Forgotten But Not Gone - 20 Ghost Towns You Can Actually Visit
Some towns grow quickly, sprouting up as if overnight as a new business brings money and jobs to the area. Some towns grow slowly, attracting people slowly over time due to a variety of different factors. However, some towns cease to grow at all. Through some economic, natural or financial devastation, the residents of the town are forced to leave their homes and look for greener pastures as, for most people, a town cannot survive without infrastructure, jobs or community. These are ghost towns. The buildings are there, but nobody is home. The term "ghost town" is most often associated with the old Wild West towns from the western United States, but ghost towns exist all around the world. Some of them you cannot visit, usually because it is downright dangerous, but others you can visit, explore and even tour as an attraction in the area.