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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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  • Average26%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Off Highway 374, Death Valley National Park, Beatty, NV 92328
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drive here from Vegas for something different to do. It is a long drive that gets boring pretty quickly. There is not a whole lot to see in Rhyolite. The art installations are cool but there's probably about 20 mins worth of entertainment here.

Thank LisaMCandJimPR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rhyolite is a neat ghost town. It is not large, but it is easily accessible while visiting Death Valley. There are some old buildings on some state of disrepair, which is charming. There is also a house made from glass bottles, which is very unique....More

Thank kostyalevin
Reviewed May 14, 2017

Driving out of Death Valley National Park on the road to Beatty, Nevada is the great little ghost town of Ryolite. This is the rusting, falling over carcass of an old thriving mining town. Get off the road and drive up the hill to the...More

1  Thank SantaFeDiva
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

Stop here on the way to Death Valley California, I wanted to see the remains of the old town of Rhyolite and take some pictures. There's a house built out of bottles as well and a train caboose too.

1  Thank Tim E
Reviewed April 23, 2017

Seeing this old ghost town in Nevada is worth a detour. It is fun to contemplate the old West, its banks, homes, and showdowns. Rhyolite brings this all to mind.

1  Thank Tmary2014
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

Rhyolite is easily accessible and a mile and a half from Nevada highway 374 and about 4 miles outside of Beatty, Nevada. Unfortunately many of the attraction that make Rhyolite a nice ghost town to visit make it difficult to photograph. The old railway station...More

Thank phil77rws
Reviewed April 22, 2017

Excellently preserved and historically significant Ghost Town in the Death Valley region. Many of the noteworthy structures remain to tell the story of a once bustling, energetic town at its peak in the gold rush days. An easily accessible, must see attraction when in the...More

1  Thank mtangeles
Reviewed April 20, 2017

Interesting that this sizeable town has gone. Weird in a cool way, in the desert, set in the hills, near Beatty. Not far from the road. Don't miss if you visit Death Valley.

Thank HarryYoung
Reviewed April 20, 2017

Rhyolite was not the ghost town I expected it to be but never the less it was an interesiting visit.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed April 14, 2017

Had to kill a few hours before our hotel room was ready so opted to check this out. Was a terrific way to spend a few hours, let the dog out to walk and stretch our legs after driving all day. We even saw wild...More

1  Thank laurie a
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Is there anywhere near by to have lunch?
January 29, 2017|
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Response from Long-Rider53 | Reviewed this property |
Rhyolite is a Ghost Town, in ruins. Stagecoach Inn & Casino In Beatty just down the road, has a Dennys. Other restaurants are along the way.
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