Randsburg, CA

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Well known as the 'Living Ghost Town', Randsburg, California sits on the rural reaches of the high desert between Death Valley and the tail of the Sierra Nevada. Rich mining history, antique shops, historic sights, ancient lava flows, petroglyphs, and plenty open public lands is what this locale offers. California deserts area perfect for tortoise habitat, outdoor recreation, camping and off-roading. Rand Mining District is located north of Los Angeles County in the Kern desert flatlands - where 14 northbound and the Eastern Sierra corridor Highway 395 meet in the northern Mojave desert, conveniently situated on the way to Mammoth and Tahoe.
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RANDSBURG, CALIFORNIA is located between SoCal and the Sierra Nevada mountains. This historic mining area is also home to the California desert tortoise and a large military presence. With a residential population under 100, this high desert community sees most of its traffic on the weekends as tourists, campers, equestrians, motorcycles, quads and dirt bikers gather in this central location in the upper Mojave.

Butte Avenue, the historic town center, features a real western saloon, several antique shops, a general store (with old fashioned soda fountain), two small inns, and the infamous "Joint" w/ cocktails at the ultimate hole-in-the-wall. With minimal restaurants in town, visitors often find themselves driving to Ridgecrest for a meal or emergency grocery shopping, so plan accordingly with your ice chest, snacks, beverages and easy meals. Numerous ghost towns and desert parks surround the region, making it an outdoor recreation paradise. This ghost town can be your vacation jump-off point or an in-route overnight option for travelers on US 395. National Park, State Park, BLM, OHV areas, desert wilderness lands, nearby National Forest, southern Sierra Nevada mountains, plus a few other high desert towns.

Rand Desert Museum
161 Butte Ave
Randsburg, CA 93554
phone: 760-374-2400
phone: 760-374-2359

Annual events
SEPTEMBER: Old West Days

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