What You’ll Discover In These 8 Deserted Oregon Towns Is Truly Grim

There’s something eery about walking the streets of a ghost town. The dilapidated buildings, broken-down cars, and dusty windows give us a glimpse of the town’s former life—and the ghosts that linger behind. Oregon has more ghost towns than any other state in the country. From abandoned gold rush towns to old farming communities, these eight ghost towns in Oregon are absolutely fascinating:

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Oregon has tons of incredible ghost towns, including the famous gold-mining town of Shaniko. Learn about more of Oregon’s ghost towns here and be sure to check out our Ultimate Oregon Ghost Town Road Trip.