I expected a historical place,a real place.Well,to be fair;Calico was a real place but I have get to know it more as a amusement park.Nevertheless I enjoyed it.But if you are looking for a REAL Ghost town -this is not it.
Unique Suggestions: Enjoy the place.The landscape is amazing and the shows are not that bad.
Fun Alternatives: Ask locals.There are lot`s of real ghost towns around.But they are not comfortable and even a bit dangerous...but real.
We visited Calico Ghost Town, which is near Barstow in 1966. I thought it was kind of hokey at the time, but in those days there was only one Disney park (Disneyland) and Walt was still alive. I'm not sure if the Calico silver mining town is a tourist trap or not.
What is a trap is that VT has TWO Calicos This one is near Hollis and Bakersfield and does not have the ghost town in it to visit.
Fun Alternatives: Go to the real location of Calico to write your tips about the ghost town.