If you’re a ghost town enthusiast like me then, you’d know that ghost towns were made popular by Western movies such as the popular cowboy movie - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - starring Clint Eastwood.
Most people when they think of ghost town locations, they automatically think of the Midwest and Southwest regions, and you wouldn’t be wrong since many of the most famous ghost towns in US such as Oatman in Arizona, Brownsville in South Dakota and White Oaks in New Mexico are located there.
Having said this, you’ll be glad to know that there are hundreds of abandoned and semi-abandoned ghost towns all across America. Below are some of America’s best ghost towns:
Centralia is located in Pennsylvania and became a ghost town in the early 1960’s when the mine caught fire underneath the town destroying many houses above and breaking apart roads.
The old coal mine of Centralia is one of the best ghost towns in US to visit and accessible. Today, you can see steam an smoke through the ground cracks, and the most fascinating thing about Centralia is that the fire still burns underneath the town (that’s well over 50 years!).
Centralia is located along Pennsylvania Route 61; around 30 minutes drive north of Reading.
Kendall is another popular mining ghost town in the US, and it is located within the Moccasin Mountains in the state of Montana.