Calico Ghost Town, Yermo

2.7
#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. Plan to visit Calico Ghost Town during your Yermo vacation using our convenient Yermo itinerary builder.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Wow, got a good realization how tough a prospectors life was. On our visit it was 100 in the shade, although uncomfortable heat it made the visit more authentic. We were surprised how many other visit...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    For only 8 USD each, you can visit this very old city. It's amazing to spend time there. You can see the school, houses, train, mines... shops are really nice  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    City to use is consumption of tourists, but without a doubt brings in the last century and for lovers of westerns, there's nothing better. Worth it if you are going to Los Angeles to make us a visit which were dedicated to him an hour is spent well.
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