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Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park

Hc 61, Austin, NV 89310
+1 775-964-2440
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Very interesting if you're into fossils

I loved the drive there. About 2 hours after you leave Carson City, you reach pretty much the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Valaya G
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Tucson, AZ
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Great place to visit

This was our second time visiting Berlin-Ichthyosaur and this time was in the early summer. The... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
FranRaz
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Yuma, Arizona
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“ghost town” (26 reviews)
“dirt road” (4 reviews)
“guided tour” (4 reviews)
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Hc 61, Austin, NV 89310
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+1 775-964-2440
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the drive there. About 2 hours after you leave Carson City, you reach pretty much the .iddke of nowhere, meaning Hwy 50 which is aptly designated as the loneliest highway in the US. Pure heaven. At some point where you make a sharp...More

Thank Valaya G
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

This was our second time visiting Berlin-Ichthyosaur and this time was in the early summer. The wildflowers were spectacular as was the night sky. There were very few people here midweek which made it nicer for us to enjoy the solitude. On the drive in...More

1  Thank FranRaz
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

We went off season during our " loneliest road " trek and were the only people there. The actual drive to the place was awesome - very remote. Couldn't enter the building with the Ichthyosaur in but had quite a good view through the window....More

3  Thank mummar4
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The mining ghost town is cool, but pretty small. The plus side is you may be alone and get to experience the silence and isolation these miners had to endure. The fossil house is also cool, and the fact that it is such a unique...More

1  Thank Jeff F
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

One of a kind place that rock/fossils hounds must see. Check the days of the tours, or you may end up just wandering around. The ranger is outstanding.

1  Thank h0neylady
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The so-called entrance fee is actually a daily use fee. You have to pay it every day, even if you enter only once, and stay for a few days. There is also a charge for the fossil house tour. And one for the Diana mine...More

1  Thank Murray Z
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Over hill and dale we drove to see the ghost town of Berlin and the fossil. It was interesting and worth the trip.

Thank Elizabeth M
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

This is a combination park where you have the old mining ghost town of Berlin and a big building housing several fossils of the giant Ichthyosaur. Unfortunately, you can't get in the building to see the fossils unless you are on a guided tour. So...More

1  Thank Craig T
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

We enjoyed Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park but would probably give it a 3.5 rating, not a 4. First of all, the park isn't really on the way to anything, so we added an extra 1.5 to 2 hours of driving to get there (Was traveling up...More

2  Thank Beaverton Duck
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

We spent in the campground en route from Oregon to Utah. The campground was great for tent camping with level areas and lots of shade. Clean outhouses. The evening we arrived we enjoyed poking around the ghost town of Berlin which is being kept in...More

Thank Jann01
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LJo-12
13 September 2017|
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Response from murrayz2017 |
I don't know, but I don't think so. We came from the south. The nearest gas was in Hawthorne
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Response from Jasper S | Reviewed this property |
We went last September 2016. Roads are in good condition. You should not have any problems getting out there with 4WD. Enjoy your trip, it's remote and beautiful.
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