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Calico [Ghost Town]

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Calico is the tourist-trap ghost town in all of California. Bodie may be well known, but Calico takes the cake on amount of visitors, admission fees, shopping, restaurants, entertainment & tours. Imagine of a Hollywood set with a touch of theme park. Family fun is here! The location is easy to get to - on your way to or from Las Vegas. Weekends can be crowded & best time to visit is morning.
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elevation: 3300' population: 12 zip code: 92398


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San Bernardino County
East of Barstow
off Interstate 15, exit Ghost Town Rd



  • back roads
  • camping
  • hiking
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Mojave National Preserve
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Calico Ghost Town Regional Park
  • Lane House & Museum
  • Yarrow Ravine Rattlesnake Habitat Area
  • calico [ghost town] campgrounds

    Calico Ghost Town Campsites
    BLM Camping Barstow
    Calico KOA Campground
    Mojave Narrows Regional Park
    Owl Canyon Campground BLM
    Kelbaker Road Primitive Camp

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    Ghost town restored in 1951 by Walter Knott (of Knott's BerryFarm fame). Later donated to San Bernardino County in 1966. Cafes, shops, saloon, walking tours. A living museum complete with a school house, train rides & dramatic re-enactments. Perfect family stop. Lots to see, do & learn about for the kids.

    nearby towns:
    local links:

    Calico Town (OPEN 9-5 daily)
    36600 Ghost Town Rd Yermo, CA 92398

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    Mojave Desert RV Camping
    Peggy Sue's 50's Diner
    Kelbaker Road Mojave
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