Texas Is Home To Three Of The Top 10 Spookiest Ghost Tours In The Entire U.S.

The Lone Star State boasts an extremely rich history. With that comes quite a few spine-chilling tales and ghost stories; and, by extension, Texas ghost tours that explore these haunted locales! According to USA Today, the Lone Star State is home to three of the top 10 spookiest ghost tours in the entire U.S (okay, one of them also has locations in other states, but it still counts). From haunted pub crawls to a ghost bus to nighttime strolls through historic districts dating back centuries, these Texas ghost tours promise nothing but a ghoulishly good time.

Have you dared to take any of these Texas ghost tours? If so, let us know all about your experience in the comments! Check out our previous article to learn more about Sisters Grimm: Hop On The Ghost Bus And Take A Haunted Tour Of Texas’ Most Paranormally Active City, San Antonio.

Address: Nightly Spirits Ghost Tours, 202 Travis St ste 666, Houston, TX 77002, USA
Address: Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours, 204 Alamo Plaza Suite #T, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
Address: Menger Hotel, 204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
Address: The Alamo, 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
Address: 129 S Seguin Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130, USA
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July 04, 2022

Are there any ghost towns in Texas?

If the above Texas ghost tours whet your appetite for all things haunted and harrowing in the Lone Star State, you’ll want to pack up and head to the little town of Orla. The story of Orla is one with which we’re all familiar: like the hundreds of now-deserted Texas towns, it was built for one reason and one reason alone: to pan for gold. Orla was established in 1890 as a section house for the Pecos River Railroad; it was a place where opportunistic prospectors flocked in hopes of striking big. Unlike many of the ghost towns in America, Orla experienced a second population pop in the mid-1900s, as Texas experienced another, oil-related boom. Today, Orla remains an equipment-shipping point; however, most of the buildings and homes sit abandoned, making this Texas town a popular destination for inquisitive photographers and ghost hunters.

What are some abandoned places in Texas?

One of the most famous abandoned places in the Lone Star State, Glenrio straddles the border between Texas and New Mexico, and is another roadside casualty along Route 66. This southwestern border town was founded in 1901 as a popular intersection for many of the growing railroad lines across America. It was a beautiful place filled with wheat fields and cattle; some movies, such as “The Grapes of Wrath,” even had scenes filmed here. But alas, its location on the border put it betwixt and between two states, neither of which were willing to cede control. Two post offices, two gas stations, two state taxes… between this and the dying railroad industry, Glenrio was doomed from the beginning. In 1955, the Rock Island Railroad Depot closed, and by the 1980s, all but two residents remained. Today, curious explorers can drive through this ghost town and imagine what life was once like.

Address: Nightly Spirits Ghost Tours, 202 Travis St ste 666, Houston, TX 77002, USA
Address: Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours, 204 Alamo Plaza Suite #T, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
Address: Menger Hotel, 204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
Address: The Alamo, 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
Address: 129 S Seguin Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130, USA