Ghost Towns Around the World

By Derek Evans | Ghost Towns and Abandoned Cities from across the globe.

Touring Nevada’s ghost towns

The West was shaped by the pursuits of miners and railroad tycoons, booming and busting until the desert was flush with ghost towns. From a mill’s …

Las Vegas

A real ghost town is for sale on an isolate NC mountain, just in time for Halloween

Located in Maggie Valley, 150 miles northwest of Charlotte, the site is a former Wild West-themed tourist attraction that is now living up to its …

Charlotte

The crumbling Italian ghost town saved by two hero architects

Castello di Postignano almost looks like a Medieval cliché. A hodgepodge of centuries-old buildings stacked up the side of a lush mountain in a …

Europe

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TOYOTA Let's go places in Arizona - Goldfield Ghost Town

APACHE JUNCTION, AZ - Just east of Phoenix is a great day trip for the whole family! Get ready for a trip back in time to Arizona's wild west days at …

Travel

Oklahoma ghost town is one of the most toxic places in America

Filed under: News, Environment, Science & Tech<p>PICHER, Oklahoma (KFOR) -- They are the most polluted places in America, specifically targeted because they are a danger to human health. Every year, millions of federal dollars are earmarked for clean-up of these areas, known as Superfund sites. When …

AOL

Mapped Guide to Colorado’s Must-See Ghost Towns

The state of Colorado is littered with ghost towns. There are over 1,500 registered sites with over 600 still having some remains from their previous …

Colorado

New York City owns a creepy island that almost no one is allowed to visit — here's what it's like

Less than one mile from Manhattan — one of the priciest and most densely populated places in the world — exists a little-known island that people abandoned nearly 55 years ago.<p>"North Brother Island is among New York City’s most extraordinary and least known heritage and natural places," wrote the …

New York Public Library

Apocalyptic Tourism: Top-7 Blood-Curdling Ghost Towns

Crippled buildings, abandoned streets at night, places where nature has won the battle with humans are a real paradise for those who enjoy …

The Largest Living Ghost Town In America Is Right Here In Kansas

They also have a bed & breakfast, a pottery store, the Tannery, and some local landmarks that keep people coming back.<p>Speaking of landmarks, this …

North America

The eerie American Gold Rush ghost towns you can visit

Travel

10 Spooky Ghost Towns that You can Actually Visit

You can tell a lot about a place by its past, and this world is filled with historic cities built on the backs of visionaries from long ago. While …

Nuclear

15 Places That Humans Left Behind Because Nothing Stays Around Forever

Everything that has a beginning has an end.

Charles de Gaulle

Beautiful villages lost to time: Italy's incredible ghost towns

9 Strange and Mysterious American Ghost Towns to Visit if you Dare

By Melanie Moyer.Ghost towns are a fascinating part of the history of the United States. Dotted across the American landscape, these are relics from …

Ghost Stories

7 Ghost Towns to Explore in America

Whether you believe in the supernatural or not, ghost towns in the U.S. provide some interesting hikes into the past. From the lively ghost town of …

21 Bizarre Discoveries Left Abandoned

Sanzhi ghost town, Taiwan<p>This town was planned as a luxurious seashore resort for local wealthy men, but when the construction began, the oddities …

12 Ghost Towns Worth a Visit

Bannack State Park, MT<p>After the 1862 gold strike at nearby Grasshopper Creek, Bannack boomed, drawing outlaws such as corrupt sheriff Henry Plummer …

Road Trips

Old Perithia: Why Corfu's ghost town is the island’s best-kept secret

“The total population of the village? Two. There’ve always been two permanent residents living in Old Perithia at any one time,” says Mark …

Japanese graves in mining ghost town tell story of adultery and murder more than a century ago

A tiny cemetery about 620 kilometres east of Perth is probably the last place you would expect to find two headstones inscribed with Japanese …

Ghost Towns

Inside The Haunted Abandoned Wyndcliffe Mansion in NY’s Hudson Valley

The Hudson River Valley is home to more than its share of formidable ruins, but few match the spooky appeal of Rhinebeck’s Wyndclyffe Mansion. Its …

The History of Tahawus: Once a Thriving Mining Community, Now an Adirondack Ghost Town

The term ghost town is typically associated with the Wild West, but tucked away in upstate’s Adirondack State Park is the former village of Tahawus, …

Who Will Save These Dying Italian Towns?

THE FIRST THING that must be said about the ancient town of Civita di Bagnoregio, just two hours away from Rome and Florence, is that it is beautiful. From a distance, it looks literally otherworldly: The town sits so high atop a perilously steep pinnacle of eroding volcanic rock that it seems as …

Europe

The Deserted Ghost Town of Flat, Alaska

<i>(Image: Lomen Bros. Flat, Alaska pictured in 1911)</i><p>The post office in Flat, Alaska closed in 2004, and the 2010 census recorded the Otter Creek ghost …

Ghost Towns

From fly-fishing to four-wheeling, there’s something for everyone in Aspen in autumn

ASPEN – As usual, my wife insists that it’s all my fault.Some 20-odd autumns ago, Aspen’s three ritziest hotels, the Little Nell, Hotel Jerome and …

Colorado

The Hide and Seek World Championship Will Take Over an Italian Ghost Town

The annual event takes place in Consonno, an abandoned village once considered Italy's Las Vegas

Ghost Towns

Ghost Towns of America: Thurmond, West Virginia

Several ghost towns exist in the United States. While they once thrived with people and business and even contributed to the general economy, they …

Abandoned States: Places In Idyllic 1960s Postcards Have Transformed Into Scenes Of Abandonment

I found the old matchbook lying on a desk.<p>It was buried under some papers, beside a thick, water-logged book frozen solid in the January chill. I ran …

Washington D.C.

Haunting Relics of a Country That No Longer Exists

Discover the incredible history behind Yugoslavia's otherworldly monuments.<p>Hundreds of bizarre futuristic monuments appear out of place jutting from the varied landscape of the former Yugoslavia—ghostlike echoes of a country that no longer exists. Stretching from present-day Croatia and Slovenia …

Europe