Calico Ghost Town, Yermo

2.6
#3 of 19 in Historic Sites in California Desert
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. Put Calico Ghost Town into our Yermo trip itinerary maker website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We decided to do day trip to Calico as we had not been there for years. We paid extra for the activities. For $7.50 you were able to pan for gold, do the mining tour and mystery shack. For another $5 ...  more »
  • To us this resort is loved! Obvious ... a bit pricey admission ($ 9) but it was low season and enjoyed ourselves COS we were really in a few patrons in this ghost town! The train is very dear for 25 minute ride (this would avoid him) but wander through the remains of this ancient mining village it is worth. Stop by to let you two photos in black and white!
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  • An open-air museum. From the road a little to the side, so we must turn to celebrate on the map, or else slip by. Here was a mining village, his school and Church, Sheriff's House, and Firehouse. Even his workshop. And there are rail locomotive, on which you can ride. Consider the weather, it's all the same desert.
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