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Calico, California, is just one ghost town with an interesting history.

THEN AND NOW: What life was like in 7 American towns before they were abandoned

Before towns like Centralia and Kennecott became ghost towns, they were thriving mining communities with homes, schools, and even train stations.
Ashgabat in Turkmenistan is a ghost town.

13 of the largest abandoned cities and ghost towns around the world, and the eerie stories behind them

There's something both intriguing and eerie about abandoned cities. They make you wonder what could have happened to make an entire city pick up and leave. Here are eight abandoned cities around the world and the stories behind them.
These cities have practically everything they need to thrive — except for people.

A fifth of China’s homes are abandoned. Take a look inside China’s ‘ghost cities.’

China has a very high housing vacancy rate, and it has turned some cities into absolute ghost towns. Here's a look inside these eerie cities.
These cities have practically everything they need to thrive — except for people.

A fifth of China’s homes are abandoned. Take a look inside China’s ‘ghost cities.’

China has a very high housing vacancy rate, and it has turned some cities into absolute ghost towns. Here's a look inside these eerie cities.
Legendary guests including Lyndon Johnson and Judy Garland once stayed at the now abandoned Baker Hotel in Texas.

20 stunning abandoned hotels around the world and the history behind them

From forgotten beach resorts to former celebrity hotspots, here are 20 of the coolest abandoned hotels around the world and the history behind them.
The Westworld look-alike ghost town of Cerro Gordo can be yours for under $1 million.

A real-life Westworld in California sold for over $1 million to a group of Los Angeles investors who plan to use it for festivals and photoshoots

Cerro Gordo, an abandoned mining town with a violent history in Lone Pine, California, that looks straight out of Westworld just sold for more than $1 million. The investors who bought this piece of the Wild Wild West hope to use it for everything from music events to writing retreats.

Incredible photos show how a Chinese ghost town has been reclaimed by nature

Houtouwan, on the eastern Chinese island of Shengshan, was once home to 3,000 fishermen but was abandoned in the 1990s. It now has just five residents and its buildings have become coated in greenery. Take a look.

Nobody wants to buy this Connecticut ghost town that’s on sale for $1.95 million

Johnsonville, Connecticut, went from booming mill town to personal playground for an off-beat millionaire.

Surreal photos of China’s failed ‘city of the future’

China's futuristic utopia, Ordos, sits mostly vacant.

An Argentinian village was submerged in floodwaters 30 years ago — and now the ghost town has finally emerged

Lake Epecuén in Argentina has hidden something amazing for nearly 30 years – and now the ruins of Villa Epecuén are rising from the brackish, salty waters.