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This Creepy Ghost Town In South Dakota Is The Stuff Nightmares Are Made Of

Ghost towns provide so much insight into South Dakota’s history, and the tiny town of Capa is no exception. All but abandoned, this ghost town can only be reached via a gravel road…and you’ll travel nine miles from Midland to get there. Once you find it, you’ll be glad you ventured out. It’s a very photogenic little spot, and a little bit creepy. Listen to the wind whistling between the withered boards of the abandoned buildings, and you’re likely to have chills up and down your spine!

Capa was founded in 1908. Though it was always a small town, it once thrived with a hotel, newspaper and U.S. Post Office, which closed in 1976.

Have you ever visited Capa? Share your photos if you have them!

Interested in some more abandoned spots in the state? Read this article: 10 Abandoned Places In South Dakota That Nature Is Reclaiming.

Catherine Rees
Catherine is a lifelong resident of Utah. She's a writer, researcher and observer of the human condition.