Rhyolite, Beatty

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  • Address: Off Highway 374, Death Valley National Park, Beatty, NV 92328, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Tourist Center, Old Town
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About Rhyolite, Beatty

Want an experience that is totally different, well Rhyolite serves that purpose really well. The best description of the town is by traveller’s who call it the perfect spooky town. So dare if you do and visit the destination to witness the toll of time on the buildings and the picturesque location and basically the whole setting of the Rhyolite.

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  • A nice side trip if you are ever in the area. Town is beautiful to look at in ruin. The street through the town is paved and you can do a self guided tour from your car with minimal walking. There is a lot of information throughout the town telling of the history making it very interesting. Restrooms are at the far end and well maintained. The bottle house is a real show stopper and worth the drive alone. You're greeted with a free museum with several outdoor art installations surrounding it. Very cool!

  • Beautiful scenery. Fresh air museum, bottle house plus a ghost town. 11 yr old daughter loved it too.

  • This is a humbling place to experience. If you are into time-traveling, this place gives you a 1st class seat. Time-traveling, for me, is when you stand in a place that once existed and use your imagination to fill in what is no longer present, like people, and activities. You can see folks put sweat into erecting this town, now a ghost town. Being in and around those ruins really left an impression on me. It reminded me of the Roman Empire ruins in Turkey. I won't say too much, and let you discover your own feelings :) There are other roads in and around the main road, and if you take them, you will see even more ruins and have even more opportunities to time travel. Like, there was a mine I got to check out up close. There is a single grave of a woman out there that is actively marked, not a part of the main cemetery. There is/was a bank, with a heavy door. There are buildings that housed furnaces for working with metal. I imagine a miner coming in to that town, that struck it rich, and then had great times in those buildings, it's so isolated. What did they do for fun after striking gold? You can drive up to, and hike a small distance to an abandoned mine, and get blown away by the colors of the sky as the sun goes down.

  • A very interesting place with ruins from the early 20th century. Definitely an worth a quick visit if you read up a bit on the place beforehand. Unfortunately some of the houses are fenced which lowers the authenticity feeling a bit and makes them harder to photograph.

  • Very cool to see an old ghost town. My family and I enjoyed it and it was well worth the drive.

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