America’s Coolest Ghost Towns

Old mines, abandoned buildings, and the occasional curse: America's ghost towns make for a hair-raising detour.

Glenrio, Texas and New Mexico

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This little town straddling the Texas–New Mexico border was a busy road stop during the heyday of Route 66—offering gas, restaurants, motels—with a few newer buildings, such as a Texaco, reflecting the Art Moderne style. The movie crew for The Grapes of Wrath even spent some time filming here in 1939. But in the 1970s business came to a halt when I-40 was built and literally passed by Glenrio. There are supposedly a few people who live in Glenrio now, but otherwise the empty, largely intact little town is part of the National Register of Historic Places.

Closest Civilization: Tucumcari, NM, and Amarillo, TX.

America’s Coolest Ghost Towns

Glenrio, Texas and New Mexico

This little town straddling the Texas–New Mexico border was a busy road stop during the heyday of Route 66—offering gas, restaurants, motels—with a few newer buildings, such as a Texaco, reflecting the Art Moderne style. The movie crew for The Grapes of Wrath even spent some time filming here in 1939. But in the 1970s business came to a halt when I-40 was built and literally passed by Glenrio. There are supposedly a few people who live in Glenrio now, but otherwise the empty, largely intact little town is part of the National Register of Historic Places.

Closest Civilization: Tucumcari, NM, and Amarillo, TX.

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