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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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Cool place to stop

We spent about an hour (maybe less) seeing the sights at Rhyolite after a day in Death Valley. I'm not sure it's what I consider a ghost town, but it has some interesting sites... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Germantown, Maryland
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Pahrump, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Glad to see this piece of history being preserved. The Bottle house is amazing, best one we have seen! Train station is in great shape. Lots to explore!

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Germantown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent about an hour (maybe less) seeing the sights at Rhyolite after a day in Death Valley. I'm not sure it's what I consider a ghost town, but it has some interesting sites. You can get a map at the bottle house that provides info about each site. Definitely fun to walk around and take a look - some... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While staying overnight in Beatty Nv we took a ten minute drive away from town to see Rhyolite. It's a nice side trip to see a ghost town and an interesting art exhibit by Belgian artist Albert Szukalski. There are remnants of old buildings from the early1900's. An old miners union hall...the old train depot..gambling halls..and the John S. Cook... More 

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Thank VegasDawg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to explore and photograph. Lots of history here. Not far from Beatty. Be sure to check out the Bottle House and the Goldwell Open Air Museum.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heard about this from a co-worker. It's different because it's not just a few wooden structures. Most of what's left is masonry. Read up on the history before you go. It'll make the trip more interesting.

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Thank NuclearDad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a fun morning seeing the sights at Rhyolite before heading to Death Valley. Pick up a map at the bottle house that provides info about each site. Tiny gift shop on site with old pictures and momentous where we picked up a Rhyolite stone bracelet for $6.00.

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Palm beach gardens
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rhyolite ghost town caught our attention on the way home. I wouldn't really call it a ghost town. There isn't to much exploring since the buildings are gated off for the most part. There's some bizarre artwork which is neat and a train. Sunset would probably be a pretty cool time visit this place

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Thank JessiAnn85
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice little ghost town. It has quite a few quirky attractions, like the old train station and the glass bottle house.

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Morro Bay, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

great early morning light, but too many sites cut off from exploration by fences- the ruins are mostly modern reinforced concrete, and some ground metal corrosion. little sense of 'town'. expected much more.

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Denton, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The last two times I visited Rhyolite all of the buildings were all open. This trip I was disappointed to find that all but a few of the buildings were cordoned off with stout fences. The jail, the "residence" and one of the buildings on the main drag can still be visited up close and personal but the really interesting... More 

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