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Address: Death Valley National Park, CA

This ranch was the final hiding place for Charles Manson.

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Never knew this was here...

Who knew that this once small ranch in the middle of no where would be the hideaway and capture location for Manson and his "Family" . So sad that this place has burned down now... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 December 2014
Fullerton, California
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Fullerton, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014 via mobile

Who knew that this once small ranch in the middle of no where would be the hideaway and capture location for Manson and his "Family" . So sad that this place has burned down now, used to be much more impressive. Want to come visit as erie place...then a trip to Barker Ranch should be on the list. You can... More 

2 Thank RockNCreekGirl
Cave Creek, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2014

Sure, this place is difficult to get to and has some "history", but your trip will be well worth it. The accommodations are sparse and, admittedly, a little run down (or burned to the ground). But, that's part of the experience that makes Barker Ranch so special. While not recommended for children or impressionable people, Barker Ranch has everything you... More 

Thank George_Fallar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013 via mobile

Rent a jeep from Farabee's and you will have a blast. It's best to enter from the Ballarat side. The scenery, mountains, cabins and roads were unbelievable. It's a great adventure.

5 Thank rawarii
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2013

Do NOT go in from the Warm Springs Camp! We rented a jeep from Farabee Jeep Rental place by Furnace Creek. The road gets EXTREMELY treturous and unless if you are an experienced 4x4 driver and have your head screwed on straight, I would not recommend this route. If you are a jack*$ driver, you WILL get stuck in Mengel... More 

5 Thank Mell72
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

Recommend Death Valley National park as a great day trip from Las Vegas This is a good place to stop for lunch

3 Thank JD5636
Collingwood, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2010

We found it VERY difficult to find the ranch and we had a great time doing it! We rented a Farabee Jeep, thank god. Someone had previously told me that I should have no problem getting there in my Kia Rondo and there is no way that baby would have made far past Ballarat without it's parts shaking loose! I... More 

11 Thank Laurac35
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2010

We went up to barker's ranch jan.17,2010. It was quite a ride up there. Only one kinda rough spot where 4wd helps. Someone has burned the place down but there is still plenty to see.I got a bunch of fabulous pictures. Another ranch is right next to the manson place called the myer's ranch. It is now inhabited by the... More 

9 Thank travlinpete
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2008

I really love Barker Ranch! Yes you have to know how to get there and as of Jan. "08 4 wheel drive is the preferred method of traveI especially as there are other places nearby to explore which do require some wheel beneath you. I love the history of the place although it is a dark history since Manson used... More 

4 Thank 4wheelwoman
High Desert
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2007

Getting to Barker Ranch is quite easy. The road gets a little rough after you pass the ghost town of Ballarat. Any 2wd drive truck or 4x4 can make it. Goler wash road as of may 2007 is still in pretty good shape. On the way up you'll pass the newman mine cabin, and several other mines. There are no... More 

6 Thank manafest1

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