Calico Ghost Town, Yermo

2.6
#3 of 11 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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  • Very well kept old western ghost town. Check out the railroad and explore a mine. Lots of great little shops with unique items for sale. The restaurant is really good as well.  more »
  • This historic silver mining town was mostly a pile of adobe brick rubble and weathered boards when my sisters and I visited it back in the 60's with our history buff father. Thanks to the vision of Wa...  more »
  • It's a small town recreates, almost nothing authentic but it's still very nice to see because it's very well done, scenery is there. This place allows to see the lifestyle of these people by a huge heat. The small church/school remember of course that of "the little house on the prairie". Provide fresh water, because it is very hot. However, the price is a bit expensive but it is of the world, it works.
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