15 of America's Coolest Ghost Towns - Old mines, abandoned buildings, and the occasional curse: ghost towns cover the United States, and they make for a fun detour.

Thurmond, WV - 15 of America's Coolest Ghost Towns - Old mines, abandoned buildings, and the occasional curse: ghost towns cover the United States, and they make for a fun detour.

Goldfield Ghost Town, Apache Junction, AZ

13 Ghost Towns Worth a Visit

Goldfield Ghost Town, Apache Junction, AZ - Ghost Town Sites Worth a Visit - Sunset-SR

Calico, CA - Ghostown USA, closest civilization:  Barstow, CALIFORNIA.    (Like a Stephen King book)

Calico Ghost Town, near Barstow, California. This former silver-mining town in Southern California peaked in the but started declining when the price of silver dropped in the It was a ghost town by

Bodie Ghost Town

10 Abandoned Places You Can (Legally) Explore Today

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

I've been to Bodie many times & always find something very cool to investigate!~W Some fantastic snaphots from Bodie Historic State Park, an old gold mining town that's essentially frozen in time.

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

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The 10 Most Beautiful Towns In Northern California

Randsburg: "living" mining ghost town in Mojave Desert along Hwy 395 Kern, California Visit White House Saloon, Randsburg Opera House & Rand Desert Museum

Terlingua, Texas Ghost Town was a Mercury mining town until 1946. Not long after, the town was abandoned. An amazing cemetery remains in one of the darkest spots in the US. Great for photographing the Milky Way and a little spooky Kelly DeLay Photography

Terlingua, Texas, ghost town was a Mercury mining town until Not long after, the town was abandoned. An amazing cemetery remains in one of the darkest spots in the US. Great for photographing the Milky Way and a little spooky Kelly DeLay Photography

Picher, Oklahoma  Picher was once a national center of lead and zinc mining, but after a century of unrestricted excavation the town was left with giant piles of toxic metal-contaminated tailings heaped throughout the area, making the land uninhabitable.

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Picher, Oklahoma Picher was once a national center of lead and zinc mining, but after a century of unrestricted excavation the town was left with giant piles of toxic metal-contaminated tailings heaped throughout the area, making the land uninhabitable.

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

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

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

A crooked sheriff, stagecoach robberies, vigilante justice and hangings galore. . .no wonder everybody left town! Read the remarkable story of the rise and fall of Bannack, Montana in my blog! http://stargazermercantile.com/ghost-town-bannack-montana/

Ghost Town: Bannack, Montana

Abandoned lodge in a Montana Ghost Town Schoolhouse and Masonic Lodge, built ca. 1874 in the mining ghost town at Bannack State Park, Bannack, Montana

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