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Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, Austin

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  • Over 110 years ago, brave miners and laborers lived here. It is still very far from anywhere. It looks about the same for all these years. Travel slowly for five minutes on dirt road to see it. Native...  more »
  • I didn't go on the ichthyosaur tour because they don't start until Memorial day. But there are windows to look through. And trails. The Ghost town is cool and still has a lot of the mining equipment a...  more »
  • My partner and I stumbled upon this whilst on a road trip. Berlin is a ghost town tied by terrain to its closest neighbour, an ichthyosaurs fossil site. Located near the geographic centre of Nevada. T...  more »
  • Fun and educational place to hang for a day. Both the ghost town (Berlin) and the dinosaur museum (ichthyosaur) are worth spending time at. The ranger was knowledgeable answering questions and explaining what we were seeing.
  • Excellent day trip. In the middle of nowhere, so bring picnic lunch. Great places for a picnic lunch. A lot of photography opportunities. A visit you will always remember.
  • We drove down from Fallon to here, and we had a really nice time. One of the best preserved ghost towns in the west.
  • This park has a huge ichthyosaur fossil housed in a small building. The ranger talk that's given is quite interesting. They have a small gift store too. The mining ghost town is evocative and you can really feel the isolation being surrounded by pretty much nothing. The campground is nice, with protected sites , picnic tables and such. Small scorpions too, so watch out!
  • Great for day hikes or camping, picnic tables, trash cans, and small from areas provided. Beautiful desert scenery and lots of wildlife. Bring your own supplies because you're really in the middle of nowhere.