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Calico Ghost Town

36600 Ghost Town Rd, Yermo, CA 92398-0406
+1 760-254-2122
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Great daily get away

Calico is definitely a fun day get away. I habe not had the chance to camp there yet,but i bet that... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Riverside, California
via mobile
Lots of little shops

Love the history here, and the shops. Our favorite is the quilting goods shop. Would recommend... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Clear Lake, Iowa
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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 4 days ago via mobile

Calico is definitely a fun day get away. I habe not had the chance to camp there yet,but i bet that is fun. Calico is small, but they do have a few things to do. There is the Maggie mine, train ride,shops,saloon. Calico has great...More

Thank 246brandonr
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love the history here, and the shops. Our favorite is the quilting goods shop. Would recommend wearing good walking shoes!

Thank B902
Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting attraction and certainly worth a visit, particularly if you are a history buff. Individual buildings are well presented and restored although on the day of our visit most of the staff appeared to be bored and lacking in enthusiasm. Entry price is $8...More

Thank Traveller839
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As planned,we took a detour on our trip from Barstow to Las Vegas to see this place, It is a restored well kept and maintained old mining town,which have been renovated,everything was very modern just made to look authentic,and feature tourist shops,lot of gift stores,...More

Thank Ghaith391
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were advised to stop here on way to Vegas and it was worth the stop. It costs $8 per adult to get in and then there are some extra charges once inside for example the train ride is $4.50. It is an old mining...More

Thank ellechelle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How America must have been at one time. Interesting town, fabulous position, ate in the restaurant which was ok , a smile would have been good. Lots of notes about not touching stuff in the stores. All in all, interesting and worth a visit

1  Thank roxydog6871
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little stop on the way to Vegas, not far from Peggy Sue's diner so you can get some food then visit.

1  Thank Jason G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked our RV spot just to go somewhere close to home. I noticed that the 51st annual Calico Days were going on that weekend!BONUS!!! I then looked on YouTube for any video of the area and discovered that they have an offroad trail right...More

Thank drdreyno
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charming fully restored little silver mine in California. Just walk around and enjoy the long past era of the past. Imagine what life could have been in the late 1890's!

Thank Zsolt N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very quaint and historical and busy. We were part of a tour and along with many other tourists enjoyed the costumed clad figures the old town and although hot there was a nice breeze. Enjoyed the best fish and chips outside of the UK !...More

Thank Ren264
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26 September 2017|
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Response from lwew | Reviewed this property |
There's a train ride and mine tour which cost extra on top of the entrance fee. (We didn't do them). Other than that, you can walk around, have a picnic, visit the stores. It's not that exciting and I agree with the comments... More
26 September 2017|
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Response from Tricia B | Reviewed this property |
There is a train ride and a mine to go in to. We got there after the train ride was done on a 109 degree day. A lot of scenic photo ops and if you tour the area back towards Barstow, there is a train museum and Route 66... More
23 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.