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These 8 Ghost Towns Along Arizona’s Route 66 Will Haunt Your Dreams

Route 66 is home to an iconic side of America that is starting to see a new breath of life. When Interstate 40 was opened, towns and otherwise popular tourist spots saw their lives dwindle to non-existence when the new highway bypassed these places in favor of saving time. This led to many areas becoming underpopulated or completely abandoned ghost towns that can only offer a glimpse of their former lives. Here are eight such places that exist in Arizona, which has the longest stretch of the historic highway still in use.

Have you visited any of these places before? Don’t forget to check out some of our previous articles on Route 66 and ghost towns!

Monica Spencer
Monica is a Diné freelance writer and the Arizona staff writer for Only In Your State. In addition to writing, she also enjoys taking photos, running, and weaving. She currently lives in Phoenix with her boyfriend and their herd of cats.