This Haunting Road Trip Through Texas Ghost Towns Is One You Won’t Forget
It’s been far too long since our last road trip article, so obviously that had to change. And this time, per y’all’s request, we’ve strayed away from the hill country to focus on the Old West – specifically, the forgotten ghost towns that most people don’t dare visit. As usual, we’ve put together the Google Map for you which can be found here. All you have to do is get in the car and drive! That is, unless you’re too scared…who knows what could be lurking in the shadows in these desolate, empty towns? There’s one way to find out, and it’s by taking this epic road trip that will lead you to several of the most hauntingly beautiful ghost towns in Texas.
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So, who’s brave enough to take this trip? Have you ever been to any of these ghost towns in Texas? Let us know in the comments below!
Are there any haunted restaurants or bars in Texas?
It may come as a surprise, but Texas is home to many paranormal hot spots and allegedly haunted locations, including restaurants and bars. One of the most famous haunted restaurants in Texas is the Catfish Plantation in Waxahachie, Texas. Housed in an 1800s Victorian mansion, the Catfish Plantation has had several ghostly reports over the years. Among the spirits is a flirty gentleman who is known to play with women’s hair and the spirit of a former owner, Caroline, who is not the friendliest of spirits.
What underrated places in Texas should I visit?
There’s something to be said about exploring the often overlooked attractions in Texas. When you’re visiting Texas, consider some of the national wildlife refuges and state parks like Pedernales Falls State Park, Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, or Big Thicket National Preserve, which features over 40 miles of hiking trails to explore. If you’re more into city-life, consider visiting a small town in Texas like Gruene, Fredericksburg, Dublin, or Port Aransas which features several lovely beaches and a fishing pier.
What unique tours in Texas can I take?
If you’re not claustrophobic, a cave tour can be one of the most unique experiences you’ll have in Texas. Located near San Antonio, the Natural Bridge Caverns are the largest known commercial caverns in the state. The deepest part of the tour is 180 feet below the surface, where you’ll see unique geological formations and learn about the history of these caves which were discovered in 1960.
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.
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