America's Best Ghost Stories

The tales told at these destinations will make you scream.

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Bodie, CA

Bodie, CA

Widely considered California's most famous ghost town, Bodie was founded in 1859 after gold was discovered nearby.
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Bodie, CA

Bodie, CA

The outpost of 200 original structures in Bodie makes up the nation's largest unreconstructed ghost town. 960 1280

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Elk Falls, KS

Elk Falls, KS

Once a vibrant town in the Ozarks region, Elk Falls, KS, touts itself as the 'World's Largest Living Ghost Town.'
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Copper Center, AK

Copper Center, AK

The Kennecott copper mine in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is a living museum offering tours of the rehabbed mines.
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South Pass City, WY

South Pass City, WY

South Pass City, WY, got its start in 1867, but faded by the 1930s, leaving behind cabins, museums, dance halls and a jail.
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South Pass City, WY

South Pass City, WY

Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, South Pass City, WY, preserves more than 25 historic structures dating back to the 1860s. 960 1280

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St. Elmo, CO

St. Elmo, CO

One of Colorado’s best preserved ghost towns, St. Elmo, CO, was once a prominent location for the mining industry in the 1890s. 960 1280

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St. Elmo, CO

St. Elmo, CO

Many original structures in St. Elmo, CO, have been restored, including a general store that opens from May and October. 960 1280

By Rolf Blauert Dk4hb (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons  

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