Yermo Tourist Traps

  • Cowboy or Surfer?
    Cowboy or Surfer?
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  • The pitfalls of an abandoned mine could be deadly!
    The pitfalls of an abandoned mine could...
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    This Cowboy isn't what he seems to be!

    by lmkluque Updated Mar 1, 2012

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    Cowboy or Surfer?

    This tough looking cowboy will obligingly stand for a photo op, but he isn't real.

    Calico is full of re-creations that give fun, flavor and a sense of the old west, American style. It is a small place and though I've heard comments that it was disappointing, it seemed to me to be well done and not as commercial as I expected.

    I've been to "real" ghost towns and can say that Calico is much more fun and informative. Here you not only get to see how life was, back in the day, you also get details of the life once lived in this town and the history of silver mining in the 1880''s.

    Unique Suggestions: The cost to enter may change since this was written but a the moment it is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for kids 6-15, not unreasonable in my opinion. If this seems a "tourist trap" to you, then just drive on by.

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    The Cave Or A Lizard!

    by lmkluque Updated Mar 1, 2012

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    The pitfalls of an abandoned mine could be deadly!

    A tourist trap of the first order! This is not a cave, it is an abandoned mine. The kind of place that is most irresistible to a couple of boys on an adventure. They'll beg you till your head falls off to let them explore it and when you refuse, they compensate by catching a big ugly lizard and insist on taking it home with them in the car!

    Okay, seriously, stay out of anything that looks like a cave/mine.

    These are not caves but abandoned mines. Not only is there a possibility of one collapsing and burying you beneath it, there are sections where you could walk right into a deep hole and fall several stories (150 ft.-750 ft. deep in places) down the shaft. The air in the mine may not be safe to breath. If the flashlight goes off, you will not be able to see anything--it's pitch-black in the tunnels. Also, the Rescue guys don't have a map of the tunnels in many of the (Over 4,000) mines so finding you might take a long time, even if someone stayed out of the mine and could call for help if you didn't return after a while.

    Unique Suggestions: If you're travling with 10 & 11 year old boys, avoid passing any abandoned silver mines and don't stop to let them run around exploring for ugly lizards.

    SOSA which stands for Stay OUT Stay Alive, is the National Mine Safety Program and will give lots of eye-opening info about abandon mines in general.

    Fun Alternatives: Stay in the air-conditioned car and drive right on by.

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    • Desert

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