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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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Worth a quick look if you're passing through town

It's an authentic ghost town, but it's a miscellaneous grouping of ruins. Some signage would be helpful, to provide context what you're looking at. Spend a few minutes, then... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Doug S
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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you don't get out of your car and experience this lovely old abandoned mining town don't bother going. It's definitely worth your time to walk / hike around to understand and appreciate il the history. Wear good shoes with ankle supports as the trails are primitive. Great for all ages, even kids in strollers -- have them run off... More 

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Escondido, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's an authentic ghost town, but it's a miscellaneous grouping of ruins. Some signage would be helpful, to provide context what you're looking at. Spend a few minutes, then head to Death Valley.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As we were in the area rockhounding, a visit to Rhyolite was in order. At one time this was a thriving town. Now a ghost town.

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was somewhat disappointed. Only a few ruins survive. There is no interpretation that tells about some of the interesting pioneers that have lived here, let alone old stores. Not worth a long drive, but worth the few miles from the Beatty-Death Valley highway.

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West Amwell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small abandoned ghost down on the road from Beatty to Death Valley National Park. About 4 Miles/6.5Km out of Beatty on Highway 374. Turn right and drive into town. A few derelict buildings and home sites along with a casino. A few signs with very brief descriptions so you are left on your own to explore. And then there... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rhyolite is a very accessible ghost town. A few buildings in disrepair are visible. Also, a house made of bottles. There is also a bathroom of sorts (no sinks or flushing, but not quite a port a potty). It's fun to see and a quick stop.

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Henrietta, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the way to Death Valley and well worth a stop. (short). It's one of these quirky deasert things you have to see.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this site based on a recommendation from Amina at the Beatty Museum. She provided a good bit of background information which helped immensely with appreciating this ghost town and the adjoining more contemporary gold mine activities.

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Cody, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

Really interesting part of history! Neat sculptures and little museum there to check out more about the art work and history of this town and mine.

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Banning, Ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

A shame that the Government waited until the ruins were vandalized to do something about this problem. Interesting visit to see these ruins. Use care when walking around because of critters that can hurt you and hidden danger. Seem that many places had a basement. Do not drive out into the flats to see unless you have a high clearance... More 

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