This summer has been such an exciting one at Knott’s Berry Farm with the 75th Anniversary Celebration of Ghost Town happening. knotts-ghost-town-signRight now when you visit the Park, you get to experience the Old West town of Calico, in a whole new way during Ghost Town Alive! It’s an interactive experience and will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a time capsule, as you join in on the daily lives of the citizens of Calico and are treated like one of their own. knotts-75th-ghost-town-celebration-saloonHere are just some of the fun activities you’ll should do while visiting Ghost Town:

  • Grab a copy of the town paper ghost-town-newspaper
  • Go to the Barbershop for a “shave” and a mustacheknotts-ghost-town-barbershopghost-town-mustache
  • Play a game of cards with the town Sheriff
  • Have your photograph taken the old-fashioned way knotts-ghost-town-75th-anniversary-photographers
  • Meeting the prospector and his trusty burro, Brutus
  • Get locked up in the town Jail knotts-ghost-town-75th-celebration-jail
  • Visit the animals in the Livery Stable 
  • Help the town folk by drawing “WANTED” posters
  • Participate in the town election and vote for the Mayor knotts-ghost-town-75th-celebration-the-mayor

Every evening, the day’s “story” culminates with a town-wide celebration of 75 years of Calico. You won’t want to miss out on the Hoedown. It’s fun for the entire family. ghost-town-2While you’re at Knott’s, you should also take a ride (or a few) on GhostRider, the longest, fastest and tallest wooden rollercoaster on the West Coast. It was recently re-opened after an extensive renovation and I speak from experience when I say, you NEED to go on it! It’s way smoother to ride now and kept me screaming the entire time! Watch this video of me braving GhostRider, along with my friends from Popsicle Blog, Polka Dots on Parade, and Dandelion Moms. (I’m in the 2nd row.)

Another must-do when you visit Knott’s is to have a delicious meal at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant. It’s located just outside the gates of the Park and was also newly reopened after a complete refurbishment, which now also includes an outdoor dining area! There’s nothing quite like a meal from Mrs. Knott’s! To learn more about all of the new additions to the restaurant and menu offerings, go here.

Ghost Town Alive! is happening every day this summer at Knott’s Berry Farm. You’ll want to make sure to visit before it all goes away on September 5.ghost-town-burroConnect with Knott’s on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

I was invited as a guest of Knott’s to spend a day in the Park in order to write this post. All opinions are 100% my own. Some images and logo are property of Knott’s. 

 

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17 Comments on Celebrate Ghost Town’s 75th Anniversary at Knott’s

  1. Elena
    August 7, 2016 at 4:49 pm (1 year ago)

    I am excited to try Ghost Rider

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  2. Amber Romero
    August 7, 2016 at 4:50 pm (1 year ago)

    I’ve never tried the new ghost Rider rider can’t wait!

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  3. natasha lamoreux
    August 7, 2016 at 7:02 pm (1 year ago)

    I love the Camp snoopy for my little ones! Great rides that the kids enjoy and they also love the live shows!

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  4. Erika Godinez
    August 7, 2016 at 7:07 pm (1 year ago)

    I can’t wait to see the Ghost Town.. It’s our favorite place at Knotts.. All the old artifacts are my sons favorite.

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  5. Kristen
    August 7, 2016 at 9:11 pm (1 year ago)

    I’ve been, but not for years. I remember my favorite was the log ride.

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  6. Surbhi K.
    August 7, 2016 at 11:14 pm (1 year ago)

    We looooove Camp Snoopy! I have two young kiddos, so they can’t ride the scary/big rides yet, thank god! I enjoy going on kiddie rides with my kiddos 🙂

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  7. Amber Ledergerber
    August 8, 2016 at 4:07 am (1 year ago)

    I’d want to do all the great ghost town things.

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  8. Laura Kelly
    August 8, 2016 at 4:31 am (1 year ago)

    This would be awesome and a reason for my family to visit CA.

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  9. Mary
    August 8, 2016 at 6:32 am (1 year ago)

    I love their Boysenberry Festival.

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  10. Penny Aiello
    August 9, 2016 at 4:52 am (1 year ago)

    The ghost town is my favorite part of Knotts 🙂

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  11. cyndi br
    August 10, 2016 at 1:58 am (1 year ago)

    I like the shows and the pony express ride plus soak city

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  12. Renee Virata
    August 10, 2016 at 2:16 am (1 year ago)

    The Ghost town seems amazing. Like stepping back in time.

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  13. Lori
    August 10, 2016 at 7:29 am (1 year ago)

    My favorite part about Knott’s Berry Farm is that I can share great memories with kids and it takes me back to when my parents took me.

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  14. JenniferAnne
    August 10, 2016 at 8:54 am (1 year ago)

    My favorite part of Knott’s is the food; my kids favorite thing is the roller coaster!

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  15. Cheryl
    August 11, 2016 at 4:59 am (1 year ago)

    Camp Snoopy for us

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  16. Tina W
    August 11, 2016 at 8:40 am (1 year ago)

    I grew up in Anaheim and we used to drive over for picnics: we would feed the ducks and visit the horses at the stables (are they still there???)
    On the rare occasions we actually went in the park I loved the train ride with the robbers. And the funnel cakes. Ooooh, the funnel cakes!

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  17. Karla R.
    August 12, 2016 at 4:31 am (1 year ago)

    I have never visited! I would like to spend some time in the California weather!

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