Wyoming June 13, 2019
Visit This Haunting Wyoming Ghost Town With An Eerie And Tragic Past If You Dare
Wyoming’s history is full of stories of towns that attracted hundreds seeking a new life – only to be mysteriously abandoned years later. One such town is (mostly) still standing, and although it hasn’t been home to anyone in decades, it’s an eerily beautiful place to visit if you’re looking to get close with your home state’s history.
Back in the late 1800s, the town of Kirwin was a bustling, busy mining town - with a saloon, hotel, sawmill, and two hotels.
At its peak, it was home to more than 200 people. People chose to vacation in the area as well as make their living in the mines and hospitality industry.
Today, the town is abandoned - haunted by a tragic past that drove miners and their families far away.
You can visit this ghost town in Shoshone National Forest, near Meeteetse. Many of the cabins and old buildings are still standing today.
Hike in carefully, because you never know what you'll find here.
In recent years, investigators have discovered that the old, abandoned town is full of insane paranormal activity.
How did one gorgeous mountain town turn into a haunting, eerie spot?
In 1905, there was a mine explosion that rocked the valley, and rattled those who still worked in the industry. In 1907, an avalanche hit the area, destroyed several buildings and killed three people. At that point, many people still living in Kirwin packed their bags and left, determined to get away from a seemingly cursed town.
The remaining buildings have an eerie presence - it really feels like everyone just left suddenly, with no warning.
It's easy to spend hours wandering around here, but be careful. There have been many reports of strange noises and sights with no explanations.
This mountain town has fallen into disrepair, but it maintains a haunting beauty even to this day.
Kirwin is a favorite of photographers and artists who look to reconnect with a place that nature is reclaiming.
Make plans to visit Kirwin if you're not afraid of ghosts, and want to get up close and personal with some Wyoming history.
Despite its tragic past, Kirwin is worth visiting if you love Wyoming history and don't mind encountering some curious spirits.
Address: Kirwin, WY 82433
This Shoshone National Forest ghost town is one of the eeriest places you can spend a day.