The Oregon Ghost Town That’s Perfect For An Autumn Day Trip

With its deep pioneer roots and history with the Gold Rush and Western expansion (and of course, the eponymous Oregon Trail), there are quite a few ghost towns hiding in Oregon. Shaniko is one of the most intriguing. Once known as the Wool Capital of the World, this town in north-central Oregon was established in 1901 and business boomed — the town’s manufacturers made a cool $3 million in 1903. But what goes up must inevitably come down, and Shaniko fell hard and fast. Today it’s one of the state’s most well-preserved and intriguing ghost towns. As we enter the season of delightfully frightening fun, this Oregon ghost town is perfect for an autumn day trip.

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Have you ever visited Shaniko? Isn’t this Oregon ghost town perfectly suited for a fun autumn day trip?

If you’re into exploring the Beaver State’s haunted history, there are numerous ghost towns you’ll want to check out. Each of these forgotten towns has their own story — and they are all stories worth hearing!


Address: Shaniko, OR 97037, USA