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There on Halloween

Thought it would be interesting to stay at a Ghost Town on Halloween. Thankfully it was uneventful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Paul L
Whitefish, Montana
via mobile
Good, clean historic fun with young kids! Except Halloween decor ruined it.

I was surprised at how neat it actually was... lots of old, historic buildings and replicas... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Visitors from around the world come to Calico each year to experience a real ghost town originally settled in the 1880s.A hive of activity for the adventurous at heart - the park hosts the Mystery Shack- a crooked house where water runs uphill, two...more
36600 Ghost Town Rd, Yermo, CA 92398-0406
+1 760-254-2122
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Yermo
from US$25.95
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 December 2005

We visited here in August 2005 and found the place using comments from other TripAdvisor contributors. If you are close to Barstow make the diversion as its worth the trip. Our visit was on an incredibly hot day and we used the cover of the...More

17  Thank WidleyTraveller
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 15 November 2011

WHY do I go to calico? Camping and off roading with family from California because it is 1/2 way between Las Vegas and our family in Calif....good middle place for OHV fun for a few days each year.... 28bucks for camping with power...near the cabins...More

9  Thank Vegasphotoman1
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If you love history of the old west and a fun day you can't go wrong. This place is located on the side of a mountain, so you will get some exercise also. The realism put into everything really makes this a must stop off...More

Thank Lloyd L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thought it would be interesting to stay at a Ghost Town on Halloween. Thankfully it was uneventful. Stayed at the campground. Some sites are better then others. Most of the recreation in the area centers around Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) all of the riders were...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was surprised at how neat it actually was... lots of old, historic buildings and replicas, explore a silver mine, ride a short railroad, food not too expensive, free entrance but pay for individual things like railroad, mine, and train. It reminded me of Knott's...More

Thank M H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way home from California. Its just outside of Barstow California. We expected to stay 30 minutes tops. We figured it didn't have too much to do. We ended up staying 3 hours and could have stayed longer.. The kids (7,...More

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is like walking back in time to the wild west, and then you notice the tarmac on the floor! Shame as it spoils the effect but then I suppose it would be awfully dusty otherwise. We spent a hour or so here and had...More

Thank toddlerpants
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After seeing the impressive ghost town of Ryolite, we decided to visit Calico as well. What a disappointment! You pay 15 dollar each to visit a set of tacky gift shops, which have been built in a sort of gold rush fashion. Maybe it was...More

Thank keistad2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a break whilst driving to LA, we didn’t pay to get in, didn’t see anyone to give money to so we parked up & walked into town. It’s not a big place but does give you some idea of what it...More

2  Thank Sandie-mitch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was an enjoyable visit. We went as a couple and felt that it was more geared up for families. Coming from England the silver mining was of interest. We would have liked to see more reading material detailing the history. Definitely a fun place...More

1  Thank Robert H
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We were driving from LA to Vegas and saw the name Calico on the hillside. We got off at the next exit and backtracked. We had a nice time: cute shops, train ride, mine walking tour, Not expensive; family atmosphere.

1  Thank JoEllen B
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

If you enjoy historical sites this is a great place to visit! We camped for two nights which allowed us free entrance into the old mining town of Calico. There are three attractions to see, the Mystery House, the Mine Ride, and Silver Mine. Each...More

2  Thank Jackie S
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6 September 2018|
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Response from Thomas L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we were there in the August.
9 July 2018|
Response from DaBeNa |
No. It's about $10 per person. Not worth it at all.
9 July 2018|
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Response from comento123 | Reviewed this property |
There’s a parking fee, and that includes the town