Abandoned Towns Across America

These 10 settlements once full of riches and miscreants are now completely desolate. You can meet most of them today, but be careful what you touch.

Kennecott, Alaska

Today, it’s a National Historic Landmark—and one of Alaska’s most popular points of interest

St. Elmo, Colorado

St. Elmo was once a highfalutin gold mining town and popular whistle-stop on the Pacific Railroad.

Bodie, California

Bodie is one of the most famous (and the largest) unreconstructed ghost towns in America.

Cahawba, Alabama

Cahawba has an illustrious history for a ghost town.

Virginia City, Montana

Glenrio, Texas/New Mexico

Rhyolite, Nevada

Batsto Village, New Jersey

Dawson, New Mexico

Garnet, Montana

Centralia, Pennsylvania

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