Goldfield Ghost Town, Apache Junction, AZ

12 ghost towns worth a visit

Calico, CA    This former silver-mining  town in Southern California peaked in the 1880s, but started declining when the  price of silver dropped in the 1890s. It was a ghost town by 1907.

Calico, California

Calico, CA This former silver-mining town in Southern California peaked in the 1880s, but started declining when the price of silver dropped in the 1890s. It was a ghost town by 1907.

There are more ghost towns in Nevada than towns occupied by the living. By that count, it would take you years, if not a lifetime, to explore all the ghost towns in the state. If you want to whittle that task down to something more manageable, here are 6 awesome spots to get started.

Travel guide to Nevada’s best ghost towns

There are more ghost towns in Nevada than towns occupied by the living. By that count, it would take you years, if not a lifetime, to explore all the ghost towns in the state. If you want to whittle that task down to something more manageable, here are 6 awesome spots to get started.

St Elmo, Colorado Ghost Town. There was an old lady that lived here and she had many years of rotted material in her hair. JKR                                                                                                                                                      More

St Elmo, Colorado Ghost Town. There was an old lady that lived here and she had many years of rotted material in her hair. JKR More

Gunkanjima, Japan. This island is one among 505 uninhabited islands in the Nagasaki Prefecture.  As petroleum replaced coal in Japan in the 1960’s, coal mines began shutting down all over the country, and Hashima’s mines were no exception. In 1974 Mitsubishi officially announced the closing of the mine, and today it is empty and bare, with travel currently prohibited.

10 Most Amazing Ghost Towns

Gunkanjima, Japan. This island is one among 505 uninhabited islands in the Nagasaki Prefecture. As petroleum replaced coal in Japan in the 1960’s, coal mines began shutting down all over the country, and Hashima’s mines were no exception. In 1974 Mitsubishi officially announced the closing of the mine, and today it is empty and bare, with travel currently prohibited.

This Haunting Road Trip Through America’s Ghost Towns Is One You Won’t Forget #ladyd2929 #McCrow  usa-abandoned-map

This Haunting Road Trip Through America’s Ghost Towns Is One You Won’t Forget #ladyd2929 #McCrow usa-abandoned-map

Some fantastic snaphots from Bodie Historic State Park, an old gold mining town that's essentially frozen in time.

Some fantastic snaphots from Bodie Historic State Park, an old gold mining town that's essentially frozen in time.

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