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town.calico [ghost town]

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.

calico [ghost town], California

elevation: 3300'
population: 12
zip code: 92398


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Calico [Ghost Town]

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


Calico [Ghost Town]



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

    parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Mojave National Preserve
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Calico Ghost Town Regional Park
  • Lane House & Museum
  • Yarrow Ravine Rattlesnake Habitat Area
  • description:
    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
    nearby towns:

    Calico Ghost Town (Overlook)
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