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Calico Ghost Town, Yermo

(3.3/5 based on 1,300 reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit Calico Ghost Town during your Yermo vacation using our convenient Yermo itinerary builder.
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  • After visiting Bodie located in the middle of nowhere in the North, the town of Calico is disappointing. Rebuilt and full of tourist shops. That said the side western is nice. Visited a Sunday afternoon of July he was frankly no big world
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  • When I take the families of Los Angeles to Las Vegas a number obrigatorias would be Calico Ghost Town An 1886 Silver Mine preserved with several rides photos, take luck takes a Wild West show on the streets of the city! Pretty cool and well visited Recommend!!
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  • Calico Ghost Town is more of a ghost town attraction/theme park than a real ghost town. If you're expecting an authentic ghost town like Bodie you'll badly disappointing. But it's not all bad. It's st...  more »
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  • Touristy, but very fun experience for adults or kids. Grab a beer and walk around, be ready to spend some bucks and enjoy yourself. Yes, adults can ride little trains, visit candy shops and pump quarters into kitschy machines that have dancing puppets inside. It's just a good way to take a break when you're all the way out to Calico. Stretch your legs and have a sense of humor about it. The historical value is entertaining as well.
  • Plan to spend some time and a bit of money here. The kids had a blast in the mine, on the Mystery Shack tour, and panning for gold. The restaurant there was even pretty good. A great pit stop on our vacation route.
  • Historic spot with a good 3+ hours of activity for the entire family. Buy the package deal, it's worth it. Don't expect the train ride to last for a long time. It's only about ten minutes long. The mine is pretty cool. The mystery house is fantastic and it's host is hilarious. Nothing but good times when you are there. Be warned, though, I it gets extremely hot up there. Go in comfortable and cool clothing. Bring the family and make new memories.
  • Is Calico a nice place? Definitely! Is it worth your time? Not really.. It's fairly nice but really touristy and small.
  • Very nice preserved, clean, fun place. Kids loved it and definitely planing on syoping here again next drive to vegas.