JUST WHAT IS A GHOST
people think of a ghost town as being a "movie set"
panorama with a full complement of vacant buildings complete
with doors swinging in the wind and the howling of the breeze
through holes in walls. Others think of a ghost town as being
a town that is a shadow of its former past, but still alive with
museums and shops and things to do pertaining to the old west
in a true old west location. Still others think of a ghost town
as being nothing but a few ruins and foundations in a far remote
area accessible only by Four-Wheel drive on a good day. So, who
is right? Everyone is right. A ghost town is any place where
people once lived, or are still living, that is a shadow of its
past glory. This includes everything from absolutely remote locations
with very little remaining (sometimes called the "True Ghost"),
to flourishing tourist towns such as Jerome, Az or even Calico,
Ca. Ghosttowns.com contains all of the above types of ghost towns.
So, whether you are looking for a "True Ghost" or a
place to take your family for a visit to the old west, you can
find it here at Ghosttowns.com.
WORD ON DIRECTIONS
our historic past can be one of the most rewarding experiences
we can have. However, some people don't take it very seriously.
You will find that most ghost town sites have been mostly or
completely vandalized or shot to pieces. For the sake of preserving
our history we have not given the exact directions to any of
the ghost towns on this web site. We feel that if you are serious
about visiting ghost towns you can take the information we give
you together with a small amount of work and locate the towns.
Individuals who take the time to do this will hopefully enjoy
an awesome visit to our past and not take or destroy it. It might
be good to point out here that there are federal and state laws
governing "ghost towning". Federal law states an individual
can be imprisoned and fined for so much as digging a small hole
or removing anything at an archaeological site. Unfortunately
this rules out all metal detecting. The only thing you can legally
take at a ghost town is pictures! With that said, here is all
the information you need to locate ghost towns, as well as other
use full information. Happy ghost town hunting!
HELPFUL INFORMATION ON VISITING GHOST TOWNS