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Calico Early Man Site

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Alternate Archeology

Having passed the "Calico Early Man Site" sign a number of times while traveling the I-15, my... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2016
San Diego
Come and dig!

This is an active archaeological dig site. The digs are on the first weekend of every month. But... read more

Reviewed March 2, 2016
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May 8, 2018
Jul 23, 2016
“Alternate Archeology”
Some of the oldest human artifacts in the Americas have been found at the Calico site.
Minneola Rd, Yermo, CA
+1 760-252-6000
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

Would have been cool, but the site is closed. We asked about it in town, there are still signs up on the highway (don't be misled). Maybe this should be removed from TripAdvisor?

4  Thank Kristine C
Reviewed July 23, 2016

Having passed the "Calico Early Man Site" sign a number of times while traveling the I-15, my brother and I decided that on this trip we would stop in and check it out. As we were the only visitors that morning, we were able to...More

5  Thank Pentaxian
Reviewed March 2, 2016

This is an active archaeological dig site. The digs are on the first weekend of every month. But you can always just pop in and walk around and see what exciting things they are pulling out of the ground. I would recommend taking a higher...More

2  Thank Monkebones
Reviewed February 20, 2016

One of the reasons we came to Barstow, did not disappoint! Now open on Saturday only 9-4, this is Feb 2016, wonderful Volunteer Chris greeted us, there is a self guided tour through the dig. Dr Leaky of the African early man site was a...More

2  Thank Beachglass1006
Reviewed November 26, 2015

Really wanted to see this but it was not open. The biggest disappointment was the website quoted time it was open as did the signage along the road. The folks at the Desert Discovery Center in Barstow recommended this attraction. They were not aware it...More

1  Thank OurWanderingCasa
Reviewed December 26, 2013

Had to stop, easy side trip to see a place where humans stopped to create hunting tools from the stones found in the area. Donations to maintain, excellent docent and bonus, Dr. Leakey (famous archeologist just so you know) once ran the dig site. Largest,...More

5  Thank marvin67
Reviewed August 22, 2013

I live close to this site and drove out one day. after reaching the end of the road. It looked like the geriatric club was having a meeting, and I'm almost sixty. I got out of the car and a guy with no shirt and...More

Reviewed April 25, 2013

This is a nice place to go and experience the tourist of the old time mining places, they have a lot of nice things to see and explore while your there. Great place to take pictures...

2  Thank Juana R
Reviewed May 9, 2012

WE were there about two years ago. We found this to be most interesting in a couple of ways. First because of the knoledge of the man in the office who shared a lot of information with us, and second because it is so non...More

1  Thank James S
Reviewed April 2, 2012

Interesting to anyone intersted in early man tool findings. Nice that its a self guided hike to the digs but its very basic.

1  Thank Brenda G
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