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Of Touristic Interest in Barstow

Of Touristic Interest in Barstow

Of Touristic Interest in Barstow
Calico Ghost Town
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On the route between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, 2 hours from Los Angeles (200 miles), close to Barstow, at the gates of the Mojave Desert, you can visit a historic mining town that today has become a "ghost town" and a tourist attraction. The original town of Calico was created in the yar 1881, after the appearance of silver mines. It grew to 1,200 in the year 1951 an ex-miner, Walter Knott (founder of Knott's Berry Farm theme park), bought the town and it was reconstructed and became a tourist attraction. In fact, in the year 1966 it was transferred to the County of San Bernardino and became a regional park. It is pure desert, do not forget to bring water. There is parking at the entrance and the visit is 1 or 2 hours Go inside the mine tunnels. In Calico only 1/3 of the 30 wooden buildings are original. The rest have been reconstructed