Calico Ghost Town | Full Tour and History | Walter Knott's Ghost Town

By theFUNnelCakeBlog | Feb 12, 2022
Calico is an old West mining town that has been around since 1881 and was abandoned in the mid-1890s after silver lost its value. The town that once gave miners a good living lost its hustle and became a “ghost town.”

Walter Knott purchased Calico in the 1950’s architecturally restoring all but the five original buildings to look as they did in the 1880’s. Calico received State Historical Landmark 782 and in 2005 was proclaimed by then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to be California’s Silver Rush Ghost Town.

Today, Calico is part of the San Bernardino County Regional Parks system, which is visited by people from across the country and from all over the world. Along with its history and attractions, Calico Ghost Town has shops, restaurants and offers camping, hiking and off-roading.

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Open daily: 9 AM to 5 PM
Closed: Christmas Day

Daily Admission (non-event)
Adults: $8
Youth (4-11):  $5
3 years and younger:  Free

Annual Family Pass:   $50.00. (Valid for 12 months from date of purchase. Excludes special events and holidays. Valid ONLY at Calico Ghost Town.)

Bus fee (tour): $5.00/person 

School fee without attractions: $4.00/person

Dogs: $1/dog (excludes disabled assistance dogs.) Must be on 6′ leash at all times.

The prices for the Maggie Mine Tour, Mystery Shack, or Gold Panning Adventure are each (Park Admission NOT Included):

11 and over $4.00
5 to 10 years old $2.50
4 and under* Free Free with paid adult

Package tickets are available for purchase at any of the 3 attractions and offer a great value. You pay once for the three attractions and save money. Packages include one tour through the Maggie Mine, Gold Panning Adventure and one Mystery Shack tour. Prices are:

11 and over $10.00
5 to 10 years old $6.00
4 and under* Free Free with paid adult

The Calico Odessa Railroad prices are currently separate and are not included in the package (Park Admission NOT Included):

11 and over $5.00 $5.00
5 to 10 year old $3.00
4 and under* Free Free with paid adult

All attractions accept MC, Visa, and Discover. Prices are effective for everyday the park is open-including special events and festivals.

Pets are welcome to join the family in the attractions and on the train for no additional charge.

4 and under free with a paid adult, if not child prices apply.

The Attractions are located within Calico Ghost Town, which is operated by San Bernardino County Regional Parks. There is an entry fee into the town, separate from the attractions.

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