5 Coolest Ghost Towns In The US

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Bodie, California 

Located in the eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range, Bodie is one of the most well-preserved ghost towns in the US. Once a bustling gold mining town in the late 1800s, it is now a State Historic Park.

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Kolmanskop, Namibia 

While not in the US, Kolmanskop is worth mentioning due to its fascinating history. It was a diamond mining town in the early 1900s, now engulfed by the desert sands of the Namib Desert.  

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Rhyolite, Nevada 

Once a booming gold rush town, Rhyolite is now a ghost town in Nevada, near Death Valley National Park. The remains of several well-preserved buildings, attract visitors interested in Wild West history.

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St. Elmo, Colorado 

St. Elmo is a well-preserved ghost town in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Founded in the late 1800s as a mining town, it now stands as a popular tourist destination.

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Bannack, Montana

Bannack is a National Historic Landmark and was the site of Montana's first major gold discovery in 1862. Visitors can wander through the well-preserved structures.

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