Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, Austin

#23 of 34 in Nature in Nevada
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  • The mining ghost town is cool, but pretty small. The plus side is you may be alone and get to experience the silence and isolation these miners had to endure. The fossil house is also cool, and the fa...  more »
  • One of a kind place that rock/fossils hounds must see. Check the days of the tours, or you may end up just wandering around. The ranger is outstanding.  more »
  • The so-called entrance fee is actually a daily use fee. You have to pay it every day, even if you enter only once, and stay for a few days. There is also a charge for the fossil house tour. And one fo...  more »
  • Great display here of bones in situ. Very nice and knowledgeable staff you give you a great tour for 5 bucks. Camping spots good here too. Great drive in to the place over basin and range geology. Love Nevada.
  • 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!

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