10 Eerily Spooky Ghost Towns You Can Visit in the U.S. 

After the boom and bustle of a once-promising town deplete, the people flee, the businesses go bankrupt, and the once flourishing city turns into a ghost town. 

Infrastructure deteriorates, tumbleweed blows through the street, and ghost town enthusiasts flock to snap haunting photos of the failed city. 

10 Ghost Towns in the U.S.  

This town emerged in 1880 when settlers looking for gold and silver set up shop. Forty years later, the residents fled in search of more lucrative work.  

1. St. Elmo, Colorado

2. Centralia, Pennsylvania

In 1962 an underground mine fire formed several sinkholes that emitted toxic fumes and drove the town’s population away.  

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The fire underneath the town still burns today, and even though the zip code no longer exists, a few people remain in the eerie town. 

3. Bodie, California

Bodie, California, sits near the Nevada border and the Yosemite entrance.  

Self-Guided Tours

The ghost town appears out of a period-piece horror movie with school lessons decorating the chalkboards, cutlery displayed on the tables, and shelves full of much-needed supplies for the 1800s. 

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