Visit These 10 Creepy Ghost Towns In Wyoming At Your Own Risk
By Caryl|Updated on October 06, 2023(Originally published February 19, 2021)
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Abandoned towns with old weathered and dilapidated buildings that nature is overtaking are often referred to as ghost towns. At one time or another, ghost towns usually experienced a spike in activity until the town met its decline due to a change in its economy. Here are some creepy ghost towns in Wyoming that are considered mostly abandoned, however, some are on private property and do not welcome visitors. For those that are available to the public, there’s no greater thrill than walking through a creepy old deserted town or in some cases, mostly deserted. Check out the best ghost towns in Wyoming:
Have you visited any of the best ghost towns in Wyoming? Would you add any other abandoned places in Wyoming to this list? Let us know! And if you plan on taking a road trip to visit any of these ghost towns, check out our road trip essentials packing list before you hit the road.
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Can I visit any abandoned places in Wyoming?
Lots of places in Wyoming were abandoned after settlers moved west. You can visit the following abandoned places:
Ghost towns like Kirwin and Gebo
Old outposts like the Mormon Ferry site or Fort Laramie.
If you're looking to learn about more recent history, visit the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, which was an internment camp during World War II. It's become an interpretive center to preserve the story of Americans who were subject to unthinkable torment here in Wyoming during the war, and it's worth a visit to learn from the past.
What are the creepiest places in Wyoming?
Some of the creepiest places in Wyoming include:
The Old Faithful Lodge
The cemetery at Gebo. Some say you can still hear the wails and cries of children in Gebo!
In Kirwin, paranormal investigators have found all sorts of activity from another realm.
Are there any haunted hotels in Wyoming?
The most haunted hotels in Wyoming can be found in Buffalo and Sheridan:
In Buffalo, the Occidental Hotel and its attached Virginian saloon are said to be haunted by a young woman who died on the upper floors of the hotel.
In Sheridan, the Sheridan Inn is said to be haunted by Miss Kate Arnold, who roams the halls and greets guests with her ghostly figure.