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Calico Ghost Town

36600 Ghost Town Road, Yermo, California 92398 USA

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Closed Now
Opens Sat 9a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Not Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
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“A ghost town with food & camping!”

Calico is an old West mining town that has been around since  1881 during the largest silver strike in California.  With its 500 mines, Calico produced over $20 million in silver ore over a 12-year span.  When silver lost its value in the mid-1890's, Calico lost its population.  The miner's packed up, loaded their mules and moved away abandoning the town that once gave them a good living.  It became a "ghost town."  Walter Knott purchased Calico in the 1950's architecturally restoring all but the five original buildings to look as they did in the 1880's.  Calico received State Historical Landmark 782 and in 2005 was proclaimed by then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to be California's Silver Rush Ghost Town. 

Today Calico is part of the San Bernardino County Regional Parks system visited by people from around the country and all over the world.  The park  offers visitors an opportunity to share in its rich history and enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding desert environment.  Along with its  history and attractions, Calico Ghost Town has shops, restaurants and offers camping and outdoor recreation not available at most of our other park facilities. 

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Reviewed by
yermakova

  • 2 Reviews
  • 13 Helpful
January 8, 2014

Costs 8 dollars per adult and 6 dollars for youth

12 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
James Fisher

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  • 481 Reviews
  • 348 Helpful
February 21, 2013

Interesting, but not a realy 'ghost town' in the true sense of the word. This is very much a tourist attraction.

12 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
wbart72

  • 9 Reviews
  • 10 Helpful
July 4, 2014

The campground was clean, some of the shower heads were broken and couldn't be hung on the wall. We didn't really like the location (read "the desert") but that's not the fault of the campground!

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Eddieb

  • 1 Review
  • 3 Helpful
March 10, 2014

Tourist trap...not worth it!

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
purrfectfire

  • 8 Reviews
  • 10 Helpful
September 17, 2014

Nice attraction, Shame you pay entrance and than some more for attractions. Still great fun and a pretty sight. Good entertainment staff.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
wbart72

  • 9 Reviews
  • 10 Helpful
July 4, 2014

I forgot to mention.....be sure you have quarters if you want to take a shower!

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
NoraCalugas

  • 4 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
January 22, 2016

Looks spooky, a set for twilight zone

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
MikeAviles

  • 4 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
May 19, 2015

It's nice to walk around and see some old looking things. It's neat, very touristy. The people were nice. We have a small dog and he got to wander around with us-- there's a shop there that even has a watering spot for pets. We saw a train that went around on some tracks that was also dog friendly, and it was a few dollars to ride.
The cost to get in to the attraction was $8 per adult, and at this time they can accept cards as well as cash. All in all, not amazing but it was a good way to stretch after being in the car for a while.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
JAS-LES

  • 4 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
August 18, 2014

The best part of our vacation was the trip to Calico Ghost town. Of course, this town is not ghostly rather a picturesque version of the town long ago. We loved the authenticity of the people and the food was amazing. We will definitely return here again.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
JAS-LES

  • 4 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
August 9, 2014

Authentic in every way. The few amount of people really add to the feel of a ghost town.

1 person found this review helpful

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Calico Ghost Town

36600 Ghost Town Road
Yermo, California
92398 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Not Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 265 Camp Sites
  • Tent Sites
  • Dump Station
  • Showers

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