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 today has been converted into a county park. Located off Interstate 15, it lies 3 miles (4.8 km) from Barstow and 3 miles from Yermo. Giant lettersspelling CALICO can be seen on the Calico Peaks behind the ghost town from the freeway. Walter Knott purchased Calico in 1950s, architecturally restoring all but the five remaining original buildings to look as they did in 1880s. Calico received State Historical Landmark 782 and in 2005 was proclaimed by then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to be California's Silver Rush Ghost Town.
|Looking at the bottle house far in the distance|
|A closer look at the bottle house|
|Near a destroyed home|
|View of the restaurant|
|Entrance to a mine|
Directions and Timing: Yermo, CA 92398. View Map I-15 at Ghost Town Road Exit. Open daily 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. except Christmas Day Phone: 800-86-CALICO Fax: (760) 254-2047