The U.S. is dotted with thousands of old ghost towns.
There were a variety of different reasons why towns failed to thrive. Most of the towns we highlight here were mining towns that failed to survive once the mines were “worked out.”
Click the map below to learn about some of the more interesting ghost towns in each state.
The people may be gone, but they left behind some interesting old buildings and relics. Some of these might even be good places to search with a metal detector in hopes of finding coins and buried treasure!