36600 Ghost Town RoadÂ Yermo, CAÂ 92398 Â 760-254-1123
ComeÂ visit forÂ a day orÂ a few hoursÂ and enjoy all the adventures that CalicoÂ Ghost TownÂ has to offer. Take a tour throughÂ the historical MaggieÂ 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 TourÂ 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 sinceÂ 1881 during the largest silver strike in California.Â With its 500 mines, Calico produced over $20 million in silver ore overÂ a 12-year span.Â Â When silver lost itsÂ value in the mid-1890’s, Calico lost itsÂ population.Â The miner’s packed up, loaded their mules and moved away abandoning the town that once gave them a good living.Â 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.Â Calico received State Historical LandmarkÂ 782 and in 2005 was proclaimed by then GovernorÂ 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.Â The park Â offers visitors an opportunity to share in its rich history and enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding desert environment.Â Â Along with its Â history and attractions, Calico Ghost Town has shops,restaurants andÂ offersÂ camping and outdoor recreationÂ not available at most ofÂ our other park facilities.
Due to the historic nature of the town, not all areas are ADA accessible.
CAUTION:Â Mines in the Calico area are extremely hazardous and must not be approached for any reason!