Ghost Towns Around the World

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

Bankhead Ghost Town

The ruins of the "20-year town" lay out among the mountains of Alberta.<p>Once a bustling mining town operated by the Canadian Pacific Railroad, the …

Colorado

Hamilton Ghost Town

A Nevada mining boomtown that ran out of silver and luck.<p>After silver lodes were discovered high on Treasure Hill in 1867, miners flocked to the area …

Ghost Towns

Rio 2016 Olympics sites an urban ghost town 1 year on

One year since the 2016 Brazil Olympics Games, most of the venues in Rio de Janeiro lie in a state of despair cocooned by an eerie silence. Multiple …

Brazil

Take a ghost town road trip through Northeast Alabama with this guide

After making a map for a Ghost Town Road Trip through South Alabama, several readers requested a guide to ghost towns in north Alabama.

Road Trips

Industrial Ruins to Explore (Legally) in and Around Berlin - Berlin Tours

Slip into Spreepark to see an abandoned amusement park with a semi-sordid history. (Photo: Alamy)<p>Berlin’s really glamming it up these days, but many …

A look inside this Mojave Desert ghost town

Just outside Las Vegas lies the quirky, sustainable ghost town of Nipton, CA where guests can relive a bit of the Old West with its 16 residents. Explore more offbeat adventures with our expert guides.

Off the Strip: 10 places to explore beyond Las Vegas

With dancing fountains, a thundering volcano, a pyramid-shaped flashlight and singing gondoliers, Las Vegas Boulevard could be the most happening …

Las Vegas

This ghost town and its spooky cemetery lie just west of Fort Worth

Editor's note: Dallas resident Stacy Breen is an intrepid explorer of local culture with an instinct for making nifty discoveries. She's contributing …

Ghost Towns

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Eerie photos show the Soviet garrison 'ghost town' in Russia's 'Land of Fire and Ice' that's now become a tourist destination

• <b>The outpost sits tucked away in snow-peaked moutains in the Kamchatka peninsula within the Pacific Ocean</b>• <b><br>It was built by Soviet leader Nikita</b> …

The island ghost town in the middle of the SF Bay

It's the Bay Area's last ghost town<p><i>This post originally appeared on KQED.com.</i><p>On an island in the middle of San Francisco Bay sits a series of abandoned wooden buildings, slumped over and sinking into the ground. They're all that remain of the town called Drawbridge — often referred to as the last …

San Francisco Bay Area

This ghost town deep in the Alabama woods holds a ghostly legend

A ghostly legend surrounds the death of a Lookout Mountain Iron Company workers.

Road Trips

Dyea, Alaska: A Ghost Town in the Klondike

<i>(Image: NPS. The ghost town of Dyea, Alaska)</i>Booking a trip online is easy today. But imagine setting out on a life-changing journey that could …

Ghost Towns

Haunted hotspots? The world’s coolest ghost towns

Do you ever wonder what the world would look like if humans were gone? A<p>Abandoned places can be ghastly and charming at the same time. Rundown, frozen in time, and often hidden, uninhabited buildings and cities continue to fascinate. It doesn’t take a long time for nature to overtake manmade …

Thistle Ghost Town

A small flooded ghost town with a few scattered structures remaining.<p>The town of Thistle, Utah was established in 1883. It flourished for a time as a …

Ghost Towns

6 American Ghost Towns Every Thrill Seeker Should See in Their Lifetime

When you hear the words "ghost town," haunted neighborhoods are what probably immediately come to mind, but these communities aren't where the Boogie …

Road Trips

Spend The Night In A Ghost Town Filled With Fossils

In the middle of nowhere, Nevada, lies Berlin-Ichthyosaur Park. The "Berlin" part of its name is for the abandoned mining town it contains, a ghostly …

North America

Wander Through This Turkish Ghost Town With a Tragic Past

The dirt road marks a dividing line between the living and dead villages. In the valley, there’s modern Kayaköy: a sleepy village in southwestern …

Ghost Towns

This dune-covered ghost town is often called Michigan’s Pompeii

When you hear the words "ghost town," you might imagine a dusty, vacant place in the Old West, where cowboys once tread. Well, think again because …

Ghost Towns

Italian 'ghost town' for sale: Entire village available for less than price of a small London flat

The only moment of glory the mountaintop fortress Rocca Calascio has had in centuries of oblivion came in 1985, when it served as the set for the fantasy film Ladyhawke. It then went back to being a sleepy ghost town, isolated among the peaks of central Italy's rugged Apennine hills in the Abruzzi …

Europe

Myanmar's "a ghost town" to surpass one wonder of the world

Mrauk U used to be Myanmar’s "golden city", it is now called "the forgotten city".<p>However, local people, temples, walls, and bricks at Mrauk U has …

Asia

Eerie images of a historic village on the verge of being abandoned after years of neglect

A small village that dates back to the 1500s is on the verge of becoming a ghost town after years of abandonment and neglect.<p>Located north-west of …

MICHIGAN GHOST TOWN: The Once-Booming Town of Brinton

The Michigan ghost town of Brinton is located in Isabella County in Coldwater Township. It was founded in 1862, named “Letson” after storekeeper & …

A 13th-century ruin listed on Airbnb is a dreamy mix of old and new

Sleep doesn’t come easy when you’re living in a dream. Earlier this month, I spent a night tossing and turning, overwhelmed by an enchanting 13th-century stone house on the edge of Civita di Bagnoregio, a deserted hilltop town about 75 miles north of Rome. I booked it on Airbnb.<p>“Casa d’Artista,” or …

Europe

The 13 most creepy and incredible ghost towns around the world

Nothing can quite intrigue and horrify us in equal parts like a town that was abandoned in its entirety.<p>And while ghost towns have captivated people …

A World Without People

<i>Updated on May 28, 2017</i><p>For a number of reasons, natural and human, people have evacuated or otherwise abandoned many places around the world—large and small, old and new. Gathering images of deserted areas into a single photo essay, one can get a sense of what the world might look like if humans …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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In the Mojave Desert, a winding route reveals the weird and the wonderful

There’s no road trip like a desert road trip.<p>You rarely run out of road, and you’re sure to meet people far more compelling than yourself. But I wasn’t interested in the irrigated, moneyed enclaves of ex-presidents and chief executives.<p>I wanted to explore the remoter edges of the Mojave — those …