more
36600 Ghost Town Rd, Yermo, CA 92398-0406
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve driven by the turnoff to Calico at least fifty times and never token it until this July. It certainly would have been a lot cooler had I stopped in November. I am sorry it took me so long to stop; this place is really...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

On some level this is something of a tourist trap. Calico is an actual ghost town, but it has been somewhat Disneylandified. Still, the town has a fascinating history in a part of California that people usually drive through on the way to Las Vegas....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our time at Calico, our second time. The first was more realistic but still enjoyablr. Definately worth a visit

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

This was my third visit to Calico and it seems to be moving more and more into the realms of super natural activity rather than reflecting the character of the old place.Buildings such as the mystery shack would appear to be out of nothing more...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ger w
Reviewed November 29, 2018

More of a themepark than I expected it to be but also more fun. You only need an hour or so there so it's good for a stop-off. Mostly shops and some novelty attractions. There's a wacky house thing that you pay extra for but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018

If you are looking for fancy, this is not the place. It is a replica of a ghost town. There are four original buildings left in use. The town has burned down several times. There is a fee to enter the park, and a fee...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018

Sad. You pay a decent entry fee to just walk through some fake-old buildings, each of which is a shop. Anything (gold panning, a small train that quickly goes through a fake mine, etc.) is to be paid extra. The Starbucks coffee was pretty much...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

If you love history of the old west and a fun day you can't go wrong. This place is located on the side of a mountain, so you will get some exercise also. The realism put into everything really makes this a must stop off...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Thought it would be interesting to stay at a Ghost Town on Halloween. Thankfully it was uneventful. Stayed at the campground. Some sites are better then others. Most of the recreation in the area centers around Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) all of the riders were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank C7712VCpaull
Reviewed November 7, 2018

I was surprised at how neat it actually was... lots of old, historic buildings and replicas, explore a silver mine, ride a short railroad, food not too expensive, free entrance but pay for individual things like railroad, mine, and train. It reminded me of Knott's...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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September 5, 2018|
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Response from Alpha Snaps b | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we were there in July.
July 8, 2018|
Response from DaBeNa |
No. It's about $10 per person. Not worth it at all.
July 8, 2018|
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Response from comento123 | Reviewed this property |
There’s a parking fee, and that includes the town