Calico Ghost Town – 70 Miles

Calico Ghost Town

36600 Ghost Town Road Yermo, CA  92398   760-254-1123

Click here for the Calico Website

Come visit for a day or a few hours and enjoy all the adventures that Calico Ghost Town has to offer. Take a tour through the historical Maggie Mine, be amazed at the Mystery Shack,
and bring home the riches from Gold Panning.
Take a ride on the Calico Odessa railroad with Hardrock John.
You can even take a Ghost Tour through a real ghost town.

Located on I-15 between Las Vegas and Los Angeles, near the City of Barstow, Calico Ghost Town is fun for all ages. So pull off the freeway and make some memories.
The town is open daily from 9-5, except Christmas Day.

We are a dog friendly town and welcome them in all the attractions, so don’t forget to bring your four-legged family members along for the adventure.

There is separate admission to the attractions. This includes special events and on festivals.

About Calico Ghost Town

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.

Due to the historic nature of the town, not all areas are ADA accessible.

CAUTION:  Mines in the Calico area are extremely hazardous and must not be approached for any reason!