The Calico Ghost Town is located near Los Angeles. This is a former mining town with buildings that are open for visitors to walk through.
Calico is known for being a silver mining town as people began mining in the 1800s. There were once over 500 mines that were active in Calico, but after the value of silver dropped, the people who mined in the area left. All that's left now is a shell of the town, which has been turned into a tourist attraction. Visitors can enter the town, viewing some of the buildings for businesses at the top of a hill. There are several shops in the town along with restaurants and special events that are held through the year. Visitors can her bluegrass music played and learn of some of the history of the town and what it was like to mine in the area. A museum is also in the town with items on display from the time of mining. There are mock gunfights, stagecoach rides and areas where visitors can pan for small pieces of gems. Some of the special events that are held at certain times of the year include a burro race and a miner's triathlon.
While in the Los Angeles area, stop by the Calico Ghost Town to see how mining used to be one of the largest businesses in the area. Explore the older buildings, and get a feel for some of the activities that might have took place in the streets of the town in the 1800s.