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Off Highway 374, Death Valley National Park, Beatty, NV 92328
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A ghost town with real character, the town of Rhyolite was founded in 1904 due to what many believed to be a rich strike of ore, but alas, was not meant to be.
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  • Poor6%
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Off Highway 374, Death Valley National Park, Beatty, NV 92328
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must stop if you are going or coming from Death Valley back through Beatty, Nevada. As a photographer, I love all the little things you can photograph here. Explore the town, take some time to look around. I like being there in the morning...More

Thank mhardgrave
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seems like ancient Egypt-there is nothing left. Kind of interesting and creepy how a big town could have come to this.

Thank RMJ H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A "ghost town" is a concept that Americans invented to transform an abandoned village in a touristic place. Anyway, Rhyolite was an interesting place to visit, specially for understand the History of early mining towns. I can't say the same about the open air "art"...More

Thank Mlle_Amsterdam
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is a historic ghost town with several buildings (in varying degrees of decay). It was a fun stop on the way to Death Valley. If you are leaving Beatty on the way to the park, take this quick detour.

1  Thank Kenang34
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We were staying in Beatty and visited Rhyolite to kill some time. One of the remaining buildings is still fairly intact and nice but it has a large fence around it, not good for taking pictures. If you love mining history this might be a...More

Thank ndrhome
Reviewed 30 July 2017

It's not the largest ghost town around but there are a number of interesting things to see. The old railway depot, the remains of several downtown buildings, and the famous "bottle house" are all worth seeing. Since it's only about a mile off the main...More

Thank roadtrip_ken_2017
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Another tangible reminder that PEOPLE settled in the extreme conditions of the desert! Although most of the ruins are not able to be approached, it is still neat to be able to see and to photograph some of the old brick ruins, rail cars, and...More

1  Thank clemmy33
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Worth a quick look, but, if you have the time, go to Bodie instead. Most of the buildings are fenced off, because they are somewhat dilapidated.

Thank staffie2001uk
Reviewed 10 July 2017

If you're traveling from Las Vegas to Death Valley, be sure to stop at the Rhyolite ghost town! The spot is literally on the way a less than 5 miles for the park's border. There are several buildings/ ruins to be seen/ explore. Some are...More

1  Thank Kelley46
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

If like me you have a fascination with history especially ghost towns this is a must see. Well past it's best and robbed to death there are only a few buildings still standing with the most substantial fenced off to prevent further damage but it...More

1  Thank oddbod1808
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29 January 2017|
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Response from Long-Rider53 | Reviewed this property |
Rhyolite is a Ghost Town, in ruins. Stagecoach Inn & Casino In Beatty just down the road, has a Dennys. Other restaurants are along the way.
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