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What are some things to do in and around Barstow, California?

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Visitors to Barstow, California, can go to the Barstow Skate Park, Robert A. Sessions Memorial Sportspark, Calico Ghost Town Civil War Re-enactment, Rail and Craft Fest for WARM Museum and the New Mexico Chili Cook Off and Belen Fiestas. Holiday events include the Barstow Community College Christmas Festival of Lights.

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The Barstow Skate Park is a 12,000-square-foot area that is open during daylight hours. The park has areas that correspond to beginner, intermediate and advanced skaters, with street features, rails and grinds. Visitors can read park rules on the Barstow city website.

As of 2015, the Robert A. Sessions Memorial Sportspark has six lighted ball fields with electronic scoreboards, batting cages, basketball courts, three soccer fields and volleyball courts. The park has adult softball leagues during the spring, fall and summer seasons, and it offers sports seating areas and picnic tables. The park can also serve as a venue for group events.

Also in the area is Calico, a historic western town that offers the Calico Ghost Town Civil War Re-enactment and other events. Calico goes back to the silver mining days of the late 19th century, but it was abandoned after the silver rush. The town features restored buildings for an authentic experience.

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