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Calico Ghost Town California

1881 marked the beginning of one of the largest silver strikes in California history and the birth of Calico. This authentic silver mining town lives on as one of the few original mining camps of the Old West.

Open Daily (closed Christmas day)

Townsite: 8:00 a.m. - Dusk
Shops, restaurants, attractions: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Campgrounds, cabins, bunkhouse: Open 24 hrs.
General Admission

Adult ............................... $6
Youth (6-15) .................... $3
Children (5-under) ........... FREE
See Events Page for Special Event Fees
Event Weekend Admission

Adult ............................... $10.00 per day
Adult Two Day pass ...........$15.00
Youth (6-15) .................... $5.00 per day
Youth Two Day pass ..........$8.00
Children (5-under) ........... FREE
See Events Page for Special Event Fees
Today, you can visit this famous townsite, located at the side of towering King Mountain, where silver was king and the hills are "as purty as a gal's calico skirt."

One third of the town is original; the remaining carefully reconstructed to recreate the spirit of Calico's Old West past. Walk the streets and examine the life of miners and townspeople, and you may meet Dorsey the Mail Dog, (portrayed by "Pilot," a Delta Society therapy dog), and visit the original Cemetery. The Town of Calico is State Historic Landmark #782, and survived in the early 1900's because of borax mining within the District. This was the last place in California that the picturesque "20-mule teams" were used.



A narrow gauge railroad operates within town limits and a hardrock silver mine offers up underground exploration.

Lil's Saloon and two other eating establishments line Main Street, along with variety of mercantile stores, a school house, blacksmith shop, and gold panning operation. The bath house & barber shop displays open daily, and old-fashioned remedies can be viewed at the drug store. Calico's infamous "Character Hall of Fame" is located at the Town Hall building.

In the canyons below town, a full service campground, camping cabins, and bunkhouse provide the opportunity for extended stays.

Camping Per Night (view campsites: 1, 2)

Non Hookup.......... $18
Full Hookup........... $22
Partial Hookup....... $21
Camping Cabins..... $33
Bunkhouse

12 People................. $60 (minimum)
Additional Guest........ $5 (maximum 20)
UPCOMING EVENTS

Ghost Haunt

October 26-28, 2007

WEDDING CEREMONIES


Western style weddings are available, and Calico Ghost Town offers many wedding and reception options by calling 1-800-TO-CALICO.


SCHOOL TOURS


Get information to assist in planning your school's visit to Calico!


Calico Ghost Town
P.O. Box 638
Yermo, CA. 92398
For Reservations Call
1-760-254-2122
1-800-TO-CALICO
Fax: 1-760-254-2047
Map & Weather Info


GROUP INFORMATION

Camp Ground Reservations
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