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Rhyolite

Off Highway 374, Death Valley National Park, Beatty, NV 89003
+1 775-482-7800
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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.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good34%
  • Average27%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“death valley” (131 reviews)
“ghost town” (211 reviews)
“bottle house” (119 reviews)
LOCATION
Off Highway 374, Death Valley National Park, Beatty, NV 89003
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+1 775-482-7800
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"death valley"
in 131 reviews
"ghost town"
in 211 reviews
"bottle house"
in 119 reviews
"last supper"
in 19 reviews
"its heyday"
in 10 reviews
"paved road"
in 10 reviews
"art museum"
in 9 reviews
"gold rush"
in 9 reviews
"house built"
in 8 reviews
"boom town"
in 6 reviews
"open air museum"
in 6 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 14 reviews
"old west"
in 10 reviews
"photo ops"
in 10 reviews
"lots of history"
in 6 reviews
"walk around"
in 10 reviews
"crumbling buildings"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited over the years. The BLM is doing a great job of keeping this ghost town from crumbling back into the desert. There is a short brochure available, but if you want more history, there are many reference works available. Or, check out wikipedia....More

Thank Ted B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to stop here but my husband wasn’t too sure it would be worth the time. However, we spent hours and everyone loved it. There is some literature outside the Tom Kelly’s bottle house that has before and after pictures, as well as a...More

Thank Chele03
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

It's a complete waste of time, we were very excited to go and see a typical ghost town and it was not even close. The only interesting building was closed and gated, so we couldn't even take a decent picture.

Thank Ana R
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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful time here with my boyfriend. The outside art museum is really neat & worth checking out. The old buildings were beautiful. The bottle house is another interesting place. Bring lots of water. There is an old cemetery close by with extremely old...More

Thank PaigelGordon
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We were touring Death Valley and were passing Rhiolite so stopped for a visit. It's an interesting place to look around as long as you have some imagination and some good photo opportunities. There are a few information boards which help to give some context...More

Thank Jax565
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Worth the visit. Self guided and not much information posted in the open. If you plan to visit Rhyolite do some research on line and print it to take with you. It helps put everything into perspective.

Thank Nevadamax
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

On the edge of Death Valley and reflecting the Mineral boom in California, Rhyolite is a decaying town with remnants of its past slowly fading back into the desert. Worth taking the time to stop and wander, and wonder about the lives of those who...More

Thank davidtgordon
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

great day trip/day hike if you live in the Las Vegas area. don't miss this site if you are passing through!

Thank usmcnavaf
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Got some very nice photos at dusk. Understand the need for fencing around but it makes it hard to get natural photos. Glass house was interesting.

Thank AnnaGlobetrotting
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Awful tourist 'attraction'. Nothing to see and not worth the drive. Nothing of interest and don't make any effort to go

Thank Danny181090
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Meggilslv
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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