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Calico Ghost Town, Yermo

Categories: Ghost Towns, Tourist Spots
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3.3/5 based on 1,200+ 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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  • The visit was very nice, good quality for price ! The town is very nice, well maintained, lots of shops and dining locations. but you have to pay extra for all extra attractions. 
  • Our family really enjoyed our time at Calico Ghost Town. They charge $10 per person to get in and then there is a small fee if you want to do the other attractions. Some folks didn't like this approac...  read more »
  • Calico is a real ancient city from the time of the mines. She is well restored and nice western décor. The buildings are all transformed into tourist shops and offer souvenirs. The visit of the mine is interesting even if it costs $ 5 more than the entry. Do not miss. In comparison to ghost beside Phoenix towns, it has nothing to envy.
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  • 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.
  • Is Calico a nice place? Definitely! Is it worth your time? Not really.. It's fairly nice but really touristy and small.
  • 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.
  • We visited Calico during Calico Civil War Days. The presentation was great and we really enjoyed ourselves. Without the Civil War traction I'm not sure how much Calico Ghost Town has to offer. There are a few quaint shops and not enough eateries. Still if you have visited it is interesting and something to do with the kids.
  • This place was actually kind of cool, but it has turned into such a tourist trap! When my friend told me we were going to a ghost town, I was expecting abandoned houses, dirt roads and maybe a tumbleweed. Just kidding on the tumbleweed part. If you like history, this is a good place to come to - they have a civil war reenactment, "gold mining", gold mining tour, a saloon, people dressed up as if it was the 1800s, etc. What I though was really cool was that you can actually camp there in the the tents that they set up with only things they had in the 1800s. Other than that, everything just costed money to do/see. Overall, it was interesting to see, but it's one of those places you only have to come to once to check out.
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