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
desert mining - mountains, canyons & cliffs
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San Bernardino County
East of Barstow
off Interstate 15, exit Ghost Town Rd
parks, forests, rivers & lakes:
calico [ghost town] campgrounds
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.