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Calico Ghost Town, Yermo

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Ghost Town Tourist Spot
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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  • A great stop off on the road, we got meet by the Marshall Okay, very accessible but there's a slope going upwards to the top of the town. This is a old silver town with original building a small mine ...  more »
  • When visiting this place you feel like you are back in time, It also has a RailRoad in the town. It has buildings you can walk through that are off the wall  more »
  • A bit of history, within a small mining town. Interesting but a bit of a tourist trap. I enjoyed the history and kept wondering how people ended up there. It's in the desert so it can be hot. Be sure ...  more »