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Calico Ghost Town - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

36600 Ghost Town Rd, Yermo, CA 92398, USA

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About Calico Ghost Town

Calico is a ghost town and former mining town in San Bernardino county. it was founded in 1881 as a silver mining town, and today has been converted into a county park named Calico Ghost Town.


Attractions Near Calico Ghost Town

Peggy Sue's 50's Diner
Peggy Sue's 50's Diner4.9km from Calico Ghost Town

Peggy Sue's is an original roadside Diner, built in 1954 with 9 counter stools and 3 booths. It sets in on the shadow of the Calico Mountains and was built from railroad ties and mortar from the nearby Union Pacific Rail yard.

Western America Railroad Museum
Western America Railroad Museum15.02km from Calico Ghost Town

The Western America Railroad Museum is a fun visit if you are in Barstow. The Museum is dedicated to sharing the history of railroading in the Pacific Southwest. It features both indoor and outdoor displays and is popular with railroad enthusiasts. Indoor displays include timetables, uniforms and other railroad memorabilia. Several locomotives and rail cars are located outside.

Rainbow Basin Natural Area
Rainbow Basin Natural Area17.62km from Calico Ghost Town

Rainbow Basin is a geological formation in the Calico Peaks range, located approximately 8 miles north of Barstow in the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino. It has been designated a National Natural Landmark and is in the Bureau of Land Management. The basin is notable for: the fantastic and beautiful shapes of its rock formations: its fossil beds, which have provided scientists with valuable information about life during the middle Miocene epoch.

Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch
Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch51.55km from Calico Ghost Town

Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch is a landmark on the former Route 66 at Oro Grande. The large-scale sculptures - installation of bottle-tipped metal scaffolding - erected here on private property is referred to as folk art. The facility is a "historical landmark" known far beyond the region. It addresses the resource consumption of the throw-away society .

Deep Creek Hot Springs
Deep Creek Hot Springs72.89km from Calico Ghost Town

Deep Creek Hot Springs are natural hot springs located in the northern Mojave Desert . They are in a large bouldered riparian zone, surrounded by a rich habitat ecotone of the xeric shrublands.

Big Bear Discovery Center
Big Bear Discovery Center75.72km from Calico Ghost Town

The Big Bear Discovery Center is Located on the North shore with spectacular views of the Lake & local Ski Resorts. The center's goals are to help visitors enjoy and be more knowledgeable about the San Bernardino National Forest, including its recreational opportunities and natural history, and to teach visitors how to be stewards of the beauty and natural resources in the national forest and San Bernardino Mountains.

Where is Calico Ghost Town

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