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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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Off Highway 374, Death Valley National Park, Beatty, NV 89003
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+1 775-482-7800
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very limited buildings left of not much interest, ok if u are driving by but not worth a special drive from Death Valley. I added a good breakfast in town to my trip but the ghost town is of limited interest.

Thank OntarioCanuck1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ruins of an old mining town. Stop by the house made of glass bottles first to pick up the information sheet. It tells the story of the town and the buildings/ruins you drive by. Worth the drive out of Beatty!

Thank ladygolfrtlb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We would have drove right by it if a gas station worker didn't mention Rhyolite. Not well marked, but definitely worth the visit. Very hard to imagine a bustling community with multiple banks, bars and restaurant only 100 years ago. Nothing but a bones remain.

Thank MRVEGAS711
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a novel experience, the ghost town had it's resident ghosts. It is a little off the beaten track and there isn't a lot to see, but different enough to make it worth while.

Thank Dave J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ghost town with only a few buildings so maybe not worth the 40 minutes to get there from StovePipe Wells (and back if you continue towards Furnace Creek, or vice versa). The "Last Supper" next door is fun for the kids (aka "Goldwelle Open Air...More

Thank Eric T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We dropped in on a journey.There is not a lot there mainly from the early 20th century.We found one of the more complete buildings in Beatty.Worth a half hour.

Thank Tony G
Reviewed 25 July 2018

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
Reviewed 14 July 2018 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
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
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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Meggilslv
30 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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