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Calico Ghost Town

Calico Ghost Town

Calico Ghost Town was founded in 1881 as a silver mining town, and today has been converted into a county park. At its peak, Calico was at the heart of an impressive 500 mines, extracting more than $20 million of silver ore over a 12-year period.

 

When silver lost its value in the mid-1890's, Calico lost its population. The miners packed up, loaded their mules and moved away abandoning the town, so it became a "ghost town." Now, Calico Ghost Town is California’s only famous abandoned Wild West settlement. The fee to get in is $8 for adults, and $5 for kids (3+), and the parking is free. After you park your car and walk in to the town, take an 8 minute train ride in an adorable super old train similar to those used in early mining, which will take you around the mining sites. Then take a walk through the town and take it all in. There are still four to five original buildings that are still standing, and the rest of the town has been rebuilt, which replicate the old structures.

 

 

  • ADMISSION

    The fee to get in is $8 for adults, and $5 for kids (3+), and the parking is free. After you park your car and walk in to the town, take an 8 minute train ride in an adorable super old train similar to those used in early mining, which will take you around the mining sites. Then take a walk through the town and take it all in.

     

    Membership

    You can become a member with unlimited monthly visits for $59 a month Plus members enjoy 10% off all food, beverage & retail purchases as well as 5% off any party services.

  • HOURS

    9am-5pm daily

  • CONTACT

    Tel: 909.387.2757
    Email: parks@parks.sbcounty.gov

  • WEBSITE

    Click here

  • LEARN MORE

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