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Calico Ghost Town

Calico is a ghost town and former mining town in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Located in the Calico Mountains of the Mojave Desert region of Southern California, it was founded in 1881 as a silver mining town, and was later converted into a county park named Calico Ghost Town. Located off Interstate 15, it lies 3 miles (4. 8 km) from Barstow and 3 miles from Yermo. Giant letters spelling CALICO are visible, from the highway, on the Calico Peaks behind it. Walter Knott purchased Calico in the 1950s, and architecturally restored all but the five remaining original buildings to look as they did in the 1880s. Calico received California Historical Landmark #782, and in 2005 was proclaimed by then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to be California’s Silver Rush Ghost Town.

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Nearby Locations:

Peggy Sue's 50's Diner (3.1 miles)
Barstow Harvey House (8.3 miles)
Rainbow Basin Natural Area (10.9 miles)
Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch (32 miles)
Mojave River Bridge (36.4 miles)
California Route 66 Museum (37.1 miles)
Deep Creek Hot Springs (45.3 miles)
Zzyzx, California (45.3 miles)
Mormon Rocks (56.4 miles)
Pioneertown (58.2 miles)
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Maps & Directions:

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Calico Ghost Town, 36600 Ghost Town Road
Yermo, California 92398

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