Yermo, California is located in the Mojave Desert with
its name derived from the Spanish word for desert.
Located near Barstow
between Las Vegas, Nevada and Los Angeles, California, Yermo features
Calico Ghost Town, a field where pistachio nuts are sold and was the filming location for
the movie, "The
Yermo's Calico Ghost Town is approximately 10 miles north of Barstow near Interstate Highway 15. The Old West town was re-created from
a mix of original buildings over 100 years old and structures created
in the style of original properties. Silver mining caused Calico to boom
from 1881 to 1896. The mines produced more than $13 million dollars
before the falling price of silver forced the mines to close in 1895.
to the memory of Walter Knott, founder of Knotts Berry Farm in Buena
Park, the California pioneer worked at the Calico Mine in his youth..
In later years the entrepreneur created a legacy through efforts to
maintain historical information and relics of the California Gold Rush.
For more information about special events, daily admission and fun
happenings, visit, calicotown.com
Yermo has a hotel you can book, but Barstow offers a whole lot
more in the way of hotel options. There are
around 16 hotels in Barstow.