Step Inside This Untouched Ghost Town In Oregon For A Truly Unforgettable Experience

Shaniko, Oregon is a true slice of history and a unique hidden gem. Located in Wasco County, this amazingly preserved ghost town has a fascinating history — before its decline, it was known as the “Wool Capitol of the World”. To this day, you can still visit the town and walk through the empty streets, past decaying buildings, ghostly windows, rusting trucks, and more; the experience is absolutely unforgettable.

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Shaniko is located in Wasco County just off Highway 97. It is a “living” ghost town, which means there are still a small population of people who reside in the area, so when you’re exploring be careful not to trespass.

Check out our Ultimate Oregon Ghost Town Road Trip here.