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Address: Off Highway 374, Death Valley National Park, Beatty, NV 92328

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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some ruins with a history

not so great when compared to other places in Death valley. You are passing by it you can visit it and spend few minutes of your time to see it.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There you can find just traces of a village - basically foundations of buildings that were some houses in the past and some of them have marks what they were those times.

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Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

not so great when compared to other places in Death valley. You are passing by it you can visit it and spend few minutes of your time to see it.

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Healdsburg, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful ghost town in the high desert you can feel the history in the icy winds (winter), lots of heart here.

Thank john_northbay
Menlo Park, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here several times to share Rhyolite with friends. Ghost towns are usually a collection of deserted wooden shacks. This is quite different. You see several two story masonry and concrete buildings. This was as substantial town. Now dead. Well worth the visit.

1 Thank arntrip
Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in Death valley take a detour here. The buildings that still remain standing are limited.

1 Thank Jennifer W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We'd spent the whole day traveling through Death Valley and was hoping we'd have enough time to visit Rhyolite as it was to be our last place of call before heading to bishop. I'm so glad we found time, it's a fascinating place. It's sign posted from the main road and is just a few miles outside Beatty .if you... More 

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Coimbra, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We visited Rhyolite in sunset so it looked like a really ghost town. I'm sad that we didn't spend more time there but it was getting really dark and there was no one in sight, but it looks like it worths the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

This place is the projected image of the experience you will have if visiting nearby Beatty, not welcoming, different, and freaky, it will not leave you indifferent, one way or the other.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Definitely worth stopping by if you are in the Death Valley area. I have read the reviews of disappointment from other visitors. Personally, I found it interesting. Rhyolite has more ruins still standing compared to other "ghost towns" that I have visited. Of course, not a tremendous amount of buildings. However, this is a ghost town. Ruins crumble and fall... More 

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

At one point Rhyolite, NV, located in the Bullfrog Hills, became a thriving town with thousands of bustling residents working in the midst of a gold rush. It had much going for it, until the bust came around. I was here during the best of times, and the rainiest of times. Best to go when dry. Probably I have been... More 

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