Most People Have Long Forgotten About This Vacant Ghost Town In Rural Iowa

Iowa is full of ghost towns, and one of them in particular is worth a visit. The town of Buckhorn is located west of Maquoketa, less than a hour from the Quad Cities, and the remnants of this once bustling town will take your breath away.

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Most Iowans don’t even know that Buckhorn exists, but it’s easy to visit. Just head west on Route 64 from Maquoketa until you see the cemetery on your right! Turn left by the church and the road will take you straight to the old Creamery. Be aware, though, that these buildings are private property, and we don’t recommend you try to enter and explore. If you can’t get enough of this spooky Hawkeye history, you might want to embark on our Haunting Road Trip Through Iowa Ghost Towns – it’s one trip you’ll never forget!