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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank Stephanie R
Morro Bay, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank LabmeisterII
Denton, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Tupelo010835
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool old town with lots of history. Not a lot to see, but still worth it. It isn't far off the main road.

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Thank Richard B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looks like there are a few people who still live near the remnants of this town. It's only a five minute drive from the main road and decent for photos. There is a museum but it was closed when we were there.

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Thank DaytonOhioGiy
Fort Worth, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much to see and all the buildings closed off for safety or other reasons. We learned in the local museum in beatty ( which is excellent) that it was built as a con and really it isn't worth the effort or petrol to go out there

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Thank David282xyz
Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cool place to see. The whole time i was scared that somebody will come and kidnap us :) great place to visit just to imagine how it really looked like years ago!

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Thank Marysia B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The amazing part of this town is the feeling that only a few years ago people were here and thriving and whoosh..All gone. Some really cool photo ops.

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Thank 744Dmack744
New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Been looking for a good ghost town to visit. I could have spent a lot more time there. There is a cemetery, general store, bank, railroad station and lots of other ruins and artifacts. If you are in the area I recommend checking out this once thriving town.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

There are a few ruined buildings, that are slightly interesting, but there is not much left of this mining town. Interesting little museum and shop at the entrance, with some modern sculptures.

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