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Calico Ghost Town

36600 Ghost Town Rd, Yermo, CA 92398-0406
+1 760-254-2122
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Our favorite Ghost Town

We've been here many times in the past. And we've gone there once again on June 13,2017. Cute... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
On the road

A great stop off on the road, we got meet by the Marshall Okay, very accessible but there's a slope... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Edward J
Littlehampton, England, United Kingdom
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Visitors from around the world come to Calico each year to experience a real ghost town originally settled in the 1880s.A hive of activity for the adventurous at heart - the park hosts the Mystery Shack- a crooked house where water runs uphill, two museums, narrow-gauge train rides and gold panning.Calico was founded during California’s largest silver strike. The town thrived for 12 years, until the price of silver plunged and mining operations ceased. By 1907, residents had moved away, leaving Calico to the tumbleweeds and spirits.Amenities include group and RV camping, mountain bike trails and off-road vehicle areas, fourteen shops, three restaurants, cabins and bunkhouses. Special events are held year-round, including Civil War re-enactments in February, Spring Festival featuring Americana music, the Calico Days Festival when the town’s rich mining history is celebrated with a burro race, miner’s triathlon, music and more, and let’s not overlook the ever-popular Halloween Ghost Haunt in October. The desert park is just a few miles north of Barstow, and minutes offInterstate 15. Calico Ghost Town is a great place to get a bite to eat and do a little shopping if you’re traveling between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
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36600 Ghost Town Rd, Yermo, CA 92398-0406
+1 760-254-2122
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We've been here many times in the past. And we've gone there once again on June 13,2017. Cute little shops. You do have to pay extra for the train ride or mine tour. It's interesting to see the old buildings & museums. Only problem we...More

Thank Muzzysgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great stop off on the road, we got meet by the Marshall Okay, very accessible but there's a slope going upwards to the top of the town. This is a old silver town with original building a small mine to visit and a little...More

2  Thank Edward J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When visiting this place you feel like you are back in time, It also has a RailRoad in the town. It has buildings you can walk through that are off the wall

Thank Calizona63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bit of history, within a small mining town. Interesting but a bit of a tourist trap. I enjoyed the history and kept wondering how people ended up there. It's in the desert so it can be hot. Be sure to wear good shoes as...More

1  Thank kathiev_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

while driving by countless of times past the Calico Ghost town sign off the 15 fwy we decided to stop by and take a look see and we sure were glad we did!!! It' a cool place to see some of the remaining old buildings...More

Thank 777JeffA777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had been to Calico in September/October of 2016 during Calico Days, and were less than impressed. A friend of mine suggested we try again today, and I'm glad we decided to go. We arrived at the park at around 9 a.m., or a little...More

1  Thank Sytsirhc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fun experience. Definitely a must if in the area. We were there for about 3 hours and took the tours. Calico has a similar house like the Mystery Spot in Big Sur, I think in Calico its called the Magic Spot. You...More

1  Thank Gracielame
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

well it was awsome and great and fun they had great show had a great time with the gost tor our torest was briget

Thank Gwendalin L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our day at calico ghost town. We visited in May and so it wasn't too busy. The entry fee to get in (about 15 dollars for a couple) seems reasonable and then you can choose how much you want to spend when you...More

2  Thank Lizzie W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the day, learning the history of the town. Lots of areas to sit and people watch. Fun for the kids.

Thank Hylianknight
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How is the road going in there at the moment?
22 February 2017|
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Response from Robin W | Reviewed this property |
When I drove it the road was fine...paved all the way.
Sandi W
what are the hours
16 August 2016|
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Response from buzz7406 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I missed your question It opens at 9am , the coaches started arriving around 10am and filled up pretty quick Advise get there early
Andrean M
I was in Calico on Presidents Day and my child wanted a rock / mineral from R & D Fossils and Minerals. We ended up leaving before she got the goldstone she wanted. How can we get in contact with R & D Fossils and Minerals?
18 February 2016|
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Response from Donald S | Reviewed this property |
They do have a website. You could try that. It seems like there should be a phone number on it that you could call.