Can you believe that Ghost Town at Knott's is coming back this year! I am so happy! We loved it last year when they celebrated Ghost Town 75th Anniversary. It was a hit with our family. My family and I were recently invited to take part of interactive experience, Ghost Town Alive! It was fun taking part of the town and being able to explore inside the normally closed doors of Calico.
Gather the family and play a card game with the sheriff. Don't worry they will teach you the game and even my five year old was able to do it. It was so cool to sit inside and interact with the sheriff and play the card game. My oldest won the game and we all got to keep a commemorative coin.
Kids get to run errands around town by picking up or dropping off packages. My boys absolutely loved this. We picked up packages from the school house and dropped them off at the pony express. Then we had to drop off a package and give a message to the town newspaper.
TIP: At the Pony Express you can borrow toy horses froma the stables. Kids had fun running around with them.
One of my favorites is the dress designer and textile area. You can create color dress designs by picking out a dress design paper and then putting it on any stencil you desire with crayons supplied. You will love creating your own dress. This is at no cost.
As you walk around Knotts you may notice guests with mustaches. Find the barber in Ghost Town and pick your mustache:
At the Livery Stable you get to meet some of the horses and donkeys of Knott's as they take their breaks. You can pet them and take pictures. The handlers are there to ask questions.
The Blacksmith is where your family can see first hand how getting metal hot you can manipulate the shape of it. You can purchase horseshoes there too that were made. Anything that you see in the workshop has been made there.
The new show Wild West Stunt Show was really good! This show is about twenty minutes long. If you want shade you have to get there early and sit in one of the carriages at the top. If you want to get wet sit in the middle at the front. The best view in my opinion is at the middle top row. You get to see everything from there.
A favorite for all is the Hoe Down! Every evening at 5:30pm gather around for a fun evening. Don't have a partner? Don't worry one of the Calico town citizen's will help you. Watch a video to see what it is like.
This is going on now through September 4th. Make sure you take advantage of strolling through the streets of Calico.