Calico Ghost Town, Yermo

Get a taste of life on the frontier and camp under the stars at Calico Ghost Town. The town was once a bustling silver mining community with more than 1,000 residents, 500 mines, a school, and a post office. When silver prices dropped near the end of the 19th century, the miners started leaving, and soon the town was completely abandoned. Today, you can tour the buildings--fully restored to match their 1880s' heyday--go on a horseback ride, hear the stories of the town's past, or grab a spot at a nearby camping site. You'll be in the desert heat, so be sure to bring sunscreen and plenty of water. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Yermo holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Calico Ghost Town and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • 8 Bucks to get in per person. Little to learn about the history of it all. Good amount of tourist shops. They had a train ride around the area and a tour guide.  more »
  • Fantastic place.. worth the ride to see. Lots of fun things shops just a great fun place.. great for kids. And big kids like us 50 something's Only one thing this visit the sheriff was not...  more »
  • We had a great time walking through the town. There are places to climb and great views. Admission is reasonable. Sarsaparilla is good. There was a staged gunfight on the street. The young man in the....  more »
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  • LOVE CALICO GHOST TOWN. Ive been coming here for 25 years. I used to be stationed near by and i would take people here who visited me. A lot has changed with the ghost town over the years actually. I think its probably for the better. It has a much more fun feel to it. Last year I brought about 30 people up here on a motorcycle ride. We ate at the restaurant. Everyone had a blast and then we took a nice group picture at the end in the Photo Saloon. Fun times. This place is great for families
  • Me and my 16 year old son had a blast there. Cozy cabins kept us cool in 104 degree and the night ghost tour with Maggie's mine was the best. Real friendly people . The best was the mystery shack that guy had us laughing so much good times great memories.
  • If you're passing through on your way to or from some where, then stop by it's about an hour or so stay. Nice pan for gold station for $3 and a tour down a mine tunnel for $3. A train ride and of course a handful of craft and souvenirs shops. I didn't try the tunnel..was too hot but the beer garden looked inviting. It is just too hot to do much.
  • I had a great time here, every time I go. It may be a small ghost town but there are a lot of things to see and do. The mystery shack made me nauseated, but I still enjoyed walking through with the tour guides. They are great at their jobs and very pleasant to listen to. The first time I had gone, my 4 yr was entertained for 3hrs. Definitely a plus!
  • Real cute little town to visit with a young family. Many activities and shops. I wish they don't change tickets and support it with parking fees and merchandise sales. Also don't go during the heat of the summer. It's too hot to be enjoyable.

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