17 Staggering Photos Of An Abandoned Town Hiding In Arizona

Arizona is home to a variety of well-preserved remnants of the past. From ancient cliff dwellings to a multitude of other places to discover Arizona’s past, we are blessed with much visual evidence of where we’ve been as a people and a culture. Nowhere else in the Grand Canyon State is the (modern) past more evident than in the ghost town of Ruby, located in southern Arizona. It’s believed to be the most well-preserved ghost town in the state, and possibly the entire country. Take a look at the 17 photos below and see for yourself:

A non-profit group powered by volunteers has taken stewardship of the ghost town of Ruby and invites visitors to come explore the remnants of this former mining town. The town sits on private property but it’s open to visitors Thursday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until dark. Special advance arrangements can also be made to camp or to schedule a personal or group tour. A donation of $12 is requested of every person wishing to visit the ghost town. Ruby is located approximately 90 minutes south of Tucson. For more information, visit the official website for the ghost town at Ruby, Arizona.