This Creepy Ghost Town In South Dakota Is The Stuff Nightmares Are Made Of
Ghost towns provide so much insight into South Dakota’s history, and the tiny town of Capa is no exception. All but abandoned, this ghost town can only be reached via a gravel road…and you’ll travel nine miles from Midland to get there. Once you find it, you’ll be glad you ventured out. It’s a very photogenic little spot, and a little bit creepy. Listen to the wind whistling between the withered boards of the abandoned buildings, and you’re likely to have chills up and down your spine!
Capa was founded in 1908. Though it was always a small town, it once thrived with a hotel, newspaper and U.S. Post Office, which closed in 1976.
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Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.
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