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Eerie abandoned towns you won't want to step foot in

Love Exploring Logo By Jacqui Agate of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 41: From Gold Rush-era mining towns cast out in the desert to ancient cities ravaged by time, the world is filled with abandoned settlements that act as a window into the past. Here we take a virtual tour of the dusty streets and creaking buildings of the planet's eeriest deserted towns. (If you're planning to visit any in real life, be sure to check relevant travel restrictions before you go.)

Lost towns around the globe

From Gold Rush-era mining towns cast out in the desert to ancient cities ravaged by time, the world is filled with abandoned settlements that act as a window into the past. Here we take a virtual tour of the dusty streets and creaking buildings of the planet's eeriest deserted towns. (If you're planning to visit any in real life, be sure to check relevant travel restrictions before you go.)
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