Ghost Towns Around the World

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

The Creepiest Ghost Town In West Virginia Is The Stuff Nightmares Are Made Of

West Virginia

Photos highlight abandoned airports around the world

If you don't take care of them, airports will rot away just like any other deserted or derelict structure.<p>Getty Images compiled a cool gallery of the world's deserted and decrepit airport facilities around the globe, including some in the U.S.<p>You may be surprised to learn that international …

Gaza

Gold Country: 4 historic state parks rich in gold mining history

Ghosts have replaced miners in the Gold Country, but the region’s state parks bring back the heady optimism of the Gold Rush.<p>1 Marshall Gold …

Road Trips

America’s Coolest Ghost Towns

Named for the local silica-rich volcanic rock, this town near Death Valley National Park sprang up in 1905 with the promise of gold—so much promise …

Most People Don't Know The Story Behind The Oklahoma Ghost Town That Never Died

Life behind the Iron Curtain: Inside abandoned Soviet military bases, ghost towns and a hidden city once home to thousands

In 1991, the Cold War had thawed completely, prompting Soviet troops to leave their military bases, makeshift towns and cities.<p>Today, more than 25 …

Matildaville: George Washington’s Ghost Town

If you’ve ever hiked Great Falls Park, you might have stumbled across the ruins of a long lost town. Matildaville was to be a bustling hub on an …

Goldfield Ghost Town: The Arizona Wild West You Think You Know

When visiting other states in the US, I love asking people where they are from. After a brief discussion about their hometown, they usually ask the …

This tiny Swiss village with a population of just 13 people is being transformed into a resort

This dream holiday location is expected to open next year.<p><b>Villages don't come much more picturesque than Corippo, a tiny dwelling nestled among the</b> …

Europe

Mysterious 'haunted' city found floating in the middle of the ocean which terrified locals call 'Island of Ghosts'

This is the mysterious ancient city found on a remote island in the middle of the ocean - and experts believe it's haunted .<p>Archaeologists have taken …

Strange lights and sounds in Namibian ghost town on Josh Gates' Destination Truth

Josh Gates’ Destination Truth<p>This week on Josh Gates’ Destination Truth, Josh and the team head to the African country of Namibia to investigate some …

13 Ghost Towns Worth a Visit

Travel back in time at these fascinating ghost towns around the West<p>The abandoned beauty of ghost towns is one of the best reasons to seek one out for a visit. The West has plenty of them, with buildings in charming states of disrepair, telling the tales of people from a bygone era.<p>These 13 ghost …

Road Trips

Ghosting Oregon

<i>W</i>hat is it about our fascination with those abandoned places known as ghost towns? Are we hoping to find some long lost treasures? Are we bearing …

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 …

North America

13 ghost towns to camp near this Halloween

<i>This story was originally published on Hipcamp.</i><p>Everyone loves a good campfire story. And for those who love the spookier things in life, nothing is …

Road Trips

5 Ghost Towns You Can Buy Right Now, If You Dare

There's something spooky about the sheer number of ghost towns in America. According to Wikipedia, there are over a thousand of these otherworldly, …

Touring Nevada’s ghost towns

Funny what you find in the middle of the desert. A rifle almost as old as Nevada’s statehood leaned against a tree. Cars stuck in the cracked earth …

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

Updated:Friday, November 3 2017 1:24 PM EDT2017-11-03 17:24:17 GMT<p>All week long, Livingstone College is hosting events to commemorate 125 Years of …

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 …

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Colorado

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 …

Arizona

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

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 the Superfund program first began in the 1980s, …

Environment

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 …

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 …

Travel

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 …

Travel

15 Places That Humans Left Behind Because Nothing Stays Around Forever

Everything that has a beginning has an end.