This Nevada Living Ghost Town Will Transport You Back in Time

Located on the western slope of the Toiyabe Range and along Highway 50 — dubbed “The Loneliest Road in America” — sits the small, living ghost town of Austin. Rich in mining history, this small town experienced a silver boon and at one point had a population of nearly 10,000. Today, its population has dwindled to 192. Austin’s distinction as a “living ghost town” refers to it being a well-preserved example of an early Nevada mining town. Today, Austin contains many of its original buildings which have, remarkably, withstood the test of time, and this quaint town is quite popular among visitors to the Silver State.

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